Culture

You can blame your bad behaviour on childhood friends, science says

They can even help determine what your beliefs and morals are.

How to start talking about money: Girls That Invest's Simran Kaur

"The most interesting thing about money is the absolute peace of mind it brings to your life."

Welcome to Money Week

News Editor Mandy Te outlines our money coverage.

86% of people are tricked by this optical illusion, are you?

It's black and blue to me. Wait, wrong one.

Inside the South Auckland fashion show celebrating Pasifika style

"Fashion is being yourself [and] depending on the context, it can be whatever you want it to be."

Lip fillers are becoming more common in NZ. What’s the impact?

The rise in popularity also reflects a more chilled out attitude towards cosmetic procedures. 

Inside the club night that’s elevating fashion in Auckland

This Africa Day, we revisit our night at the best party in town.

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."

Parents are the fifth biggest home loan lenders in New Zealand

Parents are dishing out $22.6 billion in loans to adult children, according to Consumer NZ.

New bilingual traffic signs for schools

2000 schools across Aotearoa will eventually have school traffic signs signs in te reo and English.

ARISE head pastor 'steps aside' after claims of mistreating interns

Head pastor John Cameron "has voluntarily stepped aside from his pastoral duties".

Opinion: Why I am still a Christian

When I was a kid, I never doubted. Recently, I have found myself far more comfortable with it.

Opinion: How I practise Hinduism

"I have called myself a Hindu my entire life without having read any religious scriptures. "

How Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, became demonised

Once seen as protectors, Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, were considered powerful female deities. 

Welcome to Belief Week

Re: News Editor Mandy Te outlines our coverage and shares what belief means for some people.

I painted a church pink in Greymouth: 'A house of queer worship'

"Why not turn everything you can into a sculpture? Go forth and be silly."

Being alive is expensive: a guide on how to save money

Elena McIntyre-Reet demands to know why everything is so goddamn expensive.

The long-awaited Aotearoa history curriculum launches today

History class is about to become a whole lot more relevant.

Euphoria: Representation or romanticisation

Euphoria dares to tell the stories many shows would never touch. Is that a good thing?

Shit that doesn’t matter when you enter the workforce

A guide to the lies we’ve been told about being an acceptable adult.

‘Half little shit and half quite meaningful’: How I exercise my tino rangatiratanga

My tino rangatiratanga often looks like I'm desensitising myself in the face of adversity.

How your 2022 will go according to your Chinese zodiac

What does your 2022 have in store? Check out our Chinese Zodiac guide illustrated by artist Grace Li.

 

Grace Li (17 years old, Auckland) is New Zealand…

As a second-generation Asian NZer, I have no idea how to celebrate Lunar New Year

Rebecca Zhong reflects on bite-sized noodles and intergenerational differences.

Celebrating Lunar New Year without your family sucks

But it's not all doom and gloom, Sidney Wong writes.

Five summer events still going ahead at Red

Events can still go ahead with My Vaccine Pass requirements and a 100 person limit.

No wage subsidy for artists during red: 'Frightening and stressful'

Now that Aotearoa is in the Red traffic light setting, the arts industry has come to a grinding halt with events of more than 100 people…

Group exposing allegations of abuse in the music industry threatened with legal action

Beneath The Glass Ceiling has been told to delete their entire Instagram account or else face court.

100 years of New Zealand summer: In photos

To celebrate the arrival of summer after the weird year we’ve had, Re: has dug through library archives to find a collection of photographs that capture…

Festivals, concerts and gigs: What’s on in NZ this summer

While your dreams of sun-soaked moshing at R&V may be ruined because of Covid-19, that doesn't mean there aren't other places to have a good time…