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
Just this week our government suggested strongly that we all install an app to help trace our whereabouts. We are living in the weirdest of timelines where a single sick person could spread the virus to several people in their vicinity and not even know for a couple of weeks. Right at the beginning, when … Continue reading Digital Divide & COVID-19
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...
My personal journey with te reo Māori and Te Ao Māori begins. Read More...
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With a deep breath of excitement, a fair amount of trepidation and a wee bit of sadness, I officially announce my resignation from Amnesty International NZ. It's been an amazing and mindblowing time...and over the years, I have learnt a lot about IT, and a lot more about people. For those of you that didn't … Continue reading A new adventure awaits!
What a trip it was! To start with, here is a map of all the places... https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807174006537191424 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807199005893476352 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807368756884185088 We started off with the local cuisine, first up pork and century egg congee Then durian ice kacang #omnomnom https://twitter.com/FlynnChandra/status/807807253306691584 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807862092057362433 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807921088420134912 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807921844682489857 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807964082569515008 https://twitter.com/FlynnChandra/status/808564998222053376 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/808571240189308928 Always time for a wee bit of #feminist #activism https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/808587238124580864 … Continue reading #ChandraCruise
This is one of the hardest posts i've ever had to write... especially hard because I had to write a similarly hard one in June. 2016 will forever be the year that my family lost the two bestest friends we've ever had. In June, we lost our wee girl Mirinda, and just last week … Continue reading Goodbye Fanta