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The News and musings from the yards, barrel halls and tasting panels, and from on the road traveled between.

Bo Ning

Research lead and media strategy specialist. PhD in Marketing (Victoria University of Wellington). Research areas – strategy and media research, Asian wellbeing research, gambling harm research. 10-year of experience in…

Phoebe Balle

I’m 7th generation Pākehā with English, Irish, Scottish and Scandinavian roots. I grew up on the edge of the Waitemata in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in a rainbow family. I now…

Nabilah Husna Binte Abdul Rahman

I am a Malay and Tamil PhD candidate from Singapore, living in Te Whanganui a Tara. My research, conducted at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, is focused on Southeast…

Nuke Martiarini

I am a Muslim woman, a PhD student at Massey University based in Auckland, and originally from Indonesia. I am researching Muslim Migrant Women in Aotearoa and how they navigate…

Fatima Junaid

Dr Junaid specialises in area of Organisational behaviour & HR. Her work focuses on wellbeing and stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Mental health and Psychosocial risks at work. Her current…

Jeremy Mayall

Jeremy is an advocate for arts, culture and creativity and the role that they play as an essential part of community wellbeing. He is a composer, musician, artist, producer and…

Lata Rana

Lata Rana holds a PhD degree from the University of Melbourne. Lata currently works at the School of Early Childhood Education – UNITEC Institute of Technology – part of Te…

Janie Walker

I work in community, allyship, participatory action research, engagement and equity. I have worked as the General Manager of Community Research 2021/2022 to advocate for community and whānau aspirations for…

Maya Bernardo

I am born and raised in Manila, Philippines and moved to New Zealand in 2012. I have worked mostly in the education sector as a higher education manager, researcher and…

Christine Wilson

I have worked as a lead researcher and evaluator in the disability sector for SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services) between 1996 and 2022. In that time my focus has been…

Maya Bernardo

With extensive international experience in the education and not-for-profit sectors, taking up roles as researcher, director/manager and coordinator of service units and programmes, and adult educator. My research interests are…

Corrina Dixon

Kia Ora, I am currently working as the Senior Mentoring Coordinator at Pillars, supporting children and youth with parents in prison. I am passionate about transformative justice and community/youth development.…

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