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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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New Pilgrims See Opportunity

BY TRENT HILES
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Local artist and community activist Trent Hiles instroduces past, present and future community art initiatives, in Habour Basin, Lyttelton, New Zealand.

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Complimentary Currency

BY TIM TAYLOR
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Tim Taylor talks about the benefits and reward of complimentary currency and the negative side effect of national currency. Complimentary currency is a voucher meant to be used as a complement to another at a local level.

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The Supper Club Project

BY JUSTYN STROTHER
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

“Open up the doors, cook, let strangers come — this is the only way we can ward off ruin.”

Justin Strother tells a story of moving to the bottom of the world. She speaks about her journey to find a place to live in the little town of Lyttleton, New Zealand and her food and warmth-filled path to finding a cure to loneliness.

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Cake for Greatness

BY RUSHANI BOWMAN
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Rushani Bowman shows kindness to her friends and community by baking them cakes. She is making  the world a better place one cake at a time. 

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A Chosen Future

BY MARGARET JEFFERIES
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Margaret Jefferies speaks how everything in the world is interconnected to each other. Every negative or positive choices can change our world in a very influential way. She explores a way to positively change the world through our communities.

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The Positive Food Dream: Now a Reality

BY GIULIO STURLA
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Giulio Sturla, a chef of Roots Restaurant, in Lyttelton, New Zealand, talks about the connection between nature and food. By understanding nature better, people will get a greater understand and appreciation for food. 

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People living a life they love- a journey to finding a home and self-expression

BY LAUREN BLISS MERRITT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Lauren Merritt explains that we shouldn't focus on fixing things. Through her inspiring experience in Central Africa and in her home, she learned that we should just do what we love and others will follow

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Universal Grey Matter

BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.”

Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. She draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 27, 2015.

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The afterlife of the utilitarian I: ways and meads [sic]

BY JOHN CLEMENS
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Botanic Gardens curator John Clemens muses over the past, present and future lives of the paths we walk. As John explores the foot paths of Gardens and parks, he contemplate the meaning behind them. 

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Falling through the rabbit hole

BY JOHNNY GIBSON
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Festival director Johnny Gibson talks about how creating events is about making a full immersive temproary experience, not unlike entering into an alternative world... 

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Modern Living

BY SOPHIE BANNAN
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Fne arts masters student Sophie Bannan recreates the Modern Living architecture tour of 1969 in 2014, a tour of modernist residental architecture. Her inspiring tour tells the stories and architecure of many historical houses. 

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