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Preparing for Lunar New Year: In Photos

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

I have herpes and you probably do too

Eighty percent of people with genital herpes don’t know they have it.

How microdosing mushrooms can help mental health

More research shows the active ingredient in shrooms can help with the effects of trauma.

I'm a primary school teacher who wears a hijab. The kids understand

I tell the kids my hijab is for my religion and they grasp that concept so fast.

Takatāpui share their identities through public art

Posters across Tāmaki Makaurau will feature the works of Takatāpui artists for all to see from Feb 6

  • 06 Feb 22

How your 2022 will go according to your Chinese zodiac

What does your 2022 have in store? Check out our Chinese Zodiac guide illustrated by artist Grace Li.


Grace Li (17 years old, Auckland) is New Zealand…

A near-fatal accident gave me the courage to tell my family I was trans | Young and Aumangea

Mason broke his neck after diving into a pool at 18. In the documentary Young and Aumangea, we see him five years after his accident, and…

We go swimming with NZ’s weird and wonderful sea slugs

We go swimming around Tāmaki Makaurau to look at shell-less sea slugs, aka Nudibranchs.

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.

If someone has a 50% chance of passing a fatal disease onto their children, should they have kids?

Lillian Hanly has a 50% chance of inheriting Huntington's, a fatal neurodegenerative disease.

'It’s everything': 11 wāhine tell us about their relationship to te reo Māori

“My relationship to te reo Māori is one of humility."

From antidepressants to clueless partners: Women tell us about struggling to orgasm

Re: speaks to seven women involved about the orgasm gap.

Behind The Helmet: NZ’s 19-year-old motorsport star Liam Lawson

“When you’re racing the feeling of being inches away from the car beside you both going at 300kms is pretty indescribable. It’s a crazy feeling.”

Meet Liam…

Asian New Zealanders are grieving after the Atlanta shooting

This week, eight people were killed in a massage parlour shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Six of them were Asian women. In the wake of a rise…

Grappling with my Chinese name

Auckland-based writer and actor Celine Dam has a complicated relationship with her Chinese name. At age 12, she gave herself the name Celine, so she could…

A rangatahi activist explains what a constitution for NZ could look like

Safari Hynes of Rangitāne is a 20-year-old from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Earlier this month he was part of the Māori Constitutional Convention, a hui working to establish…

Inside Trump’s America from a New Zealander who’s been there

Inside Trump’s America from a New Zealander who’s been there...

A 64 Bars debut from Ranuimarz that’s “full of mana”

“When they hear Ranuimarz, they know exactly where I’m from.”

Ranuimarz and fellow West Aucklander Melodownz meet up ahead of Ranuimarz’s explosive 64 Bars debut at Red…

20-year-old Shiraz is “the most underrated MC in the country”

Shiraz used to keep his rapping a secret. Now, he’s being called the most underrated rapper in New Zealand by one of his inspirations, Dirty. Shiraz…

Waguan raps about social justice while making you dance

“We out here talking about social justice and twerking.”

Making people dance while rapping about social justice can seem like an unlikely combo. But for Waguan, like…

I have an invisible disability. It feels like I'm ignored by our health system

If you become disabled as a result of an accident in New Zealand, ACC will pay for your treatment. But those disabled through medical conditions, illness…

How the Kiwi accent evolved

Why exactly do we pronounce it like “fush and chups”?

Talanoa with Pacific MPs from the left and the right

National Party candidate Agnes Loheni and Labour Party candidate Hon Aupito William Sio join Torisse Laulu for a conversation ahead of the 2020 Election.

Ngāti Porou on what makes them different to other iwi

"The way they walk, their talk, their cheek and rugged manner." People of Ngāti Porou share what distinguishes them from other iwi.

22 kaikōrero (speakers) of the…

11 people from Ngāti Porou share their views on cannabis

Kaikōrero (speakers) of the Ngāti Porou dialect share what they think about tarutaru (cannabis).

A weed dealer on the constant threat of violence that comes with the job

Eighty percent of New Zealanders have tried weed by the age of 21, and between 250,000 and 400,000 of us are using it weekly. But because…

At home with Broxh, the viral Twitch streamer with the most peaceful vibes on the planet

Broxh became an instant Twitch celebrity due to his talent and incredibly peaceful vibes.

Seven travellers tell us what it’s like to be stranded in New Zealand

For some travellers, going home wasn't an option.

Recognising Matariki as a public holiday enables society to thrive

In February 2021 the government announced Matariki would be made a public holiday. 

In this essay from 2020, Qiane Matata-Sipu writes about her hope that decision-makers would prioritise wellness,…