Donna Chisholm

Donna Chisholm is a freelance journalist and editor.

Jun 9, 2021

How residents get trapped in the retirement village paradox

The retirement commissioner has called for an urgent review of the NZ retirement village legal framework, which risks becoming 'outdated and unfit for purpose'.

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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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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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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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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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