Kia ora! It's te wā tuku reo Māori for Mahuru Māori (Māori language moment during Māori Language month) so I thought I would animate my Pepeha using MIT's Scratch! You can't embed it on WordPress properly (well I can't figure out how to do it on this silly app, so I might go and edit … Continue reading Animated Pepeha
Tēnā koutou katoa - Greetings AllKei te noho ahau kei roto i te taumarumaru o Te Pane o Mataoho - I sit in the shadow of Māngere MountainI tipu mai ahau i ngā tahataha o te moana o Manukanuka o Hoturoa - I grow better on the shores of Manukau HarbourNō Mārehia ahau - I … Continue reading Ko Vivian tōku ingoa
I have been working in the education sector for a couple of years now. Returning to it, after about a decade away in the charity sector. Earlier this year, Dr Ann Milne put her course, Identifying our White Spaces, online for a discount, and the amazing organisation I work with (The Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust) … Continue reading Colouring in the white spaces
The right to self-ID (changes to the Birth, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Relationship Bill) should have been just a small administrative change, why is it such a big deal? Read More...
The Roastbusters boys have resurfaced, and people are understandably upset. How could a national news agency be so shortsighted?! Read More...
I got to go to Te Hui Nui o Te Tai Tonga and it was amazing! Read below for my ramblings and ruminations on a great unconference.
Today, NZ Herald’s Nicholas Jones summarized some of the changes coming in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, with emphasis on the change from starting school after your birthday to a cohort start. In short, this means that a child will be allowed to attend school from the first day of term, if they are turning … Continue reading She’s too young… or is she?
The Spinoff posted an awesome video and article combo recently. If you want to go watch it, I'll wait right here... or I can give you the TLDR version. Basically, they interviewed a whole bunch of amazing comedians and recorded the sexist comments they had been subjected to. Yes, I neglected to mention that these are … Continue reading How is this still a thing?
When travelling, sometimes you remember things that you have let sink into your subconscious. One of those things for me is the fact that I grew up (for the first eight years anyway) in Malaysia. When you are a person who lives in Malaysia, you don't even think about the fact that things are announced … Continue reading Haere mai ki te Aotearoa
About a week ago, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary in Britain announced that Britain would accept the children that were eligible to resettle in Britain from the refugee camp in Calais, France. These are unaccompanied minors (under 18 year olds) that currently have family in Britain. When the children started arriving, what should've been a … Continue reading The Shape of Things to Come?