Peter McKenzie

Peter McKenzie is a Law, Politics and Mandarin student at Victoria University of Wellington.

Society
May 11, 2020

How do you strike for the climate when everyone's stuck at home?

With the coronavirus putting a halt to in-person gatherings, climate activists need to get creative to keep up the momentum from last year's hugely successful strikes.

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Society
Apr 27, 2020

Alert level 420: Weed dealers on how they're operating in lockdown

Surging demand, sky-high prices and hand sanitiser galore.

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Politics
Sep 30, 2019

The climate strike smashed it for scale. But is it all too ... polite?

The groundswell of protesters across NZ on Friday is reason for optimism. But if results don’t follow, the calls for more direct action that confronts the status quo will grow.

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Ātea
Aug 1, 2019

How art and technology mobilised an army of support for Ihumātao

One thing that has set the fight for Ihumātao apart is the confidence with which multi-media digital communication has been deployed to spread the message far and wide.

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Politics
Jun 7, 2019

Echoing Chlöe Swarbrick, a ‘youthquake’ rumbles through Wellington’s political scene

The president of the Vic Uni students association is leading a 'youthquake' as five leaders in their 20s try to follow Chlöe Swarbrick into the halls of power, writes Peter McKenzie.

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Society
Nov 25, 2018

I was a coddled university student. And then I joined the Army Reserves.

With NZ Army numbers dwindling, recent recruit Peter McKenzie looks back on his time in basic training.

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