An interview with Christina Leung

Ms Christina Leung is currently a Principal Economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).  She has over fourteen years’ experience and has worked at ASB Bank and the Reserve Bank as a Senior Economic Analyst. She is a well-known economist, with her expert opinion appearing in the New Zealand Herald, TVNZ, and even The AM Show. When asked about her motivations for … Continue reading An interview with Christina Leung

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

I’m hesitant to characterise the performance of The Drowsy Chaperone I witnessed on Friday night as anything less than an experience — this is not just a musical which expects you to be a lazy audience member, who sits back and is absorbed purely by the degree of drama or flash of colours. Despite a deliciously raucous, immersive score and an array of finely sequinned … Continue reading THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Attention to our generation is similar to a drug. It’s intoxicating, tempting and addicting. We’ll do crazy and out of character things to gain just a fraction of it and those who have tons of it already; we couldn’t be more jealous. Throughout our youth, we are told time and time again to ‘express ourselves’ and to ‘say what’s on your mind’. In the long … Continue reading The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Did I Peak As A Child?

For the past few months or so I’ve been experiencing a strange falling sensation; like watching myself plunge through an endless sky in ultra-slow motion, there’s a deep, sinking feeling in my stomach which continues to get lower and lower, although never enough to hit the ground. It took me a while (along with one particularly lengthy, introspective, water-wasting shower) to realise that this powerless … Continue reading Did I Peak As A Child?