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How Apirana Ngata pioneered contemporary "creativity in schools"

"Creativity" is a twenty-first century buzzword, and it's been refreshing in recent years to see thinkers like Ken Robinson apply ...
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When the shoe won't fit: transgenderism's sticking points

I have two good friends who are mums with small boys who like wearing nail polish and dresses, ...
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"An alibi for voyeurism": sexual politics at the Wellington City Gallery

Last year, Te Papa museum exhibited one of my favourite Aotearoa artworks. It was part of a small ...
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If yoga is a peace practice, can we still do it in Bali?

Article written for West Papua with Sarrah Jayne, Off the Mat Wellington The practice of yoga is an art and a ...
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The importance of music at school: lessons from Ngataki

In February this year, Radio New Zealand reported that music in schools is in crisis. Programmes receive meager funding from the Education ...
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Some johns are policemen: on sexual violence, reporting, and legalising prostitution

On May 26, Amnesty International released a policy on prostitution, advocating for the global decriminalisation of prostitution worldwide, ...
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On rape culture, and why I wear a whistle

This piece is written in response to Amnesty International's just released policy on prostitution, a recent piece on "sex ...
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Why the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective shouldn't get the first and final say on prostitution

As a rule, trade unions take their industries for granted. We're not likely to see the president of ...
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How Te Papa exploits its bicultural policy to manufacture Maori consent for whitewashed histories

...and why Aotearoa needs to see a 100% Pacific-curated exhibition about the impact of empire, and resistance to empire, in Oceania. ...
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Te Papa's response to critical engagement: quiet, yet arresting

This year, I've been at Te Papa on four separate occasions, to respond to the position on militarism in ...
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Gallipoli: The Scale of our War Propaganda

There's a reason why children play with toy soldiers that are only an inch high. It's so they ...
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A message to Nicola Young, about her 'begging ban'

Nicola Young. I was thinking of you yesterday. I bumped into my friend Arthur, who lives on the ...
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