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26/07/10

He hua ka puta? Kua roa nei tātou ngā iwi Māori e whawhai ana mō te rangatiratanga o te whenua. E hia kē mai nei ngā whawhai kua tau ki mua i te aroaro o ngā Kooti. E hia kē ngā hīkoi mautohe i tīmata mai i ngā moka o te motu. Kua rangona ngā [...]

26/07/10

I te tau 1991 i tukuna atu tētahi kerēme ki te Te Rōpu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Tokoono ngā iwi e kawe nei i tēnei take, ko Ngāti Kuri, ko Ngāti Wai, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngāti Porou, ko Ngāti Kahungunu rātou ko Ngāti Koata. E kīa ana, kāore he kerēme i tua [...]

26/07/10

He tau anō, he Wiki anō, he mōheni anō. Ahakoa ngā tau maha kua pahure mai, ko te hiringa nui e tutū tonu ana ki ngā ngākau o te iwi Māori ko te reo. Tēnā koe e Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, te toitoi i te kaupapa o tēnei mōheni, te taki i tēnei [...]

19/07/10

The outcome of our shopping list: three capsicums, smugly wrapped in transparent fossil fuel, sitting on Styrofoam; meat from the ass of a cow, gleaming invitingly, red as raspberry cordial; a fizzing mixture of sugar and food acid and water, plastered with brightly coloured logos. Looking at our plastic-clad bundles, it’s difficult not to conclude [...]

19/07/10

An extremely divisive environmental cause, fervently championed by the recent growth of the ‘Right To Dry’ movement in the United States, has caused ten states and three Canadian provinces to adopt or enact legislation in 2009 and 2010 specifically designed to overturn the bans which most homeowners’ associations place on “the installation of solar clothes-drying [...]

19/07/10

Don’t Panic, Go Organic: Self-Sufficiency and Urban Agriculture The concept of ‘urban agriculture’ as a means of encouraging sustainability has been floated around in architectural circles for a number of years, and remains a favourite buzzword of many an Urban Designer. But is it really possible to kerb our environmental ills by planting a few [...]

19/07/10

When I was a kid, I had the unfortunate experience of inhabiting several highly uninhabitable houses. There was that shack shed by the river that enthused my nature-loving parents so much, its proximity to the sea and to the forest, its quirky wee tendency to oscillate between the extremes of frost-inside cold to unsleepable heat. [...]

19/07/10

An investigation into some of the shit going down in New Zealand Poo is something many of us are very familiar with. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are four million people living in New Zealand and there are many more sheep, cows, pigs and chickens. All of us put together [...]

19/07/10

By 1 June—over a month after the sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig—the resulting slick of oil in the Gulf of Mexico had been declared “a spill of national significance”: a decidedly dispassionate assessment of a catastrophe that incited outrage and anguish across the globe. The New York Times reported that more than 20,000 people [...]