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    Grassroots Connections

    8 April 2019: A lecturer once said to the students in my course that “you don’t have to be feeling the grass” in order to start caring about the environment. I think what they were implying was that you don’t have to be free-spirited, bush-oriented, or embody the life of a ‘hippie’

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    The Taranaki Question

    8 April 2019: On November 8, 2018, the government banned oil exploration in Taranaki, spelling the end for the oil and gas industry in the region as we know it. The writing has been on the wall for a while; our joint love of oil and dairy simply isn’t reconcilable with sustainability and a g

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    He Tāonga

    8 April 2019:   I wanted to write this piece, in order to connect to all tauira within the University, with the hope that we can all remind ourselves that we are a part of an environment which is valuable, no matter our culture, our beliefs or our skin colour. The ultimate purpose of this

  • Mental Health Wānanga Celebrates Work, Looks to the Future

    VUWSA recently held a wānanga to discuss and celebrate the recent introduction of extra mental health support at Mauri Ora through the Piki pilot programme. The wānanga was held on March 15 and 16 at the Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay. It functioned both as a celebration of the work put in by […]

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  • Te Aorewa Feature-01

    Grassroots Connections

    A lecturer once said to the students in my course that “you don’t have to be feeling the grass” in order to start caring about the environment. I think what they were implying was that you don’t have to be free-spirited, bush-oriented, or embody the life of a ‘hippie’ in order to start caring about […]

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  • Seas Shepard Interview-01 (1)

    Interview with Sea Sheppard

      Māui, Bottlenose, Hector’s, Dusky: these are some of New Zealand’s nine species of dolphins. In New Zealand, we like to think we’re all clean and green; we set an example for the world to see. But the land of the long white cloud has its share of environmental issues—specifically, with conservation. A 2016 study […]

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  • Cavaan Feature-01

    The Taranaki Question

    On November 8, 2018, the government banned oil exploration in Taranaki, spelling the end for the oil and gas industry in the region as we know it. The writing has been on the wall for a while; our joint love of oil and dairy simply isn’t reconcilable with sustainability and a government that is determined […]

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  • Issue 5, 2019

    Issue 05 – Sex

  • Going Deep

    I grab my half-full glass of Prosecco and take a lustful sip. The smell of chamomile tea and marijuana wafts in from the kitchen. There are three bowls in my peripheral vision:   The first bowl: small, filled with green and black pitted olives. Sitting beside it, a medium sized bowl, overflowing with tight, red, […]

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  • Issue 4, 2019

    Issue 04 ~ Peace

  • In NZ.

    When my mother gave me my name, it was a name she couldn’t pronounce. The harsh accents of the Arabic language eluded the Pākehā tongue. Growing up, I always felt more comfortable introducing myself as she knew me—Mah-dee or Ma-ha-dee—just about anything that made me feel like I belonged to this country more than my […]

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    :   I wanted to write this piece, in order to connect to all tauira within the University, with the hope that we can all remind ourselves that we are a part of an environment which is valuable, no matter our culture, our beliefs or our skin colour. The ultimate purpose of this