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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...

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 Hayley White Reading time: 11 minutes [caption id="attachment_3486" align="alignright" width="600"] Camila Antonia Noa Núñez, aka Amila[/caption] 20-year-old singer/songwriter Camila Antonia Noa Núñez, aka Amila, was born in Santiago, Chile. As a young, up-and-coming pop star who found her feet in the New Zealand music industry, she has...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 12 minutes Christmas is the biggest annual celebration in Poland, as it is in most Christian countries. While in many western countries the reasons for celebrating Christmas have become diluted by the sea of commercialism, in Poland, they are still deeply rooted...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 11 minutes 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...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 12 minutes “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Winston Churchill Daryl Cockburn, architect and town planner, has worked on over 500 projects in Wellington, New Zealand. Concerned about the environment and building sustainability, he has fought many a battle with the...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 14 minutes As a kid, Janeen Page was always making stuff. ‘Real’, functional stuff. She was intrigued by the process of how an object – a barbie doll, for instance - would be perfectly formed, as if by magic. She wondered what...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 13 minutes Polish art conservators Ludmiła and Edward Sakowski were told they’d never find a job in their profession in New Zealand because the country was so young; there was no art there to restore. What they found when they moved to...