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By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes One of the things I am hearing more and more kōrero about is generational trauma, especially when talking about Māori experiences in the many years after colonisation. Generational trauma is sometimes called intergenerational or transgenerational trauma, a concept that was...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes We drink it, wash in it, cook with it, swim in it. We turn on the tap dozens of times a day. It comprises most of our food, our environment, and indeed, our bodies. Yet, most of us barely think about...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes In Filipino culture, family is everything. So, when Vanessa Villareña learned about the plight of Afghanistan’s refugees earlier this year, she wanted to do something to help - however small. “It’s important for me to support the refugees as they have been...

By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes With Christmas just around the corner, the topic of Jesus’ birth and how Mary conceived him as a virgin (the Immaculate Conception), will once again take the stage. Even though we all know it is not possible to conceive a...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 11 minutes The Orokonui Ecosanctuary, located 20 km north of Dunedin is an ecological island wildlife reserve, and a testament to what can be achieved by a group of ordinary citizens with passion and dedication to a cause. That cause is environmental...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 8 minutes Each year, on 6 February, Aotearoa/New Zealand celebrates Waitangi Day. A growing number of new migrants are actively participating in how our country celebrates, commemorates and congregates on this national day; a day that’s also an opportunity to learn more...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 11 minutes New Zealand is a country of migrants – from Māori ancestors arriving in their waka, to early Europeans and modern-day immigrants who continue to arrive from different corners of the world. But while migrants make the choice to emigrate, there...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes It’s a Saturday morning, a little after eight o’clock. I’m standing at the front of a small, airless classroom, and there are fourteen sleepy little faces staring at me. Behind them, fourteen pairs of parents, also staring, but much more...