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It’s a colourful mish-mash of fabric, wire, newspaper, hula hoops, plastic bags, foam pipes, toy noodles, bamboo poles, feathers, bells, ribbons, fencing, bubble wrap, broom handles, ping pong balls . 559 more words

The Arts

Health care workers pay increase - fair-pay or fish-hooks?

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The National Government said that their signature 2010 income tax cut package would be ‘fiscally neutral’ — paid for increased revenues from raising GST.

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The Body Politic

An open letter to anyone who claims to be voting Tory for the sake of their grandchildren . . .

I’ve just read the latest post from Another Angry Voice – a blog written by Thomas G. Clark, and felt I had to post a link to his words here, too. 213 more words

Disability Issues

Neruda: a post-modern political film as ironic pursuit story

Gael Garcia Bernal in an inimitably slightly-comic rendition of Oscar Peluchonneau, a police officer, behind him his crew of replicas (2015 Neruda, directed Pablo Lorraine, Script Guillermo Calderón) 1,122 more words

20th Century Culture

Minister for Disability Issues lashes out in Parliament

In a remarkable afternoon in Parliament; the Minister for Disability Issues took aim at IDEA Services and labelled the provider irresponsible.

Opposition Labour MP Poto Williams has accused Nicky Wagner of reacting in an appalling manner when asked about cuts to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) support announced by IDEA Services on Tuesday. 388 more words


Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf: the struggle to write a new form of novel (2)

Virginia Woolf, photo by Barbara Strachey (1938)

Friends and readers,

The second part of Hermione Lee’s biography of Virginia Woolf takes us through the first years of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s rocky adjustment, her career as a teacher, writer, publisher (with Leonard Woolf, and a lot of help from John Lehman); what was very valuable about… 5,098 more words

20th Century Culture

Overhaul of Disability Support Services envisioned by Government

The Enabling Good Lives demonstration will continue in the Waikato as the Minister for Disability Issues says systematic change needs to occur.

A co-design group will be formed to oversee what will become a total, systematic change to how people with disabilities are supported in New Zealand. 135 more words