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“They need to get out of our lives, they need to give us the money that they spend keeping us oppressed.”

Systems-change advocate Julia Whaipooti doesn’t mince her words about the Government of New Zealand Julia Whaipooti’s online discussion with Stacey Morrison was inspiring and thought-provoking – and near the end, came a supportive message from attendee Prof Tracey McIntosh in the chat box: “Moana [Jackson] knew that there was so much mahi to be done ...

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Posted: September 19, 2022Categories: , ,

Safe or scorned – which Auckland mayoralty will be best for women?

Probably the only opinion piece you’ll find on Auckland’s current local elections not written by a white man It doesn’t get the attention it deserves but local government is vital to making the lives of women safer and easier. Good lighting design makes public spaces safer – and bus routes linking schools to local shops ...

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Posted: September 19, 2022Category:

Korero with Tayi Tibble

NGĀTI POROU AND TE WHĀNAU-Ā-APANUI Tayi Tibble: “I feel like identity isn’t something that you arrive at.” Hats off to the remarkable Tayi Tibble who didn’t let the aftermath of a recent bout of “skody New York Covid” – a husky voice and suspected laryngitis – stop her from honouring us with her presence at ...

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Posted: September 14, 2022Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

WATCH HERE: Stacey Morrison interviews Te Pati Māori Co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer   DEBBIE ON…   Health: “Close your eyes and imagine if … we could stop Māori dying earlier… Imagine if we suddenly become well…. Imagine what we’d then talk about. Imagine what we’d spend our time doing. Imagine how we’d be able to contribute. ...

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Posted: May 6, 2022Categories: ,

Kōrero with Emma Espiner: your liberation is bound up with mine – let us work together

Finally! After months of postponement due to the pandemic, we got to hear commentator Dr Emma Espiner speak to her good friend Stacey Morrison on International Women’s Day, March 8, via video link. And it was a wide-ranging kōrero worth waiting for.   Emma on… Colonisation: “The colonising force was a patriarchal society… So, colonisation ...

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Posted: March 30, 2022Categories: ,

#Breakthebias

Welcome to our International Women’s Day campaign. Over the next 10 days we will be showcasing 10 outstanding leaders in our communities. Please join us.   Oriini Kaipara In December, journalist and broadcaster Oriini Kaipara (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Rangitihi), became the first wahine with a moko kauae to present primetime news, increasing ...

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Posted: March 18, 2022Categories: , , ,

Paid Paternal Leave: One simple trick to enhance gender equity

While we celebrate 26 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) since July 2020, New Zealand is still lagging behind international norms and best practice when it comes to enabling parents to spend time with their babies. This is the case particularly for non-birthing parents (the Dads in most Mum-Dad families) and secondary caregiving parents in ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Categories: , , ,

Meet our new Rangatahi Coordinator Leah Watt

Leah Watt, who is one half of our all-new Tuia Te Papa team, sums up the “isolating” challenges for rangatahi wāhine and non-binary beautifully: “You’re trying to work out your place in society and challenge it at the same time,” she says. “You’re trying to pull down the patriarchy but it can feel like you ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category:

Meet our new Youth Coordinator Maria Boow

Maria Boow has long been part of the Wāhi Wāhine o Tāmaki Makaurau (WWTM) community as a creche volunteer for the “inspiring” Solo Mums on Sundays group – and now she is also our new Youth Coordinator. “When Kaitlin called me, I screamed, and my friends were like, “What? What?” But I was just so ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category:

We welcome Mary Mulatu as our new Women’s Support coordinator

Te Wāhi Wāhine o Tāmaki Makaurau (WWTM) is growing! Now that Kaitlin Henderson has moved into the new role of Centre manager (programmes), the wonderful Mary Mulatu has joined us to look after Women’s Support (free advice, referral and information), and coordinate our community education programme. A recent University of Auckland Arts graduate, Mary found ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category: