Anonymous

Society
Sep 7, 2021

My miscarriage was hard. A stretched health service made it so much worse

I know that nobody at the DHB wanted to exacerbate an already traumatic experience. But the truth is, because of under-staffing and overwork, they did.

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Society
Apr 28, 2021
state housing Mt Roskill

The state housing system is failing its tenants – just as it failed my family

Feeling safe in social housing should be the bare minimum, writes a former tenant. 

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Society
Oct 2, 2020

Confessions of a high-functioning middle-aged dope smoker

She's been using cannabis for 35 years and has no intention of stopping any time soon – but she'd rather do it legally.

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Society
Dec 10, 2019

Suicidal people need a compassionate ear, not armed police

Sending in armed police is exactly how not to defuse a situation where a person is highly distressed and suicidal, writes someone who has been in a similar situation herself.

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Society
Dec 6, 2019

Grace Millane’s killer went on a date while her body lay on his floor. That date was with me

A woman who went on a Tinder date with the man who murdered Grace Millane tells her story, and warns other women to trust their instincts when something doesn't feel right.

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Society
Nov 10, 2019

My vagina the apartment, and other metaphors for living with vestibulitis

While sometimes you have to laugh at the bad advice and medical professionals 'hooning their fingers next to your girly bits', vestibulitis, a form of vulvodynia that affects the nerves of the vagina, is no joke.

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