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THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATION: LESSONS FROM BRITAIN

Dr Jeffrey W. Bailey

Over the next several decades the vitality of Western countries will depend on their ability to successfully integrate immigrants from many and diverse backgro ...

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CULTURAL TURTLE

Dietrich Soakai

I AM a cultural turtle who might not be the fastest creature
But t ...

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IN FORMATION – REFLECTIONS ON A CAREER IN TEACHING

Dr Michael Reid

Teaching is not simply baby-sitting, or a mechanical transfer of skills. To help form minds, awake curiosity, help human beings to grow; that is an exercise in ...

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ON COMMON GROUND

Kieran Madden

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” ― Jane Addams

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THE ART OF DISAGREEING AGREEABLY

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FOR THE AFTER-COMERS

Alex Penk & Paul Henderson

"After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.” In 1879, Gerard Manly Hopkins lamented the destruction of a line of trees with this line of poetry.

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THE FACE OF MY NEIGHBOUR

Dr John Fox

In this age of identity it is tempting, and frighteningly possible, to reduce the fullness of a human life down to a single action, opinion, or caricature.

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WORLDS TOGETHER

Kareen Hillenaar

I studied fashion. It was hard. I did some postgraduate studies in an attempt to reconcile myself to the difficulties of correlating this industry with the wor ...

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A NATION AT PLAY

Patrick Silloway

Rugby is a deeply entrenched aspect of New Zealand culture. In many ways rugby is the national game of New Zealand.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILLY SCOTT

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AN UNINTERRUPTED HORIZON

Deborah Teh

Waikumete Cemetery, at the end of my road, is the largest in Auckland. It’s a rambling, hilly patch of green.

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A PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE

Jeremy Vargo

While many of us are happy to steer clear of raucous debates and controversy, the inhabitants of Parliament have made a career of talking about the big issues ...

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BUSINESS UNUSUAL

Jamiee Abict

What do 6000 South Auckland kids, the United Nations, a Tongan coffee roastery, the oldest university in England, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force excursion o ...

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THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD

Dale Williams

Small towns face a fight for survival. How can these close knit communities retain the next generation in the face of ...

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PROTEST AND PATRIOTISM

Rowan Light

One of our last truly public rituals, Anzac Day claims a sacred space in New Zealand’s national attention. Historian Rowan Light describes how Anzac commemor ...

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THE HOUSE AWAY FROM HOME

Jeremy Vargo

In the lead up to the 2017 elections, we talked to four Members of New Zealand's 51st Parliament about what it takes to stay connected to the ideals, the peopl ...

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EDITORIAL – VOL 06

WELCOME TO THE SIXTH VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

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REFLECTING THE NEW MOSAIC

Tash McGill

While we expect news media to perform their societal function as the “fourth estate,” the arrival of the internet has upended the business model that used ...

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TEACHING THE TOWN OF THE FUTURE

Olivia Burne

As a growing town welcomes its first high school, meet the people who have imagined the environment and values that will shape the young people of this communi ...

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THE THINGS WE LEARN

Dr John Fox

I passed by the school where I studied as a boy and said in my heart: here I learned certain things and didn't learn ...

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MORE THAN PROFIT

Murray Sheard

The Kitchen aimed at being a creative, well-resourced work environment and community hub for change-makers creating social and environmental good.

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EDITORIAL – VOL 02

WELCOME TO THE SECOND VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

Welcome to the second volume of Flint & Steel.

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HOME AGAIN

Michelle Neethling

Images of bombed-out buildings and broken lives have brought the refugee crisis to our attention. When refugees emerge out of these stories and into our neighb ...

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PERSPECTIVE TILT

Michelle Sharp

Looking back now I see the signs...

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE

Hannah Bartlett

In the face of finite resources and mounting landfill, Timothy Allan wants to change the future, through innovative d ...

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SIDE BY SIDE

Lydia O'Donnell

“Freedom, I found is not only in the running but in the heart, the mind, the hands.” - Louise Erdich

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HERE’S OUR HOME

Stephan Vermeulen & Nakita Whittaker

When asked about what home means to us we are indeed a little biased in our answer...

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THE TIPPING POINT

MJ Kaplan

The first time I visited Te Hana Te Ao Marama Māori Cultural Centre in 2013, a group of American travel agents were visiting the property.

