Christine L Ammunson

Samoan New Zealander Christine Ammunson is an award-winning journalist and communications expert, and was the strategist behind the Human Rights Commission's Give Nothing to Racism campaign. She is a professional speechwriter and ActionStation board member.

Jun 25, 2018

These brave survivors are the New Zealanders of the Year a million times over

From meeting other former foster kids I know that I was one of the lucky ones. Today we have to put survivors front and centre of the inquiry into abuse in state care

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Jan 16, 2018

From Martin Luther King to Donald Trump: how speeches reflect our world

As America marks one of their greatest orators on Martin Luther King Day, Christine Ammunson looks back on her trip to Georgetown University for the World Speechwriters Conference in October.

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Jan 11, 2018

Admitting Golliwogs are awful won't ruin your childhood, we promise

Christine Ammunson is a Samoan New Zealander who was brought up on The Black and White Minstrel Show, Golliwogs and Little Black Sambo books. You're allowed to let the past go without disrespecting those you love, she writes.

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