Published in Overland Issue Aotearoa online · Uncategorized The Aotearoa nonfiction issue Giovanni Tiso This digital collection complements the special Aotearoa issue of Overland and is a testament to the response that our call for submissions received. These four essays shouldn’t be regarded as the ‘next best’, but rather as other directions in which the print issue could have gone, and which our writers wanted to explore. In the issue, campaigner Murdoch Stephens writes on the comparative politics on refugees in New Zealand and Australia; union organiser Megan Clayton describes the often paradoxical experience of university workers dealing with the ominous ‘change process’; journalist Naomi Arnold reports on the conditions of New Zealanders living and working in Australia without the expectation of social safety nets or full citizenship; and writer David Young examines the prospects for environmental stewardship and Indigenous values against the pressures of capital and globalisation. It is the breadth of themes and concerns that makes these essays integral to the overall project, and further evidence that the kind of writing that Overland seeks to locate and support articulates an urgently felt need for critical engagement, discussion and resistance. This need is felt on this side of the Tasman, too. Read the issue ‘Looking west’ – Naomi Arnold ‘The global university’ – Megan Clayton ‘The deep silence of the Pacific’ – Murdoch Stephens ‘Cloud nine on the Manawatu’ – David Young Giovanni Tiso Giovanni Tiso is an Italian writer and translator based in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the editor of Overland’s online magazine. He tweets as @gtiso. More by Giovanni Tiso › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 28 September 202328 September 2023 · Cartoons Ban cars from the city Sam Wallman Sam Wallman makes the case for closing the streets off one by one. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 27 September 2023 · Sport When the sport circus comes on Country Jenny Fraser The next huckster in the carnival of sport is the upcoming 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games. If we want aspects of it to be in line with Aboriginal protocol, we need action from across the four winds of the world. If it’s not done right we need solidarity and protest just the same. We are each other’s safety net in this theatre of sport. As a senior Aboriginal woman activist once told me, ‘we are all only as good as we negotiate’.