Colonial feel to Māori media plan

Colonial feel to Māori media plan

Crown options for Māori media have a colonial “feel and smell” to them, writes the University of Auckland’s Dr Claire Charters  Are the Government’s Options for Māori Media unconstitutional, contrary to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, international Indigenous peoples’...
Imagining a different world and making it happen

Imagining a different world and making it happen

How we come out of this crisis will depend on how well we are able to imagine new futures, and turn those visions into reality. In this first part of a two-part series on vision-making, Jess Berentson-Shaw looks at what sets apart an effective vision that can lead to...
A vision for workplaces that work for all of us

A vision for workplaces that work for all of us

After the lockdown, it is now clear to many that “work” has been conceptualised and operationalised in a way that excludes many people and causes avoidable stress. So how do we deconstruct those ideas? asks Jess Berentson-Shaw This week public servants in...
Take care with tech used to fight Covid

Take care with tech used to fight Covid

A type of artificial intelligence is being used to research Covid-19, but the experts behind it must consider the social implications of their work – and participation from diverse voices Machine learning is a kind of artificial intelligence where algorithms are...
NZ’s ugly inequities laid bare

NZ’s ugly inequities laid bare

Being in lockdown revealed, worsened or even created inequities that we now must address, writes Dr Karen V. Fernandez And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and...
In our welfare system, it’s ‘us or them’

In our welfare system, it’s ‘us or them’

Dr Louise Humpage was hoping Covid would help Kiwis better understand how tough it is to live off the benefit, but the newly unemployed are not being treated like main beneficiaries at all Foolishly, I had thought one serendipitous outcome of the Covid-19 crisis would...
Don’t drop the ball on this one Jacinda

Don’t drop the ball on this one Jacinda

Anomalies in the policy for superannuitants with overseas pensions are an indictment on the justice process in New Zealand, write Susan St John and Dr Claire Dale  Along with many others, the Retirement Policy and Research Centre has worked assiduously for more than a...
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