Eliza Jane

Eliza Jane is a mum and lawyer who is just finishing her second round of maternity leave. You can read her writing on her blog teaplusoranges.wordpress.com.

Parents
Jan 17, 2018

He taonga te reo: in praise of learning te reo Māori as a white kid

The current conversation around the preservation of te reo has been focused on the role and responsibility of Māori speakers, as exemplified by Bill English's claim that it's not government's place to save 'someone else’s' language. But what about Pākehā learners of te reo? Eliza Jane looks back on her experience at Auckland's Newton Central School.

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Parents
Dec 23, 2016

The unexpected freedom of a holiday that is no longer mine: on being a Jewish mother at Christmas

Every family celebrates Christmas in their own way. This week we're hearing from families around New Zealand explaining what they celebrate and why they do. Here Eliza Jane talks about letting go of Christmas after converting to Judaism.

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Parents
Dec 15, 2016

The story of a mum (who tried her best but needed a rest) and the baby and the glitter

We’ve all been there – just replace glitter with flour or eggs or dirt or cursed nappy cream. There are days that you just want to forget, but they are …

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