Felix Walton

Felix Walton is a freelance journalist and student at the University of Auckland.

Opinion
Jun 1, 2020

Survival tips for the shortest friend in the group

Felix Walton has tall friends. These are his best tips for getting by in an unforgiving world.

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Tech
Feb 28, 2020

How the shift to digital public services is leaving people behind

As government agencies prioritise online interaction, what does it mean for those who just don't have the digital literacy? A new report explores the scale of digital exclusion in NZ.

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Media
Feb 26, 2020

What RNZ's 'youth network' could learn from student radio

If RNZ hopes to court the youth audience with its new stations it may have to take some cues from the ones who’ve had that audience all along: student radio.

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Politics
Feb 25, 2020

Cheat sheet: What’s the deal with the new vaping law?

A long-awaited bill to regulate vaping has been unveiled at parliament. Here’s the skinny.

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Television
Feb 22, 2020

Netflix’s Dragon Quest movie is a lovely journey with a stupid destination

Dragon Quest: Your Story feels like an hour-and-a-half-long highlight reel of an adventure spanning dozens of hours, but it’s damn fun, writes Felix Walton.

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Society
Feb 21, 2020

Cheat sheet: What is happening to NCEA?

The Ministry of Education is proposing a number of changes to NCEA Level One, including the merging of several subjects to be phased in over the next five years. Felix Walton looks into how, and why, these changes are happening.

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Television
Oct 5, 2019

Goodnight, Kiwi: The local shows lost in the digital graveyard

Back in 2007, TV2 aired The Amazing Extraordinary Friends – a charming superhero show and potential cult hit. Twelve years later, it’s nowhere to be found. Felix Walton looks at the changing landscape of archiving our local TV.

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Gaming
Jul 15, 2019

Why do video games keep messing up Māori representation?

Māori culture shouldn't be something that's half-heartedly appropriated for some cool video game visuals. So why do developers keep doing it?

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