Orca Whales in Taranaki: How can we protect them?

With Orca sightings become more and more common in New Plymouth, how can we help the whale population become sustainable in Taranaki Waters? It’s nothing new seeing Orca whales pondering through our renown Taranaki waters, and when they do, residents quickly become ecstatic at the news of the sighting and travel down to the coastline […]

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Is Brian Tamaki Homophobic? Yes.

You can read the full article on Villainesse: http://www.villainesse.com/news/openly-gay-auckland-councillor-richard-hills-speaks-out-against-tamaki-comments Newly elected and openly gay Auckland Councillor Richard Hills has spoken out against recent comments made by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki. “I think we need to treat these comments as nothing more than a joke, in fact we should really be ignoring them, but if we […]

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Introducing Auckland Councillor Richard Hills

You can read the full article on Villainesse: http://www.villainesse.com/no-filter/first-auckland-introducing-councillor-richard-hills The LGBTQ+ community in New Zealand has accomplished many great things, and has recently celebrated another exciting milestone during the recent local body elections, during which Auckland elected its first openly gay councillor, Richard Hills. With 12,651 votes in total, Hills will work with former Labour Leader […]

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An Interview with Writer & Novelist Mary Miller

You can read the full article on the NZ Writers’ College Blog: http://www.writerscollegeblog.co.za/an-interview-with-writer-and-novelist-mary-miller/ Born in Mississippi, Mary Miller never thought of writing as a career. After publishing her first short story collection Big World, Miller’s career grew substantially. In 2014 she published her first novel, The Last Days of California which sold over 25,000 copies. Q: […]

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Should you be drinking more water?

You can read the full article on Stuff: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/11171913/Should-you-be-drinking-more-water Do you ever feel like a wilted flower when you wake up in the morning? There’s a cure for that, it’s water! Humans are composed of more than 60 per cent of water and our cells call out for the fluid every second of every day. We […]

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Comedian Felicity Ward Interview

Read the full article on Villainesse: http://www.villainesse.com/girl-power/want-see-show-about-irritable-bowel-syndrome-felicity-ward-has-you-sorted How often do you hear of shows about irritable bowel syndrome? It’s not exactly a common plot feature, yet it’s the focus of Felicity Ward’s new show What if there is no toilet?, which is currently playing at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in Auckland. I was lucky […]

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My name is Adam and I am a feminist man.

You can read the full article on Villainesse: http://www.villainesse.com/girl-power/my-name-adam-and-i-am-feminist-man Identifying as a feminist is not as simple as wearing a ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirt. In fact, I personally think those shirts are awful and can send the wrong message about feminism to the public. Feminism will have different definitions for everyone, but […]

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Are you an e-waste litterbug?

Received a new iPhone for Christmas? Thinking of upgrading your laptop? These often unnecessary device upgrades are becoming more and more common as we advance through the digital age. Unfortunately, little thought goes into what happens to the old gizmos and gadgets we dispose of each year. It’s a little-known fact that New Zealand disposes […]

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Coffee has taken over my life: Confessions of a coffee addict

Read the full article on Stuff.co.nz: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/14345219/Its-taken-over-my-life-Confessions-of-a-coffee-addict In the sixth century A.D, somewhere in the Ethiopian Highlands, lived a man called Kaldi. One night, or so the story goes, Kaldi was checking on his herd of goats when he noticed something strange. The goats were dancing around the field, not just alert but hyperactive. He later […]

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