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September 11, 2018

Suicide is a huge epidemic within New Zealand. The fact that so many people, especially young rangatahi, are suffering from mental health in our own communities, highlights how great of an issue this really is. It is a topic that is rarely spoken about, and an issue that is rarely addressed by mainstream media here […]

April 9, 2018

Film is a unique way to express our history and whakapapa as polynesian navigators of the Pacific. Tupaia’s Endeavour (2017) directed by Lala Rolls, leaves one amazed and overwhelmed at the experiences of the Tahitian navigator, Tupaia. However, one thing I found quite challenging in this three-part series documentary, was being exposed to the alarming […]