Culture

Inside the club night that’s elevating fashion in Auckland

This Africa Day, we revisit our night at the best party in town.

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

Six60 beat Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber for NZ’s most streamed artist

For a second year in a row, Six60 is NZ's most streamed artist on Spotify.

Ngāti Toa iwi tells anti-vax protestors to stop using Ka Mate haka

The haka was composed by Ngāti Toa tupuna Te Rauparaha and is being used at anti-vax protests

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”

'All the girls are your cousins': life as a teen in the Far North

We meet mates Josh and Billy, both 14. They show us what life is like in Hokianga.

Made My Day: Māori filmmaker Merata Mita immortalised by street artist Mr G

The three-storey mural is in Rotorua and came together in a special way.

Martin Phillipps (The Chills) and Semisi Maiai (Marlin’s Dreaming ) | Under Cover

Musicians Martin Phillipps & Semisi Maiai catch up to talk about ghosts & the bond that bands have.

Family of terrorist attacker condemn what happened and offer support to victims

The statement was made after Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen was publicly identified.

To celebrate 50 years of Te Matatini kapa haka festival, we're making an album of the greatest…

Te Matatini is the national Kapa Haka competition that has been held every two years since 1972.

National wants a referendum on the use of Aotearoa

The National Party want people to vote on whether Aotearoa should be used

Less than half of NZ teens live with both their biological parents, study finds

New research has given us a snapshot of what modern families look like in New Zealand.

Taonga puoro were almost lost, now these wāhine are taking the revival to a new generation

May we boundlessly dream of possibilities beyond our wildest imaginations. May we weave communities of support, compassion and active solidarity. With our history in front of…

Pastafarian Productions - Rekindled Spirits | 48Hours

June and Trevor go camping to revive a relationship that is on the rocks. 

Nominated for:

L'Affare Ultra48
Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director

Best Script
Best Animation
Best Score/Song
Won:

Taranaki…

Qualified Tim - “DAS BANANA-BOOT” | 48Hours

A war photographer boards a plane armed with activated bombs. Under heavy fire she must find a way to release them before they explode.

Nominated for:

Best Production…

Kinaki - Good as Gold | 48Hours

Hungry for adventure, the Rogue runner sets out on an intrepid journey seeking a tropical treasure that is as good as gold.

Nominated for:

Best Editing
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Won:…

How it feels to be back at Polyfest

After two years of cancelations, the iconic Polyfest returned last week and came back better than ever.

Over the four-day festival, rangatahi from across Tāmaki Makaurau came…

Back at Polyfest after two years

"Coming here now, we see everybody out here, celebrating, in different costumes and designs"

We tracked down the owners of Chinese Cuisine, one of Mercury Plaza’s most popular eateries

Mercury Plaza! Once the go-to spot where Aucklanders young and old would congregate for some of the best kai in town. Since it’s closure in 2019,…

Behind the scenes at Auckland's biggest vogue ball

“I vogue because it makes me feel safe and makes me feel like I have purpose.”

We went behind the scenes at the Legacy Ball, Tāmaki Makaurau’s…

Judah, Tafara, and Pako: Not Your White Boy | Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

“Not getting a job doesn’t surprise me, I feel like racism plays a part in that. I’ve been looking for work for the last ten years,…

New Zealanders tell us how they honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Six Kiwis share the various ways we can honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Nah Zone is uplifting brown creatives in Aotearoa | The Outliers

“We just need to get out of that whole humble mentality.”

Jonique Purcell knows music creatives in Aotearoa are just as good - if not better -…

How writing about a barcode formed Kii Winston’s identity | The Outliers

Arriving in Kaitaia from Barbados as a child, Kii Winston Small felt isolated and unsure of where he stood in the world. But tracing back his…

How Josiah Tulamali’i went from abandoning to uplifting Pasifika people | The Outliers

“I’d wish I wasn’t Samoan. I looked at the stats and the stories that people told about us and I couldn’t see anything worth trying to…

Musician Valle on the power of returning home | The Outliers

“Growing up in New Zealand was complex. Looking different, being different, sounding different. I remember straightening my hair just to fit in.” Christchurch musician Valle travels…

Musician Isla Reeves on bipolar and reconnecting with her Māoritanga | The Outliers

"I had this calling to be part of te ao Māori, and recognise my own Māori-ness." Christchurch poet and musician Isla Reeves gets candid about her…

Muslim rapper Abrzy travels to Bangladesh to make sense of his home in Aotearoa | The Outliers

Abid Rahman - stage name Abrzy - is a rapper living in Wellington. We travel with him to the city he was born in, Dhaka, Bangladesh,…