People

Love language: 3 couples on how they show their love

"She has taken care of me more than anyone else outside of my family."

Preparing for Lunar New Year: In Photos

Lunar New Year in China was one of Crystal Chen most vivid memories as a child.

Why I’m visiting the iwi who protected the remains of my Chinese ancestor

“Having this connection that transcends time and cultures as well is unique.”

What it's like moving back in with your parents after university

A loss of independence for some, a respite for others.

What it’s like being a female corrections officer in a high-security male prison

"Corrections has people applying for prison roles spend a day in a prison before they take the job."

‘Assimilation meant acceptance’: growing up queer and African in NZ

Artist Tommie Love shares his story in his debut book Carry Me Home.

No one had ever spoken to me about miscarriage. I’m talking about mine

"The loss of a pregnancy is the loss of a dream," writes Ataria Sharman.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Labour leader Chris Hipkins has called for an immediate ceasefire.

Teenage poi entrepreneur on how she invests in her mental health

Georgia Latu is CEO of Pōtiki Poi, the company that made 32,000 poi for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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.

Why ballroom is important to queer people of colour in Wellington

“We’ve found a way to tell the world all the different ways life can look like for a queer POC."

Two in five NZers say they have been bullied at work

Young people and people of colour often on the receiving end of workplace bullying and harassment

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."

Step into the lives of New Zealand’s male sex workers

The internet has created a new autonomy and access to clients for sex workers.

‘I’m inspired by younger me’: Advocates turn state care pain into purpose

“I didn't have the language or understanding to describe my care experience,"

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?’

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?

‘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."