Category: Society

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on 14th August 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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8th of March

WOMEN’S DAY: Inspirational New Zealand women of all ages

Written by Stannah on 26th February 2019

Disclaimer: This article contains images of people who have died The 8th of March is an international day that celebrates the social, economic, scientific, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality and to celebrate ordinary women who have played a determinant role in […]

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retiring off the grid

Retiring off the grid: An alternative retirement plan

Written by Stannah on 30th January 2019

Retiring off the grid (not literally – you can still have electricity and running water and feel like you’re living in the wilderness!). It may or may not be something you’ve heard of. It might even be something you’ve considered. If you’re thinking about it, this article could give you some insight into the thinking […]

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History of Personal Mobility Devices

The History of Personal Mobility Devices

Written by Stannah on 17th September 2018

There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people experiencing reduced mobility. Their benefit to society is invaluable and of utmost importance! However, the path towards the development of personal mobility devices has not been an easy one and there’s still a […]

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house of the future, a home designed for life

House of the future; a home designed for life

Written by Stannah on 13th September 2018

When we think about a House of the Future, gleaming Jetsons style homes with a strong sixties allure comes to mind. However thrilling the idea of living in a high-tech apartment in space might seem, it is not what we mean by a “house of the future”. We can have a little bit of hi-tech […]

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