We've rounded up our ten most popular videos you can binge when you need a break from the sun, the family conspiracy theorist, or just recharge your batteries. 

'All the girls are your cousins': life as a teen in the Far North

“When I look for girls I go to Dr Google. Gotta make sure we're not close as cousins.”

The Hokianga is a small group of towns on the west coast of Northland. Josh and Billy, both 14, show us what it’s like growing up there.

I’m intersex and I wish doctors left my body alone

When Mikayla Cahill was 23 she had her testes surgically removed. She is one of many intersex people who have been operated on so their bodies fit binary ideas of what male or female bodies “should” be like. 

But Mikayla felt proud and healthier with her testes, and is now questioning why she couldn't live her life with them intact. But more than anything, she wants to know why doctors told her to keep her intersex condition a secret, and why she was left feeling like she was the only person like her who existed.

Auckland’s underground street music scene: cars, loud speakers and late-night sound battles

“To settle the fighting, we battle - see who’s louder.”

Young and A Siren King looks into the underground Auckland street scene where people blast loud music from specially-mounted speakers on bikes and cars. We met some of the siren leaders, and find out why the unique combination of beats, pride and community is bridging gang divides.

Rangatahi react to eating kānga pirau (rotten corn) for the first time

“It looks like porridge but it doesn’t smell like it!”

Before your standard fridge-freezer was around, traditional food preservation methods were important in preventing spoilage and increasing food supply. When corn came to the shores of Aotearoa, our tīpuna utilised ways of preserving and preparing it and one method was kānga pirau, also known as rotten corn. We can’t say too many kai these days have the word “rotten” in it, so we have to give a big mihi to those that tried it. Maybe next time we’ll add more cream and brown sugar.
Meet the 19-year-old who's the fastest person in Australasia | The Outliers
At 19, Eddie Osei-Nketia is the fastest person in Australasia. In 2019, he chose to run for New Zealand over Australia. 

In 2020, he set his sights on breaking the New Zealand 100m record, currently held by his father.

From boys to men: Rights of passage | One For The Boys | Ep 5

In the last episode of One For The Boys, we decided to do things a little differently. We went to Raglan for Poutama Rites of Passage, a five-day ritual for young men immersed in Te Ao Māori. We follow Jack and Izak, both 14, as they open up about the difficulties they’ve had with their own fathers, and how that impacts what being a man is for them.

Growing up trans in rural NZ: My first school ball

“When I was three years old my aunty asked me what I want to be when I grow up. I said a girl. I’ve always known who I am.”

Meet Phoenix. She’s a 15-year-old trans girl from Ruakākā, a small town 30 minutes south of Whangārei. We followed her in the week leading up to her first school ball.

How to make a dish using rescued fish heads

Fish heads are delicious, trust us, but fisheries throw them away because most New Zealanders only eat the fillet. This means 70% of fish ends up in landfill.

Māori and Asian New Zealanders know fish heads and wings are delicious. Kirsty and Carlos showed us how to make the most of that 70% of the fish that usually goes to waste.

How an Indian-Māori whānau balance between their cultures | Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

“Indian person running the marae - some people they make a laugh of it.”

Arriving from Fiji, newly-wed Halima Stewart headed straight to Tapu Te Ranga Marae where she raised three kids with husband Bruce. Halima and her two youngest, Hirini and Kirihia, talk about balancing between their Māori and Indian heritage, and reflect on their marae that burned down in 2019.

'35’ by Ka Hao feat Rob Ruha: meet the East Coast rangatahi behind the song

Was there a better song to get us through 2021? NO!

Gracie Kopua and Kaea Hills from Ka Hao, the group behind the '35', sat down to talk about how they made arguably the best record of the year.