“WE NEED TO LEARN TO EMBRACE” Interview with Shane Whitfield, Regional Manager, the Community Engagement Southern Team at Office of Ethnic Communities, Department of Internal Affairs By Li Huizi “We need to learn to embrace, to recognise and value the richness that comes from having people from all around theContinue Reading

Gratitude: Cultivating Thankfulness By Clare Erasmus   With family and friends living in the United States of America, I am always interested in hearing how they celebrate Thanksgiving in November. This highly anticipated celebration commands a federal holiday for them. In my article this month, I explore the concept andContinue Reading

New Zealand manages pretty but invasive “pest plant” Russel lupin by Li Huizi It is time for the blossom of Russel lupins in New Zealand’s South Island, which is a well-known tourism attraction at this time of the year. However, the local environmental agencies have been working to control theContinue Reading

So bad – It’s good By Nephtalim Antoine   I have a confession…   I love side bags, THERE! I said it. Fanny packs, bum bags, side bags, whatever you want to call them can’t get enough. Recently just purchased one from Tommy Hilfiger and have no regrets! Then thereContinue Reading

MIKKO: CURATOR OF STYLISH SHOES by H. Naomi March, M.A.     Meet Michaela Longstaff, Managing Director of MIKKO Shoes. What motivated this creative, composed millennial woman to establish her first South Island shop in Christchurch – one of six, nation-wide – to curate stylish European shoes “deep-rooted in artisanContinue Reading

The Writer’s Labyrinth By S.Kaye Judge   Writer’s Renewal It couldn’t have been more idyllic. A large red-brick, country cottage quietly tucked away on the edge of the woods of a countryside campus – blue sky–white clouds– moss green grass, and great graduate classmates who had become friends.  A writer’sContinue Reading

As Christmas is near, it’s time to set the record straight on some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of employment law that apply to the festive season. We’ve made it easy for both employees or employers with a five-point quick guide. It is focused on minimum legal employment rights.Continue Reading