Guyon Espiner on leaving Morning Report, why Pākehā feel ‘threatened by’ te reo on the airwaves Pākehā need to “toughen up and try” to speak te reo, says Guyon Espiner ahead of leaving after five years on Radio NZ’s Morning Report.

“It’s a bit rich to literally beat a language out of people, in some ways physically suppress a language, and then say ‘hey, you’re not even using it.’ That really reflects a lack of historical context.” Kei konā katoa Guyon! Context and a willingness to empathise is the cornerstone of this kōrero. Firstly, our history […]

“What could be more important than your kid? Please don’t play the busy card. If you spend 2 hours a day, without an electronic device, looking your kid in the eye, talking to them and solving interesting problems, you will raise a different kid than someone who doesn’t do that.” – Seth Godin. Not the first time I’ve heard him say this, and maybe not the first time I’ve re-posted it.

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Letter worth sharing – beating hatred

Dear Huhana and Kāhu o te Rangi Yesterday, 15/3/2019 nearly a hundred people were shot in two mosques in Christchurch. So far 49 have died. Huhana, you only asked one question, what’s a gunshot wound?  They were shot because of their religion and race. There’s been a lot of talk about racism not being something […]

Kapiti Island Nature Tours 4 weeks until our school holiday programme kicks off! Here’s a taster of what the kids got up to last year, email to find out more 📹: Hadleigh Tiddy

From personal experience, this is the way to spend your school holidays. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Joe Rogan on immigration, healthcare, education, etc… “We don’t want you on our team.” Joe pontificates on immigration, voting, and democratic socialism with Duncan Trussel on the JRE

After people have been telling me to listen to Joe Rogan’s podcast for years – I stumbled on to this accidentally, it’s pretty much how I’ve been feeling most of this week reading some of the comments online. All the convincing I need to check out more. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

If you can’t be kind, if you won’t empathize, then you’re not on the team. That team is Team Humanity, where we are all in this thing together. Where we are all flawed and imperfect. Where we treat other people’s point of view as charitably as we treat our own. Where we are civilized and respectful and, above all, kind to each other—particularly the less fortunate, the mistaken, and the afraid. – Ryan Holiday

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