“…the dawn raids brought make memories of the Nazis”: An interview with Jeremy Rose (part 1).

From the age of 15 I thought I wanted to be a public radio journalist. This was spurred on by two things: growing up and waking to RNZ’s Morning Report every morning; and receiving the top prize for journalism in year 13 (7th Form).  While I didn’t end up becoming a journalist, my professional and… Continue reading “…the dawn raids brought make memories of the Nazis”: An interview with Jeremy Rose (part 1).

In Search of the Wise Ones: Ngā Toka Tūmoana

I’ve been ruminating about people I’ve encountered who inspire, support and impart their wisdom into the world. I call these people ‘mentors’; ‘leaders‘; Onties (*Aunties); Onkles (*Uncles); and radical disruptors. When I was 5 years old my mother died suddenly.  As a young guy I knew something big had happened. But I didn’t realise the impacts of this… Continue reading In Search of the Wise Ones: Ngā Toka Tūmoana

Hi there Mr Brash… Ahhh… Let me introduce myself…

I’d like to share a story. A surreal story bound up in necessary struggle about realities. I am reminded of educational philosopher Alison Jones (2007), who writes about the never-ending struggle-relationship between people; between Māori and Pākehā in particular: “In ka whawhai tonu mātou we are engaged in a relationship. This has to be seen positively, given it is… Continue reading Hi there Mr Brash… Ahhh… Let me introduce myself…