New Zealand

Life as a funeral director: ‘Serving my iwi by doing this mahi’

People in the funeral industry say they consider their work an act of service.

What happens when coalition partners ‘agree to disagree’?

“Agree to disagree” mechanisms are often built into coalition agreements.

Meet the knights of rural NZ: The Levin Medieval Fair

Check out the culture and community of NZ’s niche but thriving medieval recreation subculture.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Labour leader Chris Hipkins has called for an immediate ceasefire.

Political change is coming: What's next for New Zealand?

With special votes left to be counted, what the incoming government looks like is still undecided.

‘It’s part of our culture’: Being fa’afafine in Hawke’s Bay

“I was scared to come here and be bullied."

Toilet politics: Trans people more likely to be victims, not perpetrators

“This fear-mongering is an absolute flipping over of what’s correct and who poses a threat to who.”

Black Ferns: The Paul sisters on the rise of women’s rugby

“Knowing who you are, where you come from and who you represent is pretty important.”

'Fucking extortionate': How the cost of living is swaying people's votes

We talked with young people about the cost of living crisis and how it will impact their vote.

Who's to blame for the cost of living crisis?

The cost of living has skyrocketed since the pandemic began.

Say goodbye to disposable vapes

From today, all vaping devices sold in NZ will need to have removeable or replaceable batteries.

Why NZ loves doing spots so much

“It appeals to the New Zealand DIY spirit."

We have to stop ignoring youth homelessness

“I hope that our people in power can actually recognise and identify that this is a problem."

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.

New clinics offer free drug checking five days a week

Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are getting a new regular drug checking service.

'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.

Budget 2023: We read it so you don't have to

Here’s what you need to know.

It took me 8 years to get an endometriosis diagnosis

“Endometriosis care, as it currently is, is just not acceptable."

People tell us why they showed up to the Posie Parker protest

“It didn’t turn out as a peaceful protest but that usually always happens when two groups collide."

Posie Parker gets sauced and shut down before she can speak

Thousands of counter-protesters showed up and shouted “go home Posie” on Saturday.

Half of all cosmetics have ‘forever chemicals’. NZ wants to ban them

Here’s how it might impact your long-wear makeup.

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."

Why these iwi welcome a festival on their whenua every year

“We've lifted up that sense of kaitiakitanga and tiakitanga for people."

I am walking 200km for the cyclone affected East Coast

“What’s the point in being successful if you can’t help people along the way?”

How to say Whanganui correctly

We spoke to iwi historian Che Wilson about this.

‘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."

‘Data is taonga’: 2023 Census critical for Māori

“Data is really powerful ... it's quite precious. It's taonga."

Flooding update: death toll rises to four

A train has derailed, a bridge has collapsed and houses caught in landslides near Tauranga.

Auckland flooding: Here's what you need to know

Auckland is in a state of emergency due to "unprecedented" flooding and rain.