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Arts

August 5, 2019

School Strike 4 Climate 15/03/2019   Papatūānuku and Tangaroa transcend time, lives & worlds. They interlock and intertwine as one – with deep rooted whakapapa to all worlds. As protectors of the earth & seas, our guardianship has failed. The human race have polluted & destroyed this earth and its oceans. Now, climate change is […]

August 5, 2019

We, as the Pasifika Students’ Council, extend our warm Pacific greetings to you all – to every reader, student and member of our community – we widely welcome and embrace all Pasifika cultures walking in and out of doors of Victoria University of Wellington. The Pasifika Students’ Council (PSC) are the representative group for all […]

August 5, 2019

Growing up not knowing Pacific was a minority Family was the only thing to me that was priority Grew up in a community where there were no opportunities and they judge us still, like they have fucking authority   The struggle is real, but I hold myself down tight To every poly keep fighting this […]

August 5, 2019

Mou te ko, mou te ere,  Kia pukuru o vaevae Kia mokora o kaki, iekoko! E tu, e ara, e te au potiki o te Kuki Airani Mouria to korona, takina ki runga. Kia kite te kato’ato’a i te peu a to’ou Ipukarea   Mou te ko, mou te ere,  Kia pukuru o vaevae Kia […]

August 5, 2019

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka! We are KaiFiji and we are the Fijian Students Association on campus here at Victoria University. We are an inclusive people, and our nation comprises of many different cultures. Other than the Itaukei (indigenous people of Fiji), the nation of Fiji also comprises a multiplicity of ethnicities such as Indian, Chinese, […]

August 5, 2019

Talofa lava! We are VUSSA, the Victoria University Samoan Students Association. We are a group dedicated to preserving what we can of the Samoan culture, and also providing networking opportunities for our members. A group here to help celebrate our culture and traditions and to influence and inspire younger generations of our ancestors’ beginnings and […]

August 5, 2019

The ‘shock factor’ of this year’s Miss Heilala Pageant has left the people of Tonga starved of their classic saying that they are “friendly” people of the Pacific Islands. The Heilala pageant stage echoed the notion that those in attendance of the prestigious pageant were far from friendly. Kalo Funganitao stood on that very stage […]

July 22, 2019

i think the problem with black history is that we already know how this song and dance goes, glass half empty. i watch three black women put a man into space   and i’m always waiting for the punchline, the moment where the perfect illusion dissolves  and we get thrown back to square one. i’m […]

July 13, 2019

Digital platform-au fait musician and poet Claudia Jardine talks about her new EP, ^North, and her sister’s pug, Frank the Tongue.   taylor: Tell me a little bit about your journey.   claudia: . I grew up in Christchurch. I taught myself guitar when I was 11. I came from a really musical family. I’ve […]

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