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September 11, 2017

Nā Monika Maxwell, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Aerana   I am awful when it comes to starting a project, notoriously so. I’m the person you tag in memes about procrastinating, the person who smiles blankly when you ask how their essays going, and the person who eases your anxiety by ensuring you that you’re not the only […]

September 11, 2017

Nā Te Nia Matthews, Ngāi Tūhoe   In beginning this piece, I had two questions put forward to me. The first was whether I saw myself as Māori first or as a New Zealander. 1000 per cent I see myself as being Māori first. However, my personal view does not nullify any other Māori view on […]

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

Nā Tipene Kapa-Kingi, Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui, Te Whānau a Apanui     Where are you from? An innocent question. For most, there’s no deep thought process in answering. We Māori spend a lot of time internalising an answer. Given the rich history of te iwi Māori, there’s a myriad of possibilities. Mā te tau o […]

September 11, 2017

Nā Kahu Kutia, Ngāi Tūhoe Whakamāori nā Migoto Eria   Kohukohu ana ki te rangi Kohukohu ana ki te papa Kohukohu ana ki te ao, kohukohu ana ki te pō, Arā ngā kākahu a Hinepūkohurangi.   Kei taku kura tuatahi, ka whakaakona e rātou te whakakīngia i tō mātou pepeha. He pepa e A4 te rahi, […]

September 11, 2017

Nā Awhina Henry, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui Whakamāori nā Jamie Yeates , Te Āti Awa, Te Pae o Rangitīkei     “Na Io matua kore a Tane Mahuta e tohutohu, ka tu ahua nei rite ki a koe, ka puta mai te wahine tuatahi. Kia tūpato kia takahi te mana o ngā wahine. Ko ratou […]

August 21, 2017

I was apprehensive to write about Chris Kraus. She seems to have become a bizarre receptacle for the projections of well-read white feminists. People feel compelled to mention Lena Dunham when talking about Kraus. The re-issued copy of I Love Dick resembles the opening credits of Girls. Lena Dunham gifted a copy of I Love […]

August 21, 2017

There’s a sentiment shared by many on the Left today: capitalism no longer promises to collapse in the distant future; it is collapsing — we live in the end times. For the French-Italian collective the Invisible Committee (IC), “The present catastrophe is that of a world actively made uninhabitable.” Facing this catastrophe, what alternative worlds […]

August 21, 2017

“There’s some hidden, deeply rooted thing about the Anglo male American that has to do with inferiority, with not being a man, and continually having to act out some idea of manhood that invariably is violent. This sense of failure runs very deep.” — Sam Shepard   “We must return to our bellies, to the […]