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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 Alina Suchanski Reading time: 12 minutes Most animals in the world have a voice, yet only one species evolved to have a language. There are more than 7,000 languages globally, but do they all have the same importance geographically, economically, or socially? Is linguistic diversity an...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 14 minutes Lathee Verrall has taught English in New Zealand, Singapore, and the Maldives. Since she retired from her teaching career, she has published two books and is working on a third.. With such a track record, one might be surprised that...

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 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 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 through enough,”...

By Philippa Hadlow When Elmien and Gerrit Feldtmann look out their kitchen window, they see and hear wildlife of a different kind from their hometown in South Africa. Trilling in the bush that surrounds their parklike property in Taranaki are fantails, finches, wax-eyes, and warblers. As...