Culture

How Reece Campbell champions music, Tā Moko and reo Māori, in Australia

“Anything to do with our culture, I love seeing it.”

Why young gay men love posting their nudes on Twitter

Despite big changes to Twitter lately, one facet has remained resolute - gay dudes posting nudes.

Good strip club etiquette means you tip

Strippers tell us how you can get the most out of a fun night at a club.

High school students tell us how many hours they work

“The most hours I worked in a week would approximately be 47.”

Why NZ loves doing spots so much

“It appeals to the New Zealand DIY spirit."

The vital role of harvesting kai for hautapu

"Matariki serves as a unifying force, bringing people from all walks of life together."

‘No curries’: How Indian NZers experience racism from venues

“[It] constantly reminds you of the fact that you might be an outsider and that you don't fit in."

Pay secrecy is hurting Pacific and Asian women the most

Māori women can miss out on more $400K compared to Pākehā men over a 40-year working life.

The joy and pain Ōtautahi has brought a Pakistani family

“I started wearing the hijab because I felt proud showing that I was Muslim after 15th of March."

NZ’s first queer kids show: Why these characters need to be centre stage

This local show is making sure queer characters take centre stage as complex, relatable heroes.

Wellington is the first place in NZ to be 'friendly city' with Palestine

A friendly city is the step before a sister city.

I think I was drink spiked at Mama Hooch

But years of slut shaming kept me quiet.

A Palestinian whānau on land, sovereignty and Shortland Street.

"We are loud and we are proud to be Palestinian.”

‘We back our kaiako’: Why students say their teachers should be paid more

In this opinion piece, student Jessica Licht says it’s time the Government to listen to teachers.

We built an off-the-grid life but it took a lot of privilege

“I'm trying to do things now that are going to be helpful for our descendants in like 200 years"

Reclaiming our traditions by not using a surname

“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.

Off The Grid Week: What happens when you ditch the rat race

It sounds freeing. But what would it actually take?

Hawai’ians natives inspired to learn language by Māori

"If people do not use the Hawai’ian language, it will cease to exist."

Does Invercargill deserve the title of ‘NZ’s Shittest Town’?

“It kind of sucks here, but at least we’re not Gore.”

Brown Pride: The South Auckland gym ‘by the people, for the people’

Part of the gym's funding was facing the axe as part of Auckland City Council budget cuts.

Growing up Muslim in Southland

Faris shares what it's like being part of the world's southern-most Muslim community.

Scene of 1920 shooting becomes NZ’s first rainbow heritage listed building

“This is a really groundbreaking listing for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.”

This web tool replaces coronation news with Indigenous stories

“Our hapori is fatigued by royal gossip and I feel like we deserve the option to opt-out."

‘Hula is life’ Māori Prodigy take the stage at Merrie Monarch

“It’s a dance, it’s a song and it talks about who we are as Hawai’i”.

The challenges and joy Black women in NZ face when it comes to their hair

“I want to see the celebration and inclusion of black hair and its natural form."

Here are the strangest things people have left in Ubers around NZ

Chicken, cat flap doors, fish. You know, normal things to have with you on an Uber ride.

Celebrating Eid in NZ: Fashion, food and family

"Everyone wears the nicest clothes they have or they’ll buy new outfits or dress however they want."

1 in 3 drugs in NZ are not what you think they are

Why you should never assume you know what drug you’re taking.

'It's not about the food': Breaking your fast during Ramadan

“More than any other time of day, our connection with God is a lot higher during that time.”