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Kia ora, and warm greetings from Aotearoa, New Zealand.  I've got lots to share. I hope you find something amongst it all that's interesting, thought provoking or inspiring.

(In the meantime, thanks for your patience while this website is under construction).

 

Ngā mihi/ regards,                      

Catherine                   

17 Jan 2019

More and more often, we’re being called to reflect on whether the brutal truth is more helpful or harmful.

I appreciate credible data that helps triangulate truth. Extinction Rebellion, the Yellow Vests and all value-based movements need the truth as a matter of princ...

4 Jan 2018

An adapted version of a conversation I just had with a climate crisis policy colleague of mine:

There was this scene in The Matrix (my all-time favourite movie, due in part to ancient empowering philosophical messages deliberately built into the storyline) where the Ora...

23 Dec 2017

Today in Pawarenga, I had the privilege of attending a dual event: the birthdays of two kaumātua (elders) in their 90’s, and the unveiling of the headstone of one of my treasured mentors and esteemed wahine rangatira (female leaders), Gloria Areruia Herbert.

It was a wo...

8 Sep 2017

Justice Joe Williams gave a compelling address recently on the Treaty of Waitangi and whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing.

Among the many tikanga Māori (Māori tradition and lore) subjects he touched on, one resonated especially with me in the context of Aotearoa’s political...

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