Diversity New Zealand Limited and Philip Patston

Leading new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

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Society is changing more and more quickly. Cultures are becoming more and more intermingled; gender and sexual identity have never been binary but are now far more openly fluid; and the complexity of our ability to function is increasing as we live longer due to technological and medical advancement. We need new ways to think…


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DPSN: Model Madeline Stuart – breaking down barriers in the fashion industry

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Most of the time, when we think of the world of TV, movies or fashion, we think of impossible beauty standards, mass-produced people who fit into…

31 August 2015

DPSN: Disability and Management

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Every second month Anna shares her musings, personal insights, and observations of our diverse lives. Can having an impairment be compared to managing a team? ?…

24 August 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: How the forces of the arts, media and culture influence and shape our thinking and our national identity

Our thinking and national identity is pretty much defined by a big blob of white middle-class culture surrounded by a few odd bits.

21 August 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: The price of a prisoner’s life — $150,000 for Serco

But we know that most people in prisons made bad decisions, broke stupid rules, were struggling to survive and were hurt as much if not more than the people they hurt. For our Government to value their lives at $150 grand? That, in my mind, is a crime far, far worse.

18 August 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: Cancer — what’s the problem?

We’ve almost come to take cancer for granted — even accept it as fate. We see it as this mysterious medical problem that’s suddenly become pandemic, at least in the western world. Meanwhile, friends tell me other life-threatening conditions like heart failure are decreasing.

17 August 2015

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