Culture

How Māori tangihanga work

Should you take flowers? Do you wear black? And how many days does a tangi go for?

To live as other children live

Caitlin McGee reflects on the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict in the latest issue of The Review.

Why this professional wrestler decided to become a playwright

“It’s a tribute to rural Māori kids who grew up on professional wrestling in the 90s.”

When your Asian parents won’t let you date until marriage

“No one lives a better double life than the oldest daughter of an Asian family.”

Long live the flat party

Experienced party hosts tell Re: News what it takes to throw a flat party and what makes them great.

My greatest fear is we become the generation that loses Niuean language

Only 11% of NZ-Niueans speak the language. This is why I’m fighting for it.

How to make sense of what’s going on in Gaza

The violence over the past two weeks is the result of decades of tension over the disputed region.

A love letter to the Pacific heart of Central Auckland

Director Litia and producers Torisse and Ursula reflect on the journey of making STILL HERE S2.

NZ women tell us how France’s abaya ban makes them feel

Young Muslim women in Aotearoa say it adds to the exclusion of Muslim women from society.

How a film about getting hit in the balls is tackling toxic masculinity

“I think boys and men both just struggle with being open in general."

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

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

My life as a trans wahine sex worker

“Even if society rejected us, it didn’t matter. We had our own society.”

Yes, volunteering overseas can do more harm than good: new research

“It was for the school's ego and our own egos more than anything.”

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.

Why NZ loves doing spots so much

“It appeals to the New Zealand DIY spirit."

‘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.

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.

‘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"

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

It sounds freeing. But what would it actually take?

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."

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.