Let’s catch up (but actually not) I’ve lost count of how many times I was about to start writing this. I’ve thought, chill out, this happens, move on, he’s just not into you, it’s not meant to be blah blah blah… But enough is enough.
Aotearoa stands together. Like everyone in New Zealand, I was horrifi ed by the events in Christchurch last Friday. It was undoubtedly one of Aotearoa’s darkest days. In today’s world of instant communication and round-the-clock news, we’re used to seeing and hearing about horrible acts of violence overseas. And while intellectually, we all know that nowhere is immune to the black stain of terrorism, I, probably like you, had convinced myself that we were safe. Tucked away at the bottom of the world with a small, socially progressive population, I felt like we were unlikely to ever experience the horror of mass murder on this scale. I was so wrong.