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  • News

    Te Puni maintenance portal turns into giant black hole

    24 July 2016: Alleged ongoing problems include, but are not limited to, floor one of the edge building flooding on a fortnightly basis, flooding reaching residents bedrooms, women’s bathrooms not being cleaned for several months, pipes bursting, on-going lift outages, and shower floodings.

  • News

    Nah that’s Women’s Work

    24 July 2016: The report states that Māori women, Pacific women, young mothers, and former prisoners are vulnerable to low wage employment and poorer outcomes for themselves and their families.

  • News

    Wellington youth service in crisis

    24 July 2016: Evolve is limiting access for new intakes until further notice, accepting only those from specified age categories and specified categories of risk and need.

  • Te Puni maintenance portal turns into giant black hole

    Alleged ongoing problems include, but are not limited to, floor one of the edge building flooding on a fortnightly basis, flooding reaching residents bedrooms, women’s bathrooms not being cleaned for several months, pipes bursting, on-going lift outages, and shower floodings.

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  • Issue 15, 2016

    Women

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    What’s ya story, Lokal?

    Sophie Giblin is a artist, feminist, educator, and founder of Kollektiv Gallery in the UK. She spoke with the Salient arts editors about Kollektiv’s latest project—Lokal Stories—which explores the hate that marginalised groups experience online. The project is in collaboration with local artists Jordana Bragg and Hana Pera Aoake, and brings internet culture to the […]

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    If You’re From Waimana, Why Are You White?

    At this stage of early adulthood, we all want to figure out who we are and what we truly care about doing. No matter how far I search, there’s something I always keep coming back to. It is the way in which I experience the world through my body—the body of a young Māori woman. […]

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    Her Body Politic

    Women’s bodies have not been ours for a long time; they are commodified, traumatised, taken as ‘spoils’ during wartime, and sterilized without consent. We bear the sole responsibility of contraception, yet we still cannot decide if and when to terminate a pregnancy. When I think about all the times I’ve had to defend abortion as […]

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  • Issue 14, 2016

    Queerlient

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    To Bi or not to Bi: the coming out that never ends

    I came out as bi for the first time at the rather ripe age of 19. It came across suddenly—I only began questioning my sexuality a few months prior after I realised what I thought was merely a friend crush on a woman was actually a crush-crush. I only realised it was a crush-crush after […]

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  • pride-history

    A history of Pride in New Zealand

    LGBT people have been part of New Zealand society since long before colonisation, but that doesn’t mean they have always been accepted. LGBT people have fought for equal rights in New Zealand for decades, and this fight has built the foundations for the rights and acceptance that LGBT people now live within. A fight that […]

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    Gender: How Do We Do It?

    Gender is a social construct. You can’t get through a liberal arts degree without either saying this, hearing this, or reading this. But what does it actually mean? As a young transgender person, for me that statement meant that gender was a mental phenomenon, something in your brain. Something that was different to sex, which […]

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  • Issue 13, 2016

    Te Ao Mārama

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    It’s never too late to learn

    My sister and I were raised bilingually and biculturally between Ruatoria and Wellington. We are as comfortable with a tea towel in hand at Hiruharama Pa as we are dropping kai off to Mum at the Beehive. This is testament to the upbringing my parents wanted and secured for us, modelled on the concepts of […]

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  • Travel

    La Fille Mai Tawhiti

    I lived in France for a year. Not your stereotypical cute-Parisian-apartment-with-a-wrought-iron-balcony-overlooking-the-Seine-and-La-Tour-Eiffel kind of France. I lived in the wops of northern France, chez les Ch’tis. Specifically in the Picardy region, in a small town called Doullens. Funnily enough, the town I landed in had a few traits that were reminiscent of my own hometown in […]

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  • Jamie

    Me kōrero Māori te tangata e kīia ai he Māori

    Hoki atu, hoki atu ka whakaaturia mai te noho tīrara a te Māori ki ngā take o te wā. Ka hia tau nei i tautohe ai te iwi Māori ki te hanga o te tuakiri Māori, otirā, ki ngā āhuatanga e uru atu ai te tangata ki te ahurea nei. Me pēhea te tangata e […]

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    Hera Lindsay Bird

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    : It’s subversive, wry, and more than a little bit vulgar—in short, the things that make modern poetry fresh and exciting.

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