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Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS -

This is the Can­vas fam­ily is­sue. As we were pre­par­ing to send the mag­a­zine to the printer, we heard the news that Eva McGauley died on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18, aged 18.

Eva shared her story with Can­vas in De­cem­ber 2016. Back then, fac­ing a ter­mi­nal di­ag­no­sis, she said: “I de­cided I wanted to help as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble. Like, to do what I al­ways planned to do. But just re­ally fast.” Her­ald read­ers opened their hearts to Eva, do­nat­ing thou­sands to her fundrais­ing cam­paign for a sex­ual abuse as­sis­tance pro­gramme. Her ad­vo­cacy work has con­tin­ued with Eva’s Wish, which she de­scribed as “a plat­form for young peo­ple to be­come suc­cess­ful ac­tivists and to be able to cre­ate change in the ar­eas they are most pas­sion­ate about”.

We are all bet­ter peo­ple when we view the world as a fam­ily.

Eva McGauley. Manawa pi­ha­rau. De­ter­mined un­til the end.

The spec­tac­u­lar cover art is by Auck­land artist Daniel Tip­pet, cre­ated for this is­sue, de­pict­ing Kim Knight’s cover story.

SARAH DANIELL sarah. [email protected] nzher­ald. co. nz

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