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Polyclub 2016

The Polyclub performed yesterday to both the Junior and Senior Assembly. We have been working on this performance for the past three months, rehearsing after school and lots in the recent holidays. 50 more words


Unemployment and Ethnicity: Another Example of a Racist System

As I was giving unemployment statistics a cursory look, I was taken by this chart:

The national unemployment rate for 2015 (most recent ethnicity data I could find – next lot expected in early August) was 5.4%. 206 more words


Sound...or unsound?

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific which is of national and international significance.

Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, and those of the people of the Pacific Islands, its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas, commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, oral histories, stories and language resources. 563 more words


It's cool to kōrero

Six years ago when I worked at Careers New Zealand (formerly Career Services) I met and worked alongside two amazing career practitioners, Fiona and Huia.  Even though we ended up working in different organisations, we remained in touch, and in the past year met more regularly for dinner catch-ups. 246 more words

Samoan Language Week!

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is an umbrella that protects all languages. We therefore should celebrate te reo maori and use it to encourage speakers of other languages. 44 more words


The Beginning

In December of last year, I joined my extended maternal family on a trip to the motherland – Rotuma❤
Because the journey would take 3 days by boat, I was very hesitant only because I’d never been on a boat for more than 2 hours and the thought of possible sea sickness really did not sit well with me. 368 more words


My frantic schedule as a tina (mother) compels certainty that I am a heroine of my own kind. A heroine of my own world. Not the mother who wakes up to the sound of birds in her garden with violin playing in the background. 630 more words

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