People

A Palestinian whānau on land, sovereignty and Shortland Street.

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

Auckland Grammar won’t let students buy single tickets to school ball

“It is essential to recognise that not all students have partners,” a student says.

'They think you're committing fraud': Trans refugees in NZ need usable ID

“If you speak with an accent, everywhere you go, the first thing they ask [is] ‘are you a resident?’

Fleeing Iran as a teenager was easier than parenting

Watch the first episode from the new season of Conversations With My Immigrant Parents.

Cheap rent, compromise and stigma: What it's like living with your parents in your 30s

Is it time we get over the stigma of living with your parents as an adult?

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

It sounds freeing. But what would it actually take?

Dogs love us so much they cry happy tears when they see us

"Dogs have become a partner of humans, and we can form bonds."

'Stories you don't see anywhere else': Here's our award-winning stories

Re: News won best specialist publication at this year's NZ media awards.

‘Don’t limit what you think Africa is’: Africa Day in Tāmaki Makaurau

Silo Park was lit up with vibrant energy on Saturday for this year’s Africa Day.

‘It’s like the Muslim Met Gala’: Tāmaki Makaurau celebrates Eid Al-Fitr

"The build up for the Eid ‘fit is extra exciting because it’s a day when we wear our best clothes."

Meet the NZ Jews against the occupation of Palestine

“I was brought up on a story about my country that wasn’t true.”

Nangs to the door: the curious rise of NZ’s ‘whipped cream’ industry

Why the hell am I so aggressively being advertised whipped cream paraphernalia?

People tell us why they showed up to the Posie Parker protest

“It didn’t turn out as a peaceful protest but that usually always happens when two groups collide."

Posie Parker gets sauced and shut down before she can speak

Thousands of counter-protesters showed up and shouted “go home Posie” on Saturday.

‘This name feels meant to be’: trans people on their new name

“But I was giving myself a whole new identity, I thought ‘why not my name too?’"

‘Dungeons and Dragons come to life’: Three NZers on why they LARP

"It basically feels like spending the weekend in the sun, which is kind of rare these days."

Why the Census is really important for the Rainbow community

“We don’t currently have accurate information about Rainbow populations."

‘Data is taonga’: 2023 Census critical for Māori

“Data is really powerful ... it's quite precious. It's taonga."

Decolonising romance: Prioritising cultural needs in my relationship

"Hopefully one day soon 'actively decolonising' is a sexy part of everyone’s Tinder bio."

Advocates call for Census to be delayed following Cyclone Gabrielle

"The decision to go forward with the 2023 Census is to fail Māori once again."

How this East Coast kapa survived Cyclone Gabrielle to get to Te Matatini

“We are alive and in time we will rise again.”

Grace returns to her Chinese roots after a breakup | Dating While Asian

Watch the first episode of Dating While Asian now ❤️‍?

Shaneel Lal wants to get sluttier | Dating While Asian

Experiencing love (or a fun hoe phase) shouldn’t feel like a privilege.

How to just say no to mediocre hookups | Dating While Asian

No more hookups with guys who don’t have bed frames.

The software engineer on a dating bender | Dating While Asian

How much does wanting external validation factor into who you choose to date?

How to realise you’re not actually attracted to men | Dating While Asian

Watch the fifth episode of Dating While Asian now.

Australia honours Indigenous people instead of King Charles on $5 notes

It says it will consult with First Australians about the banknotes’ design.

How to help those affected by Auckland's floods

The number one thing charities need is cash.

Why summer drownings are the worst in 40 years

Since December, more than 30 people have drowned in our waters.

'Modern day slavery': How Aotearoa treats seasonal workers

The current treatment of seasonal workers breaches eight different human rights.