Discrimination

Racism stopping young South and East Asians from accessing NZ healthcare, study finds

1 in 5 South Asian and East Asian students say they have experienced some form of unfair treatment.

Discrimination is putting LGBTIQ+ at risk of homelessness

 Takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people in Aotearoa face a higher risk of homelessness due to discrimination, according to new research. 

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, interviewed…

Māori, disabled and sexually diverse people more likely to be victims of crime

The third annual New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey was released today. Here's what it said.

A moment when I was dehumanised as an Asian woman

At the Stop Asian Hate march in Tāmaki Makaurau, we spoke to some Asian women about moments when they felt dehumanised.

Rapper Mo Muse didn’t feel belonging in Aotearoa until he found Hip Hop | The Outliers

When Mo Muse was young, kids used to tell him “you’re not one of us.” Now the Somali refugee rapper is selling out gigs in Aotearoa…

How the Polynesian Panthers’ legacy is alive today

Nearly 50 years since the Polynesian Panthers formed, their legacy lives on through young activists.

Racism and Islamophobia are a mental health issue

We’ve finally started to talk about mental health in New Zealand. But many discussions don’t include the experiences of people of colour. We need to talk…

Women of colour get candid about racism in NZ

“They could’ve stayed where they were feeling comfortable, but they decided to move to a whole new country just for their children.”

“And they never let us…

Abuse is an everyday reality for female gamers

It’s 8.05pm in Wellington and Ayla Holland is about to jump online to play Overwatch. Tonight she’ll be flying through the air shooting at her friends…

For six months, cops in NZ had guns - campaigners say it can't continue

For six months, cops in New Zealand had guns. Campaigners say we can’t allow it to continue.

New Zealanders tell us why they marched with the Black Lives Matter movement

On June 1, New Zealanders marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here's why.

New Zealanders seem to hate beneficiaries. Is there hope that Covid will change that?

Covid has meant nearly 40,000 people have accessed the jobseeker benefit, nearly half of them for the first time. One million New Zealanders have been given…

‘We failed her’ - Young ACT vice president resigns after sexual harassment

The vice-president of Young ACT has resigned, saying she faced months of sexual harassment.

Being a brown family entering white spaces

The Solomons were a brown family on a predominantly white street in Auckland’s North Shore - “the best street in Birkdale”. There, they experienced the kind…

Who are Rohingya refugees and why is their country going to court for genocide?

The UN calls the Rohingya "the most persecuted minority in the world." Although they have lived in the land now known as Myanmar for hundreds of…

Why is bi still hard for people to buy?

Rachel Fawcett repressed her bisexuality for 15 years. She is sick of feeling like a vacationer within the LGBTQ community, viewed as a toy to play…

Re:visit - Remembering the Springbok Tour

During the Springbok rugby tour of 1981, New Zealand was divided over a system of racial segregation thousands of miles away. Many Kiwis protested against the…

Only gay in the village

Scott and Daegan live in rural Southland and look after Scott's family farm - they are literally the only gays in the village. They share what…

Hijab in Aotearoa

Unlike some other countries, muslim women in New Zealand can choose whether or not to wear their hijab or not. In the wake of recent events,…

The retreat of NZ white nationalists

There is a new wave of white nationalism with a very different approach and culture. They present in the world as clean-cut men and women who…

I'm sad. And I'm mad.

My name is Maha Alabadrawi. I’m sad. And I’m mad. As a person of colour and an immigrant from a ‘Muslim country’, I know that simply living…

Disability Housing in New Zealand

'People talk about us heading towards a housing crisis for disabled people. From the stories I've been hearing... we're already there.' This is Aotearoa's housing crisis…

Intersectional Feminism

Discrimination happens almost everywhere, even within already-marginalised groups. In this video, Saraid talks to us about intersectional feminism - a feminism for everyone.

White nationalism in New Zealand

It seems white nationalism is alive and well in Aotearoa. In this video Baz takes a trip to Palmerston North with the alt-right group, The National…

Taking a look at racism in cartoons

Cartoons are innocent, fun and... racist? From Dragonball Z to The Simpsons, cartoons back in the day weren't as innocent as they seemed.

Code-switching

"I was the only brown guy in my year".

Let's take a look at code-switching - a form of adaptation that occurs when an individual finds themselves…