Casting trans actors to play trans characters can change lives

Casting trans actors to play trans...

We talk to the cast and crew of Rūrangi about how positive trans representation can save lives.
For queer youth in NZ, homelessness is a real fear

For queer youth in NZ, homelessness is...

1 in 5 trans people in New Zealand have experienced homelessness. We look at why.
Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

A question posed on Instagram has sparked a conversation about racism in NZ schools.
Lockdown is over but agoraphobia means I'm still locked inside

Lockdown is over but agoraphobia means...

Katie Meadows writes about the pain of seeing others go outside while she is still locked in.
A majority of NZers say they will vote to keep weed illegal

A majority of NZers say they will vote...

A new poll says majority of NZers would vote against legalising weed.
What you need to know about giving prisoners back the vote

What you need to know about giving...

Parliament has passed a bill that gives prisoners back the vote. Here’s what you need to know.
Black Lives Matter: The biggest march in Wellington in a decade

Black Lives Matter: The biggest march...

“The future is hope. The future is change. The future is us.”
As attitudes shift, more wāhine are carrying moko kauae

As attitudes shift, more wāhine are...

More wāhine are carrying moko kauae as we work to dismantle the impacts of colonisation.
For six months, cops in NZ had guns - campaigners say it can't continue

For six months, cops in NZ had guns...

For six months, cops in New Zealand had guns. Campaigners say we can’t allow it to continue.
A Muslim journalist on the mental health impact of reporting on Islamophobia

A Muslim journalist on the mental...

"So much of our story, I think, has been told for us.”
New Zealanders tell us why they marched with the Black Lives Matter movement

New Zealanders tell us why they marched...

On June 1, New Zealanders marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here's why.
Sound Check: HIGH HØØPS on how NZ music can emerge stronger from Covid

Sound Check: HIGH HØØPS on how NZ music...

The music industry is suffering, but it might emerge from this pandemic stronger than before.
Sound Check: Randa rejects the productivity myth

Sound Check: Randa rejects the...

And they talk gender identity, and dealing with OCD before and during Covid.
Sound Check: Folk singer Holly Arrowsmith is rebuilding a housebus and her dreams

Sound Check: Folk singer Holly...

All of Holly's shows for the year are cancelled, so now she's turning an old bus into a house.
Sound Check: Indie-pop duo Imugi 이무기

Sound Check: Indie-pop duo Imugi 이무기

Yery and Carl tell us how they're looking after themselves as the music industry slows down.
How to rebuild a more sustainable New Zealand after Covid-19

How to rebuild a more sustainable New...

Lockdown has shown we can take bold action that would have previously been unthinkable.
Sound Check: Merk carries on

Sound Check: Merk carries on

We check in with artists who were on the verge of breakthroughs - before a global pandemic happened.
Explainer: Budget 2020 in the wake of Covid-19

Explainer: Budget 2020 in the wake of...

Here are the key points.
The things that stop us from returning to our homelands

The things that stop us from returning...

City girl Geneva shares reflections and regrets of visiting her kuia’s birthplace for the first time
‘We failed her’ - Young ACT vice president resigns after sexual harassment

‘We failed her’ - Young ACT vice...

The vice-president of Young ACT has resigned, saying she faced months of sexual harassment.
Checking in on Te Kao’s Far North Covid Checkpoint

Checking in on Te Kao’s Far North Covid...

How this remote town in the far, far north is keeping their community safe from Covid.
Our greatest leaders have always thought intergenerationally

Our greatest leaders have always...

On learning lessons from the visionaries who plant seeds for our mokopuna to harvest.
Restaurants are begging us not to order through delivery companies

Restaurants are begging us not to order...

Delivery companies can take such a high cut that it's not worth it to open at all.
The stories underneath the concrete

The stories underneath the concrete

Making an effort to learn about the history beneath our feet.
Small businesses tell us how we can support them during the pandemic

Small businesses tell us how we can...

How they are adapting during lockdown and what we can do to support them.
Kava groups are continuing online during lockdown

Kava groups are continuing online...

Kava groups have long depended on face-to-face connection. Now they're uncovering new possibilities.

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Third Culture Minds

A series exploring the mental health experiences of young New Zealanders of migrant and refugee backgrounds, hosted by Guled Mire.

Made with support from the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

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