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Best of the rest: 20 gems from 2015

As we approach August we thought it seemed rather timely to present to you some of our favourites of 2015. Here’s a list of tracks you may not necessarily have been exposed to yet (or you haven’t paid them the amount of attention they deserve): 1,153 more words

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The Dirge

I agree with Andrew Little about our second National Anthem, except that it’s worse than a dirge, it’s a dirge with embarrassing lyrics.

The Maori version sounds better, if we must keep The Dirge we should stop after the first (Maori) verse. 74 more words

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Representation of the Maori and Pasifika in New Zealand Media.

India Paterson

How does this representation of Maori and other Pacific Islander men in Media influence New Zealand Culture?

In the modern world, we use out media to project our culture to the masses. 2,074 more words

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"Rainbow Warrior" memorial

Today was a special one for Neil. We have tramped up to the top of a headland at Matauri Bay in Northland to visit the “Rainbow Warrior” memorial. 158 more words

Tramping

The Weather I Miss The Most

Coming from a country as grey, wet and cold as the UK, you would think that living in NZ would be a total joy where the weather is concerned, especially as everyone in Auckland does like to think they live in the subtropics…and in many ways that is true. 190 more words

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