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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 Amokura Panoho Reading time: 9 minutes The ritual of a tangi (funeral) is steeped in tikanga (Māori tradition). With the advent of COVID restrictions on public gatherings, adhering to the requirements now in place for tangi have many Māori questioning how this will impact our tikanga....

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 Alina Suchanski 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 in religion. Some...

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...

Reviews by Philippa Hadlow 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 a stream of...