Volume 01

on belonging and national identity
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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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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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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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CULTURAL TURTLE

Dietrich Soakai

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

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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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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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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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EDITORIAL – VOL 01

WELCOME TO THE FIRST VOLUME OF FLINT & STEEL

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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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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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