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AuthorTrinity Thompson-Browne

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September 11, 2017

Last trimester, I had the immense joy — and yes, though it was a university project, I do mean that honestly — of researching and exploring a topic that intrigued me: mana wāhine. I think the main reason it intrigued me was because I didn’t really understand what it was before I started this project. […]

September 11, 2017

Nō te uho o te ngahere i wehe atu te mata o Mumuwhango tōna mana whenua i muri tonu i a ia. Auē te kaha o te karanga i pā katoa ai i a ia, pō iho, ao ake. Tē taea te wareware.   Ahakoa tonu, te pora hoki o tōna kite whakamua. He wātea […]

April 3, 2017

As we head into the grind of the trimester, I wanted to write a piece for anyone who’s already running on the dregs of yesterday’s coffee fix. In areas where we already know we’re lacking — motivation for starters — it can be really hard to confront and persevere past this. So in a bid […]

April 3, 2017

Let your care guide your focus I’ve been mulling over this thought for the past couple of weeks and the more I think about it, the more its peculiarity strikes me. New Zealand society/society in general humanises a lot of concepts, but this definitely isn’t one of them. “Follow your heart”, “let your emotions run wild”, […]

October 9, 2016

1). I wish my friends knew that when they ask me what “percentage” of Māori I am—half, quarter, or eighth—they make me feel like a human pie chart. I don’t know how people can ask this so nonchalantly, but they do. So I want to let you know: this is a very threatening question to […]