Te Whare Tapa Whā has always been the go-to model to symbolise the four dimensions of Māori wellbeing. The stability of the wharenui is dependent on the balance of taha tinana (physical), taha whānau (family/social), taha hinengaro (mental), and wairua (spiritual). Much like the wharenui, kapa haka is a holistic representation of wellness.
How to be okay
Ahhh, the SBW debate. How this has lingered around the New Zealand sporting public for the last few years now. Ever since he made his New Zealand rugby debut for Canterbury back in 2010, there has been much to talk about.
One uni holiday back in second year, I was randomly placed next to a girl on a flight from Auckland to Wellington. I recognised her from my Religious Studies class and started to chat. This girl was bubbly, open, and full of personality, and an active contributor in every class I went to. We struck up a conversation, and have been close friends ever since. Recently we were reminiscing, and she thanked me for starting a conversation with her on the plane.
he basic principle here is to offer a level of non-judgmental support which you can sustain, without taking responsibility for the other person, or trying to rescue them, and without becoming exhausted and frustrated yourself.
There is nothing like a weekday sunrise in the middle of summer. Everywhere is empty but lit, like an apocalypse but with street-cleaners. In the summer between 2006 and 2007, we used to lie in the middle of Ghuznee St for minutes at a time, cracking shitty jokes about our obituaries and hearing our laughter echo. Then we would go home and sleep. We had been playing video games all night.
A Jason Woodward suspension provided the perfect opportunity for Andrew Wells to stake a claim for the Ricoh Wellington Lions’ number-15 jersey in front of just over 3000 home fans at Westpac Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Let’s talk about those hacks that happened last month. For those of you not clued in, a bunch of salacious photos of celebrities were disseminated by users of 4chan and reddit, having been taken illegally from their owner’s iCloud previously.
New Zealand is in an inequality crisis, and that is not just – it is injustice personified by all of us, and it affects all of us. We are living in one of the worst countries in the world for inequality of wealth distribution and income distribution, and this directly contributes to our cultural inequalities, gender inequality, child abuse and child poverty, and the impact of these real-life experiences will/does affect us all: every single one of us.