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    Defaulters on borrowed time

    2 August 2015: Last week Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced that the Inland Revenue Department is monitoring 20 overseas student loan borrowers who could be arrested. The arrest of loan defaulters was made possible under the Student Loans Amendme

  • hair

    Features

    On Hair and Gender

    2 August 2015: In my second year of high school I had shoulder length hair; some thought I liked metal music, others thought I wanted to be a girl.

  • 30 years

    Features

    30 Years of Pride

    2 August 2015: It was the late 1940s, and some time after Ian Smith* moved to Wellington as a teenager from Hawera, in the rural and conservative Taranaki, he met the boyfriend he would live with for the next two years. When they met for the first time, they immediately hit it off. “It wasn

  • student loans

    Defaulters on borrowed time

    Last week Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced that the Inland Revenue Department is monitoring 20 overseas student loan borrowers who could be arrested. The arrest of loan defaulters was made possible under the Student Loans Amendment Bill (No 3), which was passed in 2014. The Act makes it a […]

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  • Issue 17, 2015

    Queer

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    Trans 102

    Disclaimer: this is my experience of being transgender as a Pakeha binary ftm (female-to-male) person. I do not speak for all transgender people, but these are challenges that I have observed and discussed with fellow transgender people. Binary transgender people have a choice when they start to pass. They can be open about their transgender […]

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  • hair

    On Hair and Gender

    In my second year of high school I had shoulder length hair; some thought I liked metal music, others thought I wanted to be a girl.

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  • 30 years

    30 Years of Pride

    It was the late 1940s, and some time after Ian Smith* moved to Wellington as a teenager from Hawera, in the rural and conservative Taranaki, he met the boyfriend he would live with for the next two years. When they met for the first time, they immediately hit it off. “It wasn’t a groundbreaking romance,” […]

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  • Issue 16, 2015

    Te Ao Mārama

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    Ingoa Kārangaranga

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare used this vernacular to describe the artificial and meaningless convention of names. Further into the passage, Shakespeare presents the idea of renouncing a name. To renounce a name, or adopt a moniker, is not unfamiliar […]

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  • maramatanga

    He aha te māramatanga i tōku ao?

    I tēnei whenua o tātou e wātea ana tātou katoa, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa nō hea, ki te whai i tēnei mea te mātauranga. Engari, ko te nuinga o tātou kāore i paku whakaaro mō taua āhuatanga. I ētahi whenua o tēnei ao, kāore e wātea ētahi ki te whai i te mātauranga. Hēoi, e […]

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  • raimona

    He māramatanga i tua i te Mātaurauga

    Mai anō i taku taunga mai ki Te Upoko o te Ika, ki te Whare Wānanga nei, ko taku whāinga ko tēnei mea te mātauranga.  Ko te mātauranga o te ao Pākeha tēra hei oranga ā-tinana mōku me tōku whānau.  Ko tēnei rākau hei whakarākei, hei kīnaki i taku whatumanawa koia ko te reo Māori […]

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  • Issue 15, 2015

    Mind

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    The police are decriminalising weed in New Zealand

    Why have cannabis-related arrests halved while use has remained the same? There’s a simple answer: the Police are decriminalising cannabis in New Zealand

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    Would You Chop Up a Giraffe?

    Psychologists estimate that around one per cent of the world’s population are psychopaths. Statistically, you are bound to have met one at some point in your life. I think I met my first one last year. I was visiting a friend in Otago. It was the first time I had ever stayed at someone’s flat […]

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  • cheese dreams

    Abuse of Dairy Comes As No Surprise

    A familiar situation: you’re in bed and as you wake up, you recall bizarre scenarios dreamt up the night before, way stranger than usual. Instinctively, you ask yourself—did I eat cheese last night?

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    The police are decriminalising weed in New Zealand

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    : Why have cannabis-related arrests halved while use has remained the same? There’s a simple answer: the Police are decriminalising cannabis in New Zealand