Victoria Crockford

Victoria Crockford is an Arrowtown-based researcher, writer and analyst. She lives with her partner, daughter and a sheep dog that is probably smarter than her. Find her online at coronetwordsmith.wordpress.com

Business
Nov 15, 2017

Going it alone: Is job flexibility actually job insecurity?

Is the freelance dream souring? Victoria Crockford finds insecurity abounds inside the gig economy, and argues we need to make sure rights are not lost with the rise of flexible work.

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Parents
Oct 12, 2017

We used to worship our mothers - where has all that love gone?

Victoria Crockford reflects on the way society has changed its view of our collective mothers and each other, and how that impacts all of society.

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Business
Sep 16, 2017

Social enterprise: trendy movement or real change?

Social enterprise – entrepreneurship that combines business nous with ethical aims – is on the rise. But is it anything more than a placebo effect that makes consumers momentarily feel good? Victoria Crockford finds if you want to remain relevant in 2017, you need to show your social credentials.

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Society
Jul 20, 2017

How one iwi is finding its own way out of the housing crisis

'If you create the community, then great things will come from it.' In Hawke's Bay, a papa kāinga – or community housing development – is providing a blueprint for social housing provision in New Zealand.

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Parents
May 25, 2017

When love aint enough: Are we about to lose another rural maternity centre?

Lumsden Maternity Centre in rural Southland, where Bill English was born, is in imminent danger of closure. Southerner Victoria Crockford explains why it would be a devastating loss for the community.

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Parents
Dec 13, 2016

Like having your baby at Nana’s house, but with drugs: a love letter to rural maternity units

There are plenty of drawbacks to living in the back of beyond, but for expectant mothers, at least, there's one big plus: the rural maternity unit. Southlander Victoria Crockford explains why giving birth in one is a 'privilege and a pleasure' - and why their continued existence is under threat.

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