The moments that matter. Otaki Beach, Tawa Pools, Bali Waterpark, they can happen anywhere. Gotta be paying attention and have some appreciation in your pocket though. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Nanogirl Labs ‪Science is everywhere and science is for everyone but some people don’t think science is for them. Mātātoa – is our bilingual te reo Māori live science show from Nanogirl Labs designed to bring our ancestors stories to life with some help from science 😃 Starting in Mangatuna and Ruatoria in the East cape we took the show up to Kaikohe and Opononi through Turangi and finishing down in Dannevirke. We believe that to engage with science we need to see it in our own stories, and the stories from our ancestors. Thanks so much to our sponsors New World Four Square Supermarkets Meridian Energy The MacDiarmid Institute Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland Toyota New Zealand

“I could be a scientist.” Lots of awesomeness in this video, but that little sentence, realisation, and affirmation from that little boy sums it up for me. That’s the power of taking the time and effort to make things relevant for our rangatahi. If, as adults, we think opportunity should be equal for our tamariki, […]

An open letter to Aotearoa from Takatāpui and LGBTIQ whānau Dear Aotearoa, We write this letter to voice our profound concern at the hatred and abusive bullying that continues to be targeted at Takatāpui and LGBTIQ people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the p…

Hopefully those who need reminding of this, take the time to read it. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Seeds of Rangiātea – Pera Barrett Dear Huhana and Kāhu o te Rangi, E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea. I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea. I read Ruia in this whakatau as meaning the foundation and contributing factors in a seed’s potential. That’s what this letter is about. …

A letter I wrote Huhana and Kāhu on gratitude for the village. from Pera Barrett via IFTTT