Kathryn van Beek

Kathryn van Beek is a writer, communications professional and momager of New Zealand's third most famous cat.

Aug 10, 2018

Bereavement leave for those grieving after miscarriage is an overdue change

Last night, MP Ginny Andersen's The Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill was drawn from the members ballot in Parliament. Kathryn Van Beek writes about why she pushed for this change, and why she hopes you'll support it.

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Apr 22, 2018

The loneliness of miscarriage

Twenty thousand women experience a miscarriage every year in New Zealand, a country failing to provide adequate medical and emotional care, writes Kathryn Van Beek.

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Feb 14, 2017

The latest threat to NZ's economy, according to Winston? Vegetarian sausages

Winston Peters is up in arms about fake meat products, accusing them of 'ripping off' names traditionally associated with the real thing. Instead of quibbling about labelling, why not seize the opportunity presented by non-meat alternatives, writes Kathryn van Beek.

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Feb 2, 2017

Cry me a river: Why the fuss over the Justice Ministry’s Justin Timberlake ‘scandal’ isn’t Justified

News that the Ministry of Justice spent $23,000 on five internal videos, including one featuring staff lip-synching to a Justin Timberlake hit, has caused the usual sputtering about wasteful government spending. Kathryn van Beek can’t stop the feeling that Timbergate isn't actually a story.

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