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Opinion

July 30, 2018

I don’t know about you, but we are only two weeks in and it feels like I never left. It can be difficult to find the motivation to keep going, but that’s when you have to remind yourself why you are here and studying. Education is not only good for you as an individual, but […]

July 30, 2018

In Defence of Ariel. My brain has been fried the past couple days (a cold + stress + cramps = not a great time), and so when I got reminded that I needed to write one of these, I wasn’t sure what to do. I brainstormed for a couple hours (I say brainstormed… I mean […]

July 30, 2018

Treaties don’t get “settled”. They get honoured. You can’t honour the Treaty until colonisation is “settled”. You can’t “settle” colonisation with money and an apology. You can only “settle” colonisation by doing something about the power that the colonisers took. – Moana Jackson in Max Harris’ The New Zealand Project. Since before the signing of […]

July 30, 2018

Anyone who has met me or has the misfortune of being my friend on Facebook, knows how much I love politics. However, what less people may know is that I am gay. When I first came out I had been an active Young Nat for over two years. I knew everyone I needed to know, […]

July 30, 2018

Talking ‘bout 1080. Legend has it that when Māori first arrived on the shores of Aotearoa, the birdsong was deafening. A tempest of booms, whistles, chirrups, and hoots erupted from the wild, impenetrable bush. Now, on a walk through the bush, listen closely. Hear a peep, a rustle, and the echo of silence. The silence […]

July 30, 2018

The brutal 7-year civil war in Syria is moving into its penultimate act. The Syrian Arab Army [SAB] has begun to liquidate the last remaining areas of resistance in the country. The Israeli defence force [IDF] have evacuated about 100 members of the group to Jordan through the annexed Golan heights at the behest of […]

July 30, 2018

We’re absolutely whizzing into semester 2, and what a semester it’s proving to be. The exec has put many hours into planning the next couple of months, and we’re excited to be getting started. Here’s a very narrow update of the mahi. After the March on Midland, we established a working group of five law […]

July 30, 2018

B.I: Biased Intelligence CW: Discussion of racism and homophobia. On August 16th 2017, Chukwuemeka Afigbo, a worker in tech from Nigeria, posted a video to Twitter of an automatic soap dispenser in a public bathroom. The video begins with a white man’s hand under an automatic soap dispenser. Dutifully, the machine disperses a jet of […]

July 30, 2018

Walking on Edge There I was, standing at the Auckland airport with 40kg of luggage, staring into the far distance. My head was pounding and my whole body was aching after the 12 hour flight. I was physically drained. It couldn’t compare with the emotional turmoil that was going on in my head though. I […]