Barnaby Bennett is a designer, writer and publisher with Freerange Press. He is currently at UTS in Sydney, finishing his thesis which looks at the different roles temporary architecture played in Christchurch after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
When Jacinda Ardern and Bill English meet again at the Stuff Leaders Debate tonight at La Vida Conference Centre, it will represent an increasingly rare opportunity for Christchurch issues to be aired on a national stage. Barnaby Bennett explains what's at stake.
The surge in student fees for those living across the ditch is just the latest one-way curbing of trans-Tasman privileges, but it's more about political incompetence and indifference than cultural loathing, writes Barnaby Bennett, a Kiwi in Sydney.