Donna Chisholm

Donna Chisholm is a freelance journalist and editor.

Society
Jan 30, 2021
Auckland Action Against Poverty director, Brooke Stanley Pao.

'It pisses me off hard out': Brooke Stanley Pao on poverty and the power of protest

Born into one of New Zealand rugby’s royal families, Brooke Stanley Pao is a daughter of privilege. Now she’s the face of the fight against poverty in Auckland.

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Media
Jan 28, 2021

A short history of New Zealand talkback hosts disgracing themselves

John Banks’ racist exchange with a Magic Talk listener on Tuesday was the latest in nearly 50 years of talkback scandals.

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Society
Jan 20, 2021

Doubts cast over claims of culture change at Work and Income NZ

A former case manager says that his experience working with beneficiaries suggests claims of a ‘complete shift’ in the service’s approach are laughable.

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Politics
Jul 4, 2020

‘I physically felt like I was going to die’: Clare Curran opens up on politics, toxicity and trauma

Sacked cabinet minister Clare Curran speaks for the first time about the brutal end to her political career – and what she calls the toxicity and bullying that marked her years in parliament.

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