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Opinion

July 10, 2016

Kia ora koutou katoa i tuku pātai mai ki ahau, ki a Mū Ramura mō ngā ahuatanga o ngā mahi o te pō. Māku o pātai e whakautu, māku o āwangawanga e whakatau! Whai whakaaro mo te whāngai: Nō te Pōhoroi kua pāhure, ka tūtaki maua ko tētahi tama, a Peta, i runga i Tinder. […]

July 10, 2016

Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole is no easy feat and yet we seemed to keep on trying. There are some props deserved for persistence, but at the end of the day insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. For a long time our executive had […]

July 10, 2016

“Māori health does not take shape in the body alone, but within the trials and opportunities which make up the journey.” The korero of Tā Mason Durie speaks on the journey, but what about the end of the journey and the mamae that sometimes pushes people to the finish line? Talking about the difficult times […]

July 10, 2016

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori allows for all New Zealanders, irrespective of their native tongue, to acknowledge the history and beauty of te reo. It is just disappointing that there is not the same acknowledgement of te reo—one of our three official languages—all year round. I have enjoyed listening to the daily conversations that […]

July 10, 2016

Katahi ano a Ahorangi Rawinia Higgins ka eke ki te turanga o Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) ki te whare wananga nei. Nei ra te tai o mihi te pari atu nei ki a koe, e te manukura. Kua roa nei koe e hikoi ana i te hikoinga roa mo te reo te take, mo wō tātau […]

July 10, 2016

Ko tēnei mea te whaikōrero he mea tuku iho e ō tātou mātua tīpuna. He nui ōna āhuatanga, ōna tāera, ōna momo, ōna tuku. He whānui ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te whaikōrero, heoi ka aro ahau ki ētahi kōrero kua puta i aku iho pūmanawa reo hei āta wherawhera i tēnei kaupapa. Tuatahi […]

July 10, 2016

  Kia ora koutou katoa, Haere mai and welcome to trimester two! I hope your batteries are recharged and you’re ready for the trimester ahead! During the break, VUWSA was busy planning a line-up of events and projects for the second half of the year. We have our annual classics, such as Re-O-Week, Faculty Games, […]

July 10, 2016

Every year is supposed to be the beginning of something new. A new beginning, new goals to achieve, and a new journey in life. However, my new year journey began only a week ago when I found myself sick to the stomach with the state of my mind, body, and wairua. I had had enough […]

July 10, 2016

Over the past few weeks, we have interviewed Māori and Pasifika students about being in—and out of—halls, homesickness, motivation, education, and everything in between…   Being in halls: “At the hall, there’s a BIG divide between white and brown. It’s hard to explain, but it’s definitely there. Lots of people love us being there, because […]

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