Haimona Gray

Haimona Gray (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne ki Wairarapa) is an Auckland-based public relations consultant, a trained anthropologist and a colourful character. He is a former NGO and health research communications manager. He is very much an Aries.

Aug 25, 2018

A Curious Mind: Nigel Latta on making popular TV without dumbing it down

Television icon Nigel Latta returns to TV, and this time he's focused on the one thing that governs us all: the brain. Haimona Grey talks to the man himself.

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Aug 7, 2018

The monoculture is dead, and hooray for that

Hobson's Pledge and their ilk argue for a culture that treats everyone the same. Anthropologist Haimona Gray looks at what's actually at stake when we embrace multiculturalism.

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Jul 17, 2018

'I hit a Corolla at 86kmph': A non-driver learns to drive, through video games

Lots of people can't drive, including Haimona Gray. He talks to a few famous people who are similarly impaired, and gets behind the wheel in the only way he knows how: video games.

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Jun 1, 2018

A tribute to Madden: 30 years of Hail Marys and buying everything

The mighty John Madden Football series turns 30 today – a huge achievement for any game series. Haimona Gray looks at how the series has matured and mutated over the past three decades.

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Mar 15, 2018

Could I have dunked on Plato?

The Allegory of the Cave, and Madden: Haimona Gray muses on how the two are actually pretty similar, using his own (limited) experience with sport and his (not-so-limited) experience with sports video games.

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Apr 3, 2017

Our public health system is world class, and desperately needs to be better, in mental health especially

A range of globally recognised public health concepts could improve our current system, many of which go beyond simply chucking money at the problem, writes Haimona Gray.

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Mar 9, 2017

Time for the Māori patriarchy to take a seat. Our wahine have got this

Māori need more than just loud voices and 'colourful characters', we need thought leaders, writes Haimona Gray

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