Society

A Sovereign Act

We were taught that in 1840 Maori willingly exchange their sovereignty for the benefits of becoming British subjects. What if we were taught wrong?

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ISSUE 126

Mar - Apr 2014

Population

Astro photography

Independence Day

Mayflies

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Our new society

Slowly, almost imperceptibly, New Zealand society is changing before our eyes. Despite being the last land mass to be inhabited by humans, we are now one of the most ethnically diverse. And despite priding ourselves on our egalitarian society, the gap between rich and poor is growing faster in Aotearoa than in almost any other country in the OECD. Our cities are thriving, the regions are declining, and almost as nothing is as it seems.

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Cooking with gas

Methane, ammonia, hydrogen, a dash of iron, a cup of carbonate, then lightning for a little zest. Voila - primordial soup.

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