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Naked in Nuhaka: Enter the Matrix

Friday, 2 May 2003, 7:56 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

ONE OF THE SADDEST stories that came out of the Bali Bombing involved Sonic the Hedgehog. An article in the Sun-Herald last year reported how one of the victims of the terrible tragedy had a unique tattoo (1): More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: Hunkering Down

Friday, 28 March 2003, 9:42 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

OVER THE PAST WEEK I've been thinking a lot about what my first column would be like since Gulf War II broke out. I was out here in Nuhaka the day the proverbial hit the fan. Stopping at home briefly on the way out to Mahia to do a site visit, I flicked ... More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: Hamburgers and French Fries

Friday, 14 March 2003, 8:54 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

Kia Ora, This is Naked in Nuhaka, a regular column exploring issues of identity, culture and place in Aotearoa NZ in the 21st Century. Views expressed in the column are my own and not necessarily those of any other organisations or individuals. Correspondence ... More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: Identity Crisis

Friday, 28 February 2003, 8:43 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

"Can you please refer no longer to the likes of Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth and the rest of the ex-Team NZ defectors as NZers -- they are now Swiss. Let's strip them of any references to being Kiwis because as far as I'm concerned they lost that ... More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: Wairoa Star

Friday, 21 February 2003, 9:45 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

Well, another summer has passed on the sunny east coast, though frankly I find it difficult to ascertain whether its all about to end or its actually just beginning. More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: The Sentient Islands

Friday, 13 December 2002, 9:13 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist (1901-1978) More >>

Naked in Nuhaka: Tipping Point

Friday, 29 November 2002, 8:52 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

I've only ever seen a dead whale once before, in Opoutama when I was a young boy. Somewhere stashed in my Dad's photo collection is a shot of me standing beside the morose, dead corpse of a much smaller whale, about 12 feet long with dried-out dark ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka 9: Think, Discover, Be!

Friday, 22 November 2002, 8:14 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

Having followed the discussions around "Kaupapa Wairoa: Think, Discover, Be!", I feel it important to add my "10 cents worth" and, by way of explanation, give some more details on the proposed branding for Wairoa. More >>

Naked in Nuhaka 8: The Cutoff Falls

Friday, 15 November 2002, 9:47 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

I provide this week a short story. Something I wrote back in San Francisco, thinking about where those elusive spiritual portals might be here in Aotearoa. Enjoy. More >>

Naked In Nuhaka 7: The Art Of The Urban Hike

Friday, 1 November 2002, 8:30 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

One of the things I have been obstinately pursuing in my new life back in Aotearoa is the Art of the Urban Hike. In San Francisco, you can walk for miles in the city, constantly intrigued by street life and stirring vistas at every turn. San Francisco ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka: Bay Day

Friday, 25 October 2002, 12:17 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

This is Naked in Nuhaka, a weekly rant on identity in NZ in the 21st Century. Today is HB Anniversary Day, so I'm taking a "Bay Day" and not writing a "full-on" column this week. Instead, here's something on a quite different tangent to keep ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka: God Defend Australia

Friday, 18 October 2002, 8:48 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

When I was a young boy, living here in Nuhaka in the 1970s, I remember long hot summer days where an odd dry twitch would permeate the air. The cicadas would sing, and we’d laze around bathed in the warm golden glow of fading summer evenings. Then we’d ... More >>

Kaupapa Wairoa leading the way

Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 12:35 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

As some of you may already know, the people of Wairoa are currently looking to lead the way by becoming the first district in the nation of Aotearoa New Zealand to brand itself with a Maori identity: "KAUPAPA WAIROA!". "Kaupapa" means "All About Wairoa", ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka: Alien Feelings Rise In Godzone

Friday, 11 October 2002, 9:37 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

Today I waited in a queue at a Gisborne bank. There were five people ahead of me. Three were Maori, Two were Pacific Islanders, both the tellers were Maori and the manager sat in her office - a Maori. The sixth person in the queue was me - a third ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka 4: New Zealand Uber Alles

Friday, 4 October 2002, 9:08 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

As California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedy's is to the USA, There is No Depression in NZ by Blam Blam Blam is to the music fans of Aotearoa. Both songs are angry and aggressive ravings against the machinations of a state keen to meme-drug (1) the ... More >>

Naked In Nuhaka 3: Kahungunu The Movie

Friday, 27 September 2002, 8:43 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2002: To wrestling fans, he's known simply as "The Rock" but 30-year-old Dave Johnson is making his way from the wrestling ring to the silver screen. Today, The Rock continued this success by signing on to a multi-studio ... More >>

Springtime in "The Bay" area

Friday, 20 September 2002, 9:06 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

One of the strangest parts of trans-hemispheric migration is doing the season slip. Having moved to New Zealand (NZ) last December, the last time I experienced Springtime was back in March/April 2001, distant memories of a year and a half ago. Springtime ... More >>

Leo Koziol: Naked in Nuhaka

Tuesday, 10 September 2002, 11:14 am | Leo Koziol - Naked in Nuhaka

This is the first edition of Naked in Nuhaka, launching a weekly/fortnightly column exploring issues of identity and culture in Aotearoa NZ in the 21st Century. More >>