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By Katie Stone Reading time: 12 minutes Camping, caravanning, and motorhoming have long been a tradition in New Zealand. Many of us have spent summers pitching tents near the beach or bumping over gravel roads in the family caravan. Now, with overseas travel still looking doubtful - and...

By Jennifer Little Reading time: 8 minutes It could be any multi-generational family gathering in a suburban lounge: cups of tea; people sharing their holiday snaps; talking about how their week has been. Toddlers on the floor at the feet of the elderly in armchairs, playing with...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 12 minutes One bright Saturday morning back in March, Mgcini Masuku went for a run. He started at 6am. He finished on Monday morning, some 44 hours and 161 kilometres later. Despite starting on just three hours’ sleep, getting lost in the middle of...

By Jennifer Little Reading time: 10 minutes Could Palmerston North become the southern hemisphere’s ‘proverb capital’ and a flagship for successful multiculturalism? A classical studies scholar with a passion for proverbs is doing her best to bring this vision to life. He Kupu Rangatira – The Proverb Pathway is...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 11 minutes Aboriginal Australians are one of the most ancient cultures and oldest continuous populations in the world. A genome extracted from a 100-year-old hair sample in Western Australia revealed that Aboriginals descended from a single human lineage who migrated from Africa to...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 12 minutes Flightless we may be, Kiwis still love to travel. Yes, the length and breadth of our destinations have changed somewhat (well, a lot) in the past 18 months. Up until February 2020, ‘travel’ might have meant Brisbane or Bali or Berlin....

By Hayley White Reading time: 10 minutes In the last decade, the fashion industry has arguably become one of the worst industries in the world for environmental abuse, and it’s no wonder. It contributes 10% of all CO2 emissions worldwide per year (that’s four to five billion...

By Hayley White Reading time: 8 minutes Nobody enjoys that time of the month. Whether they call it Aunt Flo, the red sea, shark week or simply their period, everyone I know has an endless stream of complaints whenever their menses comes around. For many women, their...

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