Nadine Millar

Nadine Millar (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has a background in journalism, education policy and kaupapa Māori research. Her essays explore themes of identity, biculturalism, politics and parenting.

Ātea
Nov 26, 2017

'Pākehā place names come and go. Māori names endure.'

Nadine Millar writes a love letter to her beloved Porirua, and asks 'What's in a name?'

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Society
Jun 1, 2017

It shouldn't be a debate: Our schools need to stop prioritising Pākehā values by default

A high school debate tournament highlighted the unconscious Euro-centric bias at the heart of the New Zealand education system, writes Nadine Millar.

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Society
Apr 23, 2017

How one approach to learning Māori conquers the shame factor

I only started studying te reo at Te Ataarangi this year, but I knew straight away that there was something different about it – and not just the fact that we use cuisenaire rods instead of pen and paper, writes Nadine Millar.

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Parents
Mar 28, 2017

Love at First Sight? When you don’t feel what you’re supposed to feel at your baby’s birth

What happens when your baby is born and you don’t feel anything? Nadine Millar shares her story of waiting for the feelings to come.

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Parents
Nov 22, 2016

‘I didn’t know who was failing – me or him’: On having a child who can’t read

Nadine Millar's son Cormac has loved books all his life – but for a long time he just couldn't (or wouldn't) read them. She explains why this wasn't as terrible as it first seemed, and tells the story of how Cormac finally learned to read.

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