Author Archive: Marino Harker-Smith

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From Hawai’i to New Zealand: Kolohe Kai to showcase island reggae in Porirua

by / March 21, 2011 / No Comments

Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai in New Zealand for the first time this week. Popular Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai are about to embark on their first tour outside of the USA this week with a five-date tour of New Zealand. The seven-piece band will be in Aotearoa for one week only and will be [...]

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Protesters picket parliament to protect pigs (and chickens)

Protesters picket parliament to protect pigs (and chickens)

by / September 27, 2010 / No Comments

Animal welfare supporters descended on Parliament last Wednesday protesting the Government’s plans to oppose a bill that aims to free chickens and pigs from constraining cages. Green Party MP Sue Kedgley’s Animal Welfare Amendment (Treatment of Animals) Bill focuses on tightening the Animal Welfare Act and eliminating loopholes that allow the use of practices such [...]

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New Zealand Universities Fare Better in Subject Rankings

New Zealand Universities Fare Better in Subject Rankings

by / September 20, 2010 / No Comments

The recently released 2010 QS World University Rankings have revealed how New Zealand universities perform in different subject areas. Auckland University once again topped the list for New Zealand in 38th place for the social sciences and management, followed by Victoria University (111=), Otago University (140=), Canterbury University (152) and Waikato University (183=). In addition [...]

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New and Improved Fee Fi Fo Forum

New and Improved Fee Fi Fo Forum

by / August 16, 2010 / No Comments

An opportunity for students to have a direct input into their education will take place at next month’s Student Forum. Held in the Memorial Theatre on Monday 6 September from 2 – 3pm, the forum will be hosted by Chancellor Ian McKinnon, Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh and VUWSA President Max Hardy. This forum is a follow-on [...]

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Te reo Struggles in Australia

Te reo Struggles in Australia

by / August 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

Many Maori living in Australia are struggling to maintain te reo Maori there, recent Victoria University research shows. According to the research compiled by senior associate of Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies Paul Hamer, one in six Maori now live in Australia but struggle to maintain the language there. “Six per cent of Maori [...]

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Freezing Flats get Warmed for Winter

by / August 2, 2010 / No Comments

Cold, mouldy and mushroom-friendly student flats may be a thing of the past if a Green Party members’ bill promoting warm healthy homes gains footing. Green Party housing spokesperson Gareth Hughes is touring universities this month to promote his My Warm Healthy Rental Bill. The tour started in Auckland last week and will finish in [...]

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This is my story—Susan Rose

This is my story—Susan Rose

by / July 26, 2010 / No Comments

Tērā pea ka maumahara koe i tēnei manu tīoriori mai i te hōtaka o Homai Te Pakipaki i te tau kua pahure. Engari, inā kāore anō koe kia mātakitaki i taua hōtaka, i tae a Susan ki te pō whakamutunga o taua whakataetae. Nā tērā, i huaina ngā kūaha o te ao pūoro ki a [...]

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Whiti—Toni Huata

Whiti—Toni Huata

by / July 26, 2010 / No Comments

Mā ngā waiata o te manu tīoriori, a Toni Huata, e whiti ana ngā rā o te wiki o te reo Māori i tēnei tau. A te Rātapu nei he rā whakahirahira mō tēnei wahine o Ngāti Kahungunu me Rongowhakaata, i te mea ka tuku atu tōna kōpae waiata tuatoru ki te rohe. Ka orua [...]

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He Ao Wera

He Ao Wera

by / July 26, 2010 / No Comments

I ēnei rā, te āhua nei ko te mea nui e raru ana i a tātou ngā tamariki a Tāne ko tēnei mea e kī ana ko te “Whakamahana o te Ao”. Inaiānei ka tautoko te nuinga o ngā kaipūtaiao te whakaaro nā ngā mahi o te tangata e whakatere ana tēnei wā whakamahana, arā, [...]

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Kai o Te Aro—A local community gardening group

Kai o Te Aro—A local community gardening group

by / July 19, 2010 / 1 Comment

As the cost of living continues to increase faster than wages, many people are turning to growing their own fruit and vegetables as a way to save money. So it comes as no surprise that over the last couple of years there has been a rise in popularity of community gardens throughout New Zealand. Individuals [...]

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