PAN-demic – the Pan phenomenon

Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. Who doesn’t want to ‘stay young forever’ and ‘have no responsibilities’? Just like the iconic Peter Pan, who first appeared in the adult novel The Little White Bird (1902). He then returning as a centre character in stage play Peter…

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Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura DPSN Vlog

This month I speak to Elizabeth and Sandra about Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence For some reason my camera cut off half of Elizabeth’s face so I had to use my photo shop skills to animate the video instead of showing them talking for real. Hopefully you still get the impact of their…


How are you?

Rachel is a writer and ex-teacher. She is passionate about advocacy for people like herself, with rare, chronic or invisible disabilities. She has a neurological disorder called Pandysautonomia. She blogs about it (and other things) on The Chronic-ills of Rach.  In this weeks guest blog, she shares what goes through her head when people ask…


Diversity dilemma – ethnic culture

Philip Patston shares part three of a four part series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Growing awareness of cultural diversity has become commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand. But here’s the dilemma: Culture is changing constantly, particularly among generations, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Learning what is culturally appropriate in one…


Diversity Dilemma: gender

The conversation about gender equality has long been commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand. It’s the foundation of the EEO movement and, as the precursor to cultural diversity and “family friendliness”, is often the corporate world’s only claim to some semblance of equity.


Nikki’s Natter – Dear Dad…

As I wrote this, Father’s Day was fast approaching. It’s always a painful reminder of our long and, in the end, unsuccessful struggle to have a baby. So altogether, not a particularly happy day in the Frittmann household.