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WHITE PAINT

Jamiee Abict

Scrawled in white paint on the exterior of my neighbours’ peach-coloured weatherboard abode were three letters: “PHB.”

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NEW ZEALAND – IN SEARCH OF A NEW NATIONAL IDENTITY

Dr Philippa Smith

Ask a range of people from Stewart Island to Cape Reinga to define what it means to be a New Zealander, and the chances are their answers will be many and vari ...

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A Recipe For Community

In 2010, Benjamin Johnson and a group of friends set up The Free Store, a grassroots community in Wellington’s CBD that gathers around surplus food. Seven ye ...

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RENEWING THE LUNGS OF THE LAND

Hannah Bartlett

It’s fair to say that Gray Baldwin is a man of the land.

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A QUIET LEGACY

Abigail Egden

"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert."

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SEEING THE POSSIBLE

Hannah Smith

There’s a mushrooming grey area between traditional charity and business as usual. A whole spectrum of efforts based on a conviction that things can be done ...

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BLUEPRINT FOR LIVING

Joy Reid

Very few cities are given the chance to start over. A city generally evolves over the decades, with each generation adding flair and innovation to what their f ...

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HOW SOCIAL ENTERPRISES WORK AND WHAT THEY NEED TO GROW

Alex Hannant

Business is an effective way of getting things done. We all, pretty much, believe that it is a good way to keep the world turning.

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INSIDE ENSPIRAL SPACE

Stephan Vermeulen & Nakita Whittaker

“We believe magic happens when like-minded people share a space. We've seen this repeatedly: conversations spark ideas, which become projects that grow i ...

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WALKING THE TIGHTROPE

Athalia Harper

Put your money where your mouth is. It’s a challenge that applies equally to big business and individual purchases ...

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RECONCILIATION, COLONISATION, AND IDENTITY IN AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND

Alistair Reese

“There have been two remembered histories of New Zealand since 1840: that of the colonisers, and that of the colonised...

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LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE

Brad Mills

We take pride in being a cohesive and safe country, with a strong co-operative culture. But New Zealand’s current record high rates of incarceration and reof ...

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DŌMO ARIGATŌ, MR ROBOTO

Kinley Salmon

Are robots coming for our jobs? How seriously should we take dire predictions of job losses and the death of industries by a thousand algorithms? Economist and ...

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HE WAHI TAPU – A SACRED PLACE

Jade Hohaia

I have two very vivid early memories. The first is of being bullied for my physical appearance.

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THE BEGINNINGS OF BELONGING

Kirke Sawrey

Belonging is a basic human need—as humans we are relational beings that require interaction.

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RECOVERING MAU RĀKAU

Annette Pereria

The river flows, the seasons turn, The sparrow and starling have no time to waste. If men do not build How shall t ...

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HERE WE WERE

Throughout history the places we have used to gather, speak, and make ourselves heard have not always been actual pub ...

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LOOK THEM UP

All the amazing companies we've heard about within this magazine, go check them out.

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EDITORIAL – VOL 01

WELCOME TO THE FIRST VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

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EDITORIAL – VOL 05

WELCOME TO THE FIFTH VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: PACIFIC IDEAS OF SUCCESS IN NEW ZEALAND’S WORKFORCE

Lana Lopesi

O le ala i le pule o le tautua The road to leadership is through service - Sāmoan Proverb

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DOING GOOD AND MAKING MONEY

Jeremy Vargo

When I think of the type of person best suited to help New Zealanders living in poverty, my mind doesn’t natur ...

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ROUTES AND ROOTS

Michelle Neethling

Each time I am asked to tell my story or small facts about “South Africanness,” I reaffirm my own identity as a South African, and it has been both interes ...

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DEVELOPING COMMUNITY IN ADOLESCENCE

Dr Myron Friesen & Keren Donaldson

In the adolescent years, young people are drawn to new relationships and community connections that fulfill their needs for exploration and autonomy. The chall ...

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EDITORIAL – VOL 04

Welcome to the fourth volume of Flint & Steel

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THE GREAT (AND BORING) WORK OF VOCATION

Jeremy Vargo

At the core of “do something you love,” the notion of “work” is framed as something to be avoided. To be clear it’s not the job, or activity that mus ...

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WORDS & IMAGES BY NAOMI HAUSSMANN

WORDS AND IMAGES BY NAOMI HAUSSMANN

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EDITORIAL – VOL 03

WELCOME TO THE THIRD VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

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