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Issue 23, 2019

Issue 23 – Mandem ♂

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  • Hot Takes – What is the main issue you are voting for in the upcoming local body elections?”

  • “Uh Oh, Sweeties”: Tom Sainsbury Exposed as Every Wellington City Council Candidate

  • The Eyes Have It: Local Teen Vandalises Councillor’s Billboards to Reignite Romance

  • More People Who Want To Be Your Mayor, Nice

  • Features

  • New Normal

    There is nothing ‘normal’ about normality. To quote the Addams family, “What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” A seemingly normal life can be thrown out of order in a split second, as was the case for Edmund Huang in June of 2008.   After a brief outing at the Manukau […]

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  • Come In, The Door’s Open.

      Imagine having two front doors to your house.   The first front door operates like normal. You control when to leave it open or closed, and who or what comes in. The second door, well, not so much. The second door is a door which you don’t have any control over; it stays open […]

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  • Love in the Time of Face Tattoos

    CW: Mental Illness, Suicide, Sexual and Physical Abuse, ECT   My girlfriend gets frustrated with me because I don’t open up.   There’s heaps to unpack here: One; I don’t want to put my baggage on someone else. Two; for so long I’ve known that I can’t change anything, so the best I can do […]

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  • Elephant in the Room

    CW: Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse   There’s an elephant in the room, and we’re not sure how long he’s been there.   For most of our lives, we have associated the elephant with depression, alcoholism, addictions, and racist remarks. As a group of boys, we’ve progressed so far that we can actually say we need […]

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  • New Normal

    There is nothing ‘normal’ about normality. To quote the Addams family, “What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” A seemingly normal life can be thrown out of order in a split second, as was the case for Edmund Huang in June of 2008.   After a brief outing at the Manukau […]

    by

  • Come In, The Door’s Open.

      Imagine having two front doors to your house.   The first front door operates like normal. You control when to leave it open or closed, and who or what comes in. The second door, well, not so much. The second door is a door which you don’t have any control over; it stays open […]

    by

  • Love in the Time of Face Tattoos

    CW: Mental Illness, Suicide, Sexual and Physical Abuse, ECT   My girlfriend gets frustrated with me because I don’t open up.   There’s heaps to unpack here: One; I don’t want to put my baggage on someone else. Two; for so long I’ve known that I can’t change anything, so the best I can do […]

    by

  • Elephant in the Room

    CW: Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse   There’s an elephant in the room, and we’re not sure how long he’s been there.   For most of our lives, we have associated the elephant with depression, alcoholism, addictions, and racist remarks. As a group of boys, we’ve progressed so far that we can actually say we need […]

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