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By Amokura Panoho Tītiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua, look back and reflect so you can move forward, seems an apt whakatauki (proverb) to quote as we wrestle with the impact of the COVID pandemic across our society, not just in Aotearoa/New Zealand but globally.  The lesson to be...

By Alina Suchanski Located in the Indian Ocean, 350 kilometres south of Java, Indonesia, Christmas Island has a stormy history that actually has little to do with Christmas. It was named by English captain William Mynors, who discovered it on Christmas Day 1643. Today it's a...

By Chris Pidgeon With our world’s rising levels of war, famine, and poverty, come a larger number of individuals and families flocking for a safer home. Refugees are an unavoidable aspect of humanitarianism, one that every country on the planet has differing opinions on. In Aotearoa...

By Hayley White For many young New Zealanders, the concept of embarking on the ”Big OE” seems almost like a religious pilgrimage. “OE” stands for “overseas experience” and is a rite of passage where young, middle class, PākehāNew Zealanders take an extended journey overseas, working...

By Katie Stone 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. It meant...