*Wāhine Toa Superhero Comic* – Māoriland Film Festival Superhero reader Tapahia Heke sees the superhero in everyone. In this comic he sits down with 14 Māori wāhine and describes their superpowers. Working across a range of different disciplines (business, design, iwi development, film, education), these wāhine share a common dedication to working fo…

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NowThis ‘Either we choose to go on as a civilization, or we don’t. The choice really is that simple.’ — Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour sold 126 of his guitars to fight climate change

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SelfControl SelfControl is a free Mac app that helps you avoid distracting websites. Block your own access to websites or mail servers for a pre-set length of time.

With an 18 month old and a 4 year old, my morning routine is make-or-break and my one chance to get my outside-BNZ-and-whānau mahi (work) done while my brain has any creativity left. I’ve been using this app for a few years to make sure I’m not distracted by the rest of the world when […]

I was a couple of clicks away from buying a new pair of gym shoes because the grip on these had worn so low. Saved myself $200 and bought a bit of time before they get added to the giant pile of landfill that we still don’t really know what to do with. Don’t hate […]

Chester Borrows: Caught in a cycle of abuse There is a direct correlation between some offenders and the abuse they endured.

“We need to recognise that while some victims have protective factors around them like strong, loving, nurturing families, good role modelling and healthy relationships, other victims are inundated with risk factors.” This isn’t a ‘here are the answers’ read, and it’s definitely not one of excuses. It’s a reminder there are often more questions to […]

Role models: be a good one – Pera Barrett If we’re friends on Facebook or real life, you might know the whole Israel Folau situation pisses me off. If we’re not, I summed up those feelings in this post on: I was reflecting over the weekend on why I’m still feeling/thinking about it. I don’t like carrying that kind of energy around t…

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Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley – “Lost Voices” (CUPSI 2015) Support Button Poetry! Check out our newest project: http://bit.ly/buttonlive Subscribe to Button! New video daily: http://bit.ly/buttonpoetry Stream & Downl…

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How to use social media, according to a mental health expert Six tips from a psychologist for coping with the negative impacts of social media use, which research has linked to social isolation, loneliness, and depression.

“Approach social media mindfully, ask why?” – Social media platforms spend billions perfecting the art of pulling your attention and hijacking your time. Be intentional and aware of how successful those goals are being met, is it at the expense of your own? Ask yourself why you logged in, then ask if that reason, want, […]

New Zealander of the Year Awards New Zealander of the Year Awards

Do you know somebody who makes a difference for the rest of us? Nominations for New Zealander of the Year Awards are open. It’s an Aotearoa thing to be hesitant about celebrating ourselves, like the bro David Dallas said: “as kiwi kids it ain’t in our nature to boast.” And whakatauki like this sum up […]

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