Anna Harcourt

We both survived abuse in state care, 45 years apart

250,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in care from 1950 to 2019.

I just got out of prison and have to rebuild my life with $350

Here in New Zealand, over a third of people who leave prison are back inside within two years.

I wanted to hurt the people who killed my son. But violence won’t help

“There's no other way to say it - I wanted to kill them. I was gonna kill them."

I’m getting top surgery to finally feel comfortable in my body

“It’s just not me. It’s just not right. I can’t explain it.”

Inside ram raids: Why NZ teens are crashing cars into shops

Nearly 90% of ram raid offenders are under the age of 20, with the majority under 17.

Inside NZ’s first domestic violence refuge for pets

23% of people in a Women’s Refuge survey had a pet killed by their partner.

Welcome the cyborg turtle: NZ researcher designs prosthetic fin for turtles

A New Zealand researcher has designed a prosthetic fin for sea turtles to help the endangered species recover after their fins are damaged.

All seven species of…

Brooke Van Velden on why she switched from Greens to ACT | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church talks to ACT's deputy leader, Brooke Van Velden.

Jacinda Ardern on the song that’s getting her through 2020 | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church meets leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern.

Marama Davidson on being told she’s a “good Māori” | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church meets the co-leader of the Green Party.

Winston Peters on how fish heads are the secret to youthful skin | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church, from Church & AP, speaks to Winston Peters.

Judith Collins on white privilege and politics | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church talks to National leader Judith Collins.

Survivors of the Christchurch mosque attack respond to the terrorist's life sentence

It's the first time in New Zealand history a person has been given life imprisonment without parole.

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…

Rugby league star Georgia Hale is the Young New Zealander of the Year

Georgia Hale is striving to make rugby league a game for everyone. The 24-year-old has been awarded the 2020 Young New Zealander of the Year.

Māori babies are 5x more likely to be taken into state care

A new report by the Children's Commissioner has found that in 2019, Māori babies aged 0-3 months were taken into state care at 5x the rate…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Manatika | Justice

A Pākehā criminal lawyer sits down with a Māori former-prisoner to talk about Aotearoa’s justice system. Awatea Mita was jailed for a non-violent drug crime. She…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Aroha | Love

Tyla is a 28-year-old from Ngāi Tahu who converted to Islam six years ago. Saba is Pakistani, and moved to Aotearoa when she was eight. They…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Whānau | Family

When he was four weeks old, Mana was placed into foster care. The first years of his life were marked with fear, violence and isolation as…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Hauora | Health

Medicine student Aniket Chawla is welcomed into a rongoā Māori wānanga (course) at Motatau Marae, near Kawakawa in Northland. He meets Juan and Tahjai Brown, twins…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+

Gender diversity was an accepted part of Māori and Pacific societies before colonisation. But European Christian values brought stigma and shame. Jaimie Waititi and Falencie Filipo…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Mātauranga | Knowledge

There are 110 statues or monuments in Wellington, but only 10 of those represent Māori narratives. Two strangers, Safari Hynes and Peter McKenzie, meet to discuss…

#BloodNormal: When I got my period

3 out of 4 women feel there's stigma about having their period so we asked three amazing women to share their stories in an effort to…

Ina Malama is smashing toxic masculinity with soft pastel tones

Ina Malama is a burgeoning Kiwi fashion designer dressing guys up in delicious colour palettes. Her outfits will have you looking like an urbane Fabergé egg…

Sophie’s Angels: the all-female driver service keeping passengers safe

96% of all passenger service drivers are men, but at Sophie's Angels, 0% of the drivers are men. This Wellington-based all-female driver service (open to passengers…

The meaning of Matariki

Astronomer Toa Waaka introduces us to the 7 stars that make up the Matariki star cluster, and tells us how Matariki is a moment for reflecting…

Re:visit - The sports awards that refused to let women in

Imagine being nominated for an award... and being barred from the awards ceremony. Helen Dash was nominated for Sportsman of the Year for her achievements in…

The mental health gym

We go to gyms for our physical health, but what about our mental health? CoLiberate is a mental health gym for emotional workouts - exercises that…

Shoe School

Looking for a shoe that fits your size and taste perfectly? Why not make it yourself? Lou Clifton runs Shoe School, where she teaches people how…