Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.
She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.
Children in care: Australia’s adoption challenge
11 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
A rethink of adoption would help thousands of children in foster care, among others, says a new report.
Ten books that changed my world
7 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.
For richer, for poorer: the difference marriage makes to family fortunes
4 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
If we care about the poor we ought to care about marriage.
Gay rights, privacy and the Apple CEO
31 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
Timothy Cook has stumped up as a gay icon. What will be the effect on other public figures?
When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
28 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.
Looking where Gaudi looked
20 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
The architectural genius behind the most extraordinary church in the world was the subject of a recent international congress.
A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage
10 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month.
Bakery owners face bankruptcy after a discrimination finding
9 Oct 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
Lesbian customers won't accept "sorry, no" to their wedding cake order.
Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
18 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |
The missing link in the child poverty debate.
Abuse is a social, not just a legal problem
9 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |
Identifying offenders is all very well, but isn’t it time to make some social changes?
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