Hendrix Hennessy-Ropiha

We can travel only a short way together

Ngāti Kahungunu & Ngāti Raukawa

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Bachelor of Design with Honours

We stood in the intersection and talked without opening our mouths. You appeared younger, like when we first met, surrounded by people who shared a closeness with you. It was strange, fading from a dream while realising that for now, this would be our final farewell.

‘We can travel only a short way together’ explores the underlying issues of taboo, restriction and invisibility when discussing suicide in New Zealand.

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