My role involved being part of a seven-person panel over 15-months. The young people were all care experienced and all had their own stories. A youth panel was requested by the orders of Minister Tolley, Social Development Minister, and set up by The Office of The Children’s Commissioner. Our name was Te Whanau Aroha or […]Read More Blog 103 – Being A Ministerial Youth Advocate
So these words are from a late night of both travelling and studying. Studying for what should be my economics examination but wasn’t. This is a short story of the perceived failed lifestyle that so many of us inconsistent students often face. You see, there is nothing liberating about studying. Some people just don’t learn […]Read More Blog 096 – Ride On
Let’s do this! First off for those who don’t know, I am a nineteen-year-old male student studying in Wellington city. I hope you enjoy this discussion as much as I did and if you have any comments please feel free to leave them at the end of the blog! Why does it matter what I […]Read More Blog 093 Sexism/Feminism & What I Think
This conversation is in regards to the evolution of family values and how they effect the way we interact with each other and also how these changes are preserved and why there has been changes made in the first place. I want to look deeply into how the advancement of technology has altered the way […]Read More Blog 079 Family Values and How They’ve Changed
Though today’s conversation is aimed at discussing how propaganda is still alive and well in today’s economy, I would like to emphasise the significance of lives of those lost. That ANZAC day is important because it serves to commemorate the lives of those who passed away and not a day to blame people or a […]Read More Blog 078 ANZAC DAY – Now Vs Then!
NOTE: This conversation is by no means to encourage smoking marijuana. I don’t smoke nor do I drink alcohol. My opinion is only to discuss the legality of growing, possessing and smoking marijuana in New Zealand, not a lecture on how to live your life. Today I want to talk about how our government is […]Read More Blog 077 Legalising Marijuana – The Age Old Debate!
By Mana Williams Eade 10 Minutes Money is horrible to think about. It’s not designed to be saved. It’s never nice to run out of and is constantly used as a way of defining happiness. To cut to the chase, today’s chat looks at student debt, and how it’s not a sustainable option over short […]Read More Blog 049 Student Debt. (Something that a student doesn’t like to see)
By Mana Williams 15 Minutes Some people live their lives homeless because it’s the lifestyle they understand. However, there is a space for recognizing that homelessness is a systemic issue. An unwillingness to accept that homeless people exist and that it isn’t some urban myth. This chat focuses on the expression of homelessness. We will […]Read More Blog 046 Why Don’t We Trust Homeless People To Live On Our Streets – But Trust A Random Person To Uber Us Home?
By Mana Williams Eade 20-25 Minutes Today’s lengthy chat is about social politics but looks at identifying the key relationship differences between making a judgment call by stigmatizing versus giving a person special treatment. With a few examples and with relevance in the hopes of evaluating a little bit more about the massive dust cloud […]Read More Blog 040 Social Stigma
By Mana Williams 12 Minutes Late nights trying to damage control unfinished assignments due in the next morning, trying to find time to meditate or exercise because your day is stressing you out. Tissues in washing machine woes and broken dryers making you go bankrupt. This chat just takes a look at why I’m feeling […]Read More Blog 032 Behind Already!