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Matariki 2022

Are you, like us, looking forward to Aotearoa’s new Matariki holiday (on Friday 24 June)?  The stars of Matariki will reappear in the morning skies of Tauranga Moana at the end of this week, signalling the start of an important time in the traditional Māori calendar.  This reappearance of the Pleiades star cluster, is known to Māori as Matariki (Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea, or "the eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea"). For Māori, who thrived through interdependence with...

May 27, 2022

Enhancing Data Skills for Social Good

The social sector has within it an enormous number of passionate committed people, who everyday put their skills, energy and the limited resources available to them to work, to enable positive changes for individuals, whānau, communities and the causes they care so much about.  And within this group of social sector workers is one particularly courageous bunch of people – those who have put their hand up at some point to take on the role of leadership in their organisation. It’s a toug...

October 20, 2020

Numbers do matter – Helping join the dots

Most days since 23 March, when we first went into lockdown following a growing number of cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, I’ve tuned in to the televised 1pm update like most New Zealanders wondering “What do the numbers look like today?  Are there more people with the virus? Are the new cases coming from community transmission or at the border? Have more people succumbed to this disease? What are the transmission numbers in my community?  Who is being affected now and what was the...

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