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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: 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...

Reviews by Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 12 minutes Love After The End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Edited by Joshua Whitehead Arsenal Pulp Press 2021 Rating: 4.2 out of 5 on Amazon I resorted to an online dictionary to clarify the word ‘Indigiqueer’. What came up instead was...

By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes [caption id="attachment_2888" align="alignright" width="860"] Paperwhite narcissus Photo: Masaaki Komori, Unsplash[/caption] As we step into the festive month of December, there are specific flowers relevant not only to this month but also to the Christmas holiday season. Paperwhite narcissus and holly are...

By Jennifer Little Reading time: 12 minutes The poetry and rhythms of American rap and hip-hop were Samoan actor Shadon Meredith’s intro to the power and magic of language. He loved English as a subject at St Patrick’s College in Wellington, but it was the sound reverberating...