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By David Woods Country of Origin: New Zealand Age: 50, 1st year Social Anthropology student Massey University, Palmerston North Reading time: 6 minutes While some may feel that history is in the past and we should just move on, history starts now, and the present becomes the past, moment...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes Generation Z would call me a Generation X cisgender female (she/her), and they are correct. My dresses are classic; my skirts and pants: tailored. But as none of my clothing has a handy receptacle for holding stuff sewn into its...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 14 minutes Dubbed “the common cold of mental illness”, depression has reached epidemic proportions amongst European nations and English speaking countries. At the other end of the spectrum, there are languages that don’t even have a word for ‘depression’. Alina Suchanski explores...

By Hayley White Reading time: 22 minutes Humankind has been trying to control birth and fertility almost since the beginning of time - so long ago, in fact, there is no way to really know when contraception was first invented. The way women through the ages avoided...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 14 minutes The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aims to promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture. Founded in 1945, it has 193 member states and 11 associate members. One of its...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes Creating a multi-faceted business to fund a mission to protect, restore, and enhance our natural environment is mission accomplished for North Taranaki Hapū, Otaraua, from the Waitara area. Nga Ringawera Otaraua (NRO) was established in 2013 as the Hapū’s commercial...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 14 minutes Few of us will ever meet anyone who has been to Tibet. Getting into the country is a chore: non-residents require a Tibet Entry Permit (which itself requires a Chinese visa) and must join a group tour with a Chinese...