Confessions of a comic book geek Confessions of a comic book geek

Confessions of a comic book geek

  • October 11, 2017 3:03 pm
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If Shane Thompson hadn’t been a kid who loved comics, he wouldn’t have been doing what he’s doing now. Shane talks to Ingenio editor, Judy Wilford.

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Should voting be compulsory in New Zealand? Should voting be compulsory in New Zealand?

Should voting be compulsory in New Zealand?

We asked this question of two expert academics in politics, and a postgraduate student who has been working through the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship on developing a solution for getting people more engaged in politics.

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Tour of duty Tour of duty

Tour of duty

  • October 11, 2017 2:22 pm
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Alumna Lieutenant Colonel Esther Harrop speaks with Sharon Stephenson about her life with the NZ Army and her recent experiences in a country torn by war.

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Cracking the autism code Cracking the autism code

Cracking the autism code

Dr Jessie Jacobsen and the Minds for Minds team at the University of Auckland have already made internationally significant discoveries in the area of genetic sequencing to isolate the causes of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Julianne Evans reports.

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A Better Ending

A Better Ending

Author Amanda Lyne talks about her debut novel, A Better Ending.

Oct 12, 2017 10:59

Levelling the playing field

Levelling the playing field

“People are not what you think, they’re what they think,” says Jackie Ede, with one of her wry smiles. She smiles, and laughs, a lot.

Oct 12, 2017 15:11

Education in times of conflict

Education in times of conflict

According to the 2017 Global Peace Index, the world is less peaceful now than it was a decade ago.

Oct 12, 2017 15:16

Current issue

Current issue

Download the Spring 2017 issue of Ingenio as a PDF document.

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