DPSN Vlog: Beginnings

It’s Beginnings month, and I sat down to chat with Richard Fairgray to talk about how we packed up his life and work in New Zealand to begin again in the USA and restart his comic ‘Blastosaurus’

Power and privilege in our own backyard

The election is over and, after 9 years, New Zealand has a different government. As with any election, hopes are high for some that this will mean better lives for the more marginalized in New Zealand society, while others are concerned about how much that better life for others will cost them to contribute to in taxes.

For one young man called Sagar Narayan and his family, the new government means that he will have his case with immigration looked at again. Mr Narayan was due to be deported from New Zealand to his native Fiji because he has an intellectual disability, and his future care was previously deemed to cost the health system in this country too much.