Health & Bodies

Helping rangatahi Māori take care of their mental wellbeing

Video resources to help rangatahi get through lockdown and beyond.

Learn mindful communication with Wāti | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 5

“I wish I knew about mindful communication earlier."

The leading cause of death during pregnancy in NZ is suicide. Over half those women are Māori

Journalist Te Rauhiringa Krystal-Lee Brown shares her story of perinatal anxiety and depression.

I have a 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease. Should I take the test to find out my future?

Lillian Hanly has a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease.

This man is facing deportation because of his disability

"The only obstacle in my life is people who discriminate me and see me not capable to do anything.”

Two people who need medicinal cannabis: one legally, one on the black market | Side by Side

Is medicinal cannabis actually accessible and affordable for those who need it?

Why are straight men scared of their own butts? | School For Straights

“If your prostate isn’t being stimulated, you’re only getting half the orgasm.”

Guys and violence: Am I weak if I back down? | One For the Boys | Ep 1

“Imagine if all your boys jump into a fight and you don’t? You’re just the one standing there.”

Ending myths about HIV

No, HIV won’t ruin your sex life and it isn’t just a gay man’s disease. HIV expert Mark Fisher dispels some of the most common and…

I tried Shibari, the kinky Japanese art of rope bondage

Sex journalist Sam Te Kani tries shibari and talks about BDSM, consent and whether NZers are prudes.

10 mental health tips for the return to lockdown

As mental health advocate Claudia Ibbotson states at the beginning of this video, existing in times of uncertainty is hard. During our second round of lockdown,…

These physios have developed a postnatal WOF because mums aren’t getting care

"It's the most life-changing thing bringing a baby into the world and we need to be healthy and at our best to make sure we can…

For former refugees, trauma doesn’t stay in the past

Bilal Nasier fled the Afghan Civil War with his family aged four, travelling for three months to come to Aotearoa. He now dedicates his life to…

Black New Zealanders on how hip hop finally gave them a place to belong

“When I was growing up in primary school, they weren’t used to the African face or the African features. The only people I saw who looked…

A Muslim journalist on the mental health impact of reporting on Islamophobia

"So much of our story, I think, has been told for us.”

Meet the 25-year-old behind New Zealand's Covid fight

Tara Swadi is only 25 but she's the chief advisor for the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 response. The last two months have been... busy. She's looking…

This group is helping men heal their own violence

New Zealand Police investigate a domestic violence case every four minutes. The members of Tauawhi Men's Centre in Gisborne are working to overcome this problem…

New Zealand lifts its lockdown after seven weeks

Here are some scenes about town as we emerge from our cocoons. We visit a cafe and hair salon to see how they're switching up how…

Midwives say we're going to have a baby boom because of lockdown

Midwives predict we'll be looking at a baby boom around Christmas time. Looks like all that time holed up in our homes has been quite productive.


A recovered Covid-19 case has a message for people her age

23-year-old Jasmine's experience with Covid-19 was unlike anything she'd ever experienced before. She has now recovered and is out of the isolation tent in her family…

Checking in on Te Kao’s Far North Covid Checkpoint

How this remote town in the far, far north is keeping their community safe from Covid.

Queuing up for Maccas at alert level 3

It's been a long 4-5 weeks without our takeaways fix. Baz Macdonald braves the lines at a McDonalds drive thru on the first day of alert…

In lockdown in Tonga, one of the last countries in the world without Covid-19

Tonga is one of the last countries in the world without Covid-19. As a small island nation, Tonga doesn't have the resources that larger countries have,…

Here's what you need to know about washing groceries

Many of us will have wondered what to do with our groceries when we get home from the supermarket. Do we need to wipe down our…

Why these four Kiwis decided to stay overseas during Covid-19

Four Kiwis - in Italy, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia - tell us why they decided to stay overseas during Covid-19.

We spoke to the first person in New Zealand's Covid-19 quarantine hotel

Sam Saw is the first person to enter New Zealand's Covid-19 quarantine hotel. To be honest, the digs are pretty sweet, but the only human interaction…

Homeless at lockdown

The key message being enforced nationwide is that we need to stay home. So what do you do if you don't have a house to call…

Fact or Fiction: Coronavirus

Dr Angela Lim tells us what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to Covid-19.

The three main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

a fever (at least 38°C)
a cough