Posts Tagged ‘NZ Society’

Why I hate Halloween Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

As a country we’ve been slowly becoming more Americanised over the years – it’s aways been something of a cultural bogeyman that threatens the Kiwi way of life, right from the time American TV shows first started airing here. Some of these changes are small and understandable – we are becoming a much smaller world, Read more

Difficulties in multicultural NZ Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

For seven years, Barry Lowe’s parents refused to meet his partner, Sue Pearl. His father had migrated to New Zealand from China in the late 30s and ran a fruit shop with Barry’s grandfather. He brought his wife and an infant Barry over from Hong Kong in the 1950s. They rejected Sue out of fear Read more

Poverty hardly looks like privilege Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

So help me, Hone Harawira is right. It’s not the display gangs make of themselves that matters, but the reasons why gangs exist in the first place. That a blue-eyed, pink-skinned, blonde MP, Todd McClay, tagging along after ex-Whanganui mayor Michael Laws, wants gang patches banned, illustrates the ignorance of even intelligent people when they Read more