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For cultures hit by earlier pandemics, memory cues instinct to panic early

For cultures hit by earlier pandemics, memory cues instinct to panic early

July 7, 2020

The lockdown has reignited a lingering legacy of trauma for some, and laid down a new template for others, writes Connor Amor-Bendall for our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip.

Life without a safety net: a student’s story

Life without a safety net: a student’s story

July 4, 2020

The pandemic has raised unique challenges for Australia’s international students, trapping some young people such as Teri Li in an economic and psychological spiral, writes Yuhan Zhang for our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip.

Pandemic reveals a Chinese migrant's neighbours at their best and worst

Pandemic reveals a Chinese migrant’s neighbours at their best and worst

July 1, 2020

The racial slurs that began appearing on his social media feed dismayed Felix, owner a long-established Chinese restaurant on Clayton Road. But he says the pandemic has also delivered some quiet blessings. Duolin Li continues our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip

Dr Rosie Gibson of Massey Wellington’s Sleep/Wake Research Clinic

Having Covid dreams? You’re not alone

July 1, 2020

Many people reported having unsettling dreams surrounding family members getting sick and being separated from loved ones, or strange dreams that make little sense.

A recipe for surviving a pandemic: luck, timing and reinvention

A recipe for surviving a pandemic: luck, timing and reinvention

June 29, 2020

When the coronavirus lockdown closed his beloved restaurant to diners, Michael Samsir had to use his ingenuity and build new connections to survive, writes Rosalee Kiely, continuing our special series Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip.

How young Greeks are bringing generations of worshipers together with the click of a button

How young Greeks are bringing generations of worshipers together with the click of a button

June 27, 2020

Social distancing laws have brought the young and old of Clayton’s Greek orthodox community closer than ever before. Latest in our special series ‘Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip’.

One stubby in four hours: how trade dried up for one small bottle shop

One stubby in four hours: how trade dried up for one small bottle shop

June 26, 2020

With sales down and bills mounting, there are fears it may be last drinks for some independent liquor stores unless loyal customers step in to help. Continuing our new series ‘Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip’.

Seventy days and counting: Surviving lockdown on a suburban shopping strip

Seventy days and counting: Surviving lockdown on a suburban shopping strip

June 25, 2020

Through the height of the coronavirus lockdown, a team of our reporters has been virtually knee-deep in one suburban shopping strip capturing stories of heartbreak and hope. Today we launch our series 'Clayton 3168: Lockdown on the strip'.

Opening the door to Pacific environmental  and climate change collaborations.

EJN teams up with PMC on new climate project

June 23, 2020

In an innovative new development, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will partner with the Pacific...

Emergency or conservancy? Grappling with the charged language of activism

Emergency or conservancy? Grappling with the charged language of activism

June 22, 2020

As the warnings of scientists grow increasingly urgent, campaigners on the ground struggle to find language that will unite communities fractured by years of climate wars. Continuing our series Future Forecast.

On the land and staring down the barrel of climate change

On the land and staring down the barrel of climate change

June 18, 2020

Farmers are at the front line of a changing planet, but there's still some resistance to the 'C' words and scientists tread carefully. Latest in our series on regional responses to climate change.

Future Forecast: Counting the costs of rising tides on a precious, vulnerable coast

Future Forecast: Counting the costs of rising tides on a precious, vulnerable coast

June 17, 2020

Victoria’s south-west coast is a treasured but vulnerable haven for humans and creatures. Defending it as sea levels rise is an increasingly urgent local concern. The latest in our special series looking at regional responses to climate change.

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