Sarah Paterson-Hamlin

Sarah Paterson-Hamlin is the operations manager of the UpsideDowns Education Trust, a writer, and mother of one. She is originally from Dunedin where she went to university and worked at the Otago Museum before travelling to Scotland where she gained a PhD in literature from the University of Glasgow.

Dec 4, 2020

The super Spinoff ethical Christmas gift guide 2020

Local, ethical, sustainable, socially conscious and charitable gift ideas to satisfy all kinds of family members and budgets.

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Dec 7, 2019

How to give ethically this Christmas without buying a goat: 2019 edition

Following the raging success of the 2018 non-goat ethical Christmas gift guide, here for you today - responsibly wrapped in reusable gift wrap - is the 2019 list of ethical, sustainable, socially conscious, or charitable gift ideas to satisfy all kinds of family members and budgets.

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May 31, 2019

Can you turn your tropical fish fetish into a charity, and other pressing questions

Should a convicted murderer be allowed to help run a charity? Can you start a charity to support your addiction?

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Nov 30, 2018

How to give ethically this Christmas (without giving someone a goat)

If you want to do gift-giving without hurting the world this Christmas, we have just the guide for you.

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Nov 1, 2018

Meghan and Harry seem nice. But why the hell are NZ taxpayers paying their bills?

Should we really be coughing up hundreds of thousands on this royal pageant?

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Aug 3, 2018

When Chris Warner speaks, New Zealanders with Down Syndrome hear it

Anyone debating the controversy around Shortland Street need to remember those with Downs are not some abstraction but real and important people

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Apr 24, 2018

A new ad starring a top NZ rugby player reveals a stark double standard

Rebecca Wood is a force of nature in a striking new Rebel Sport commercial. But ‘how many lives you live is up to you’? Nah, not for female rugby players.

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