Editors Letter - Issue 1

February 24, 2019

 

Hi! I’m Ben, the new editor of Debate.

 

This is the second time I’ve sat down and attempted to write this editorial. The first time I fled the Debate office in the hopes of finding inspiration in Albert Park only to confidently return to the office covered in the largest ants and what looked like sticky dog hair. Now, I finally feel ready to smash this out.


Putting Issue 1 of Debate together has been fun but this message is the one thing that has consistently been pushed aside and put off.

 

If this was an episode of ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’, then my half finished editorial would be the thing that I would thank tenderly only to boot it out the door. If writing this editorial was a feeling, it would be the one you get when your headphones snag on the door and almost tear your ears off.

 

But it’s not something I’ve been able to tidy up and forget about and it’s actually not something that can hurt me. Sometimes starting things is just really hard.

 

When it comes to starting new things, we’ve got you covered with this issue. Near the middle you can find Larissa Howie’s great little guide on going from your first year of uni to your second. It should actually be pretty useful if you’re new to uni in general.

 

Further through the magazine, Emily Wilton looks into the dangers of obsessing over new year’s resolutions. Comparing our successes to those of others too often leads to feelings of inadequacy. This is worth a read.

 

Looking to the front of the magazine, check out the message from Dharyin Colbert, the President of AUTSA. You’ll be hearing from him throughout the year and he’ll have lots of pearls of wisdom worth noting.

 

Oh, and it wouldn’t be the O Week issue without us making sure you’re up to speed with what’s happening on your respective AUT campus.

 

Talk soon!

Ben

 

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Hi! Ko Ben ahau, te kaiwhakahaere hou o Debate.

 

Koinei te wā tuarua kua noho ahau, ka ngana ki te tuhi i tēnei tuhinga. I te wā tuatahi i rere  ahau i te Debate tari i roto i ngā tumanako o te kimi i te ranga wairua i roto i Albert Park, noa iho ki te hoki maia mai ki te tari hipokitia i ngā pōpokorua tino nui me  te mea āhua nei he hāpiapia  makawe kuri. Ināianaei, i te mutunga kua reri ahau ki te tukituki i tēnei.

 

Ki te whakaputa 1 o Debate raua tahi he harikoa ēngari ko tēnei karere ko te mea kotahi kua akiakihia, kua whakakorehia.

 

Mehemea he wāhanga tēnei o te 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo', ana ko taku tuhinga haurua  whakaoti  te mea e pai ai ahau ki te pana ki waho  i te tatau. Mehemea te tuhi i tēnei tuhinga he ähuatanga hinengaro, koinei te mea e whiwhi ana koe i te wāhi  e mau ai ō pouakaoro ki runga i te tatau, me te tata te haea  ō taringa.

 

Ēngari ehara i te mea kua taea e ahau te whakapai ake me te wareware, ā ehara i te mea e whakamamae ana i ahau. I ētahi wā ka tino uaua ki te timata ngā mea. 

 

I te wā i  te timata  ngā mea hou, kua hipokina  e mātou koe i tēnei tuhinga. Tata ki waenganui ka taea e koe te kite i te aratohu iti a Larissa Howie i runga i te haere mai i tō tau tuatahi o uni ki tō tau tuarua. Ka tino whai hua mehemea he hou koe ki uni i te nuinga.

 

I roto i te pukapuka, ka titiro a Emily Wilton ki ngā tana mate o te wawata i ngā whakataunga hou o te tau. Ko te whakataurite i ō tātou angitu ki ētahi atu ka puta te āhua  o  te kore mana. He pai tēnei ki te pānui.

 

Titiro ki  mua o te pukapuka, āta tirohia te karere mai i Dharyin Colbert, te Perehitini o AUTSA. Ka rongo koe i a ia puta noa i te tau, a he maha ngā peara o te whakāro nui hei tohu.

 

Aue, ā ehara i te mea ko te Wiki O tuhinga kaore mātou e whakamōhio ia koe tere tonu ki ngā mea e mahia ana i runga i tō AUT kura.

 

Kōrero wawe!

 

Ben

 

 

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