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AuthorFinn Blackwell

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March 24, 2019

They say that there’s strength in numbers. In that case, there was no shortage of strength at Wellington’s School Climate Strike on March 15. While the government has put initiatives in place such as banning plastic bags and straws, Friday’s strike suggests that there’s far more to be done.   The strike is part of […]

March 11, 2019

They say you are judged on your merits rather than your weaknesses. This might be a problem for New Zealand’s universities, with the release of world tertiary rankings this week. London-based ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the country’s nine universities alongside those from the rest of the globe. New Zealand’s university system as a […]

March 4, 2019

CW: Rape, Sexual Assault, Murder   Stories of home invasions, violent sexual assaults, and brutal murders are best associated with notorious criminals such as Richard Ramirez, John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy—but the stalking grounds for these predators were far from the streets of Papatoetoe. So as Crown Prosecutor Gareth Kayes addressed the jury, it […]

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