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By Jennifer Little Reading time: 13 minutes Fitting in as one of the “boys in blue” felt like the only option for young Muslim migrant Naila Hassan when she pursued her dream of joining the New Zealand Police 33 years ago. It was her choice to blend in...

By Hayley White Reading time: 11 minutes When I was a young girl, my aunty lived in Shanghai, southern China. When she came home to New Zealand to visit, she brought me back a beautiful red dress called a cheongsam. It was and continues to be, the...

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 Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 16 minutes When Malvina Reynolds penned her 1962 song ‘Little Boxes’ she would’ve had no idea how a musical protest against social reform would herald the way for a revolutionary style of housing in time to come: tiny houses – now a...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes In a world dominated by technology, few of us could imagine a life - or even an hour - away from some form of connectivity. It’s not just that technology has made our lives more comfortable. It’s allowed us to...

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 Katie Stone From ice-skating to card-playing, tamales to ugali, gingerbread houses to a share-bucket of KFC, Christmas celebrations around the world are quite a mixed bag. But no matter how it’s done or where the common thread linking every festive celebration is togetherness. Vancouver, Canada In...

By Philippa Hadlow Scrummaging in our lumber-room come Christmas time, I'm guaranteed to find a box of unused greeting cards. They’ve piled up as leftovers from years gone by, and I feel quite chuffed as I haul them out, ready for a spate of virtuous Christmas...

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...