October 15, 2016

A Migrant’s View on Immigration: A Response to the Young Nats

In 1972, English emigrant to New Zealand Austin Mitchell published a book detailing life in New Zealand as a migrant titled, “The Half Gallon, Quarter Acre, Pavlova Paradise”. This term would become a renowned phrase in the New Zealand vernacular as a description of what the country can offer to migrants who wish to seek a new life here. Mitchell …

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October 15, 2016

Homelessness

The problem of homelessness in New Zealand is getting worse by the day. There are more people who need homes than there are homes easily available. House prices and rents are only going up in urban New Zealand centres like Wellington and, more notoriously, Auckland. It isn’t feasible to study and support yourself (or any family you’re supporting) at the …

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October 15, 2016

Accountability

For the 70 years, The Soviet Union would beam images and figures of her great successes throughout the world, filling hopes and dreams of a better life. Protests, revolutions, civil and even international conflicts would be driven by these images of grandeur. The problem was that for the most part, those successes weren’t real. The Soviets were the masters of …

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