“Why Aotearoa New Zealand’s early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status” Stuff Online Article

"Why Aotearoa New Zealand's early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status" Stuff Online

"OPINION: Aotearoa New Zealand likes to think it punches above its weight internationally, but there is one area where we are conspicuously falling behind — the number of sites recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. ... "


This article by Alexander Gillespie, Professor of Law at the University of Waikato and Valmaine Toki, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Waikato appeared in the "The Conversation" under a Creative Commons License.


The Mystery Of Mrs Muir (Stuff Online)

" ... Mrs Muir holds an important place in New Zealand netball history. She was the first coach of the Silver Ferns, guiding the national netball side in four tests against Australia. She was also a member of the original executive that established Netball NZ (then the NZ Basketball Association) in 1924, going on to serve as president from 1932-1949. 

Yet, no one even knew her first name. ... "


(The story of Mrs Muir is a social history as well as one of our built past of which you cannot separate the two.)