New Zealand

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

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

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.

Say goodbye to disposable vapes

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

We have to stop ignoring youth homelessness

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

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.

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?”

Asking people how much their outfit costs

"We love a thrifty queen."

What rural fashion says about NZ culture

“There's nowhere here that you need to be dressed up to go. This is us. This is how we are.”

Her best friend died at a Dunedin flat party. Now she's calling for change

Megan Prentice's best friend Sophia Crestani died in an overcrowded flat party in 2019.

Remembering Bastion Point occupation leader Joe Hawke

Tributes have been flowing in for the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei leader.

How to harvest kūmara: ‘Māori can’t connect to a carrot’

“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."

'Last call at 9.30pm': What the nightlife is like in New Plymouth

Taranaki locals tell us about the nightlife in New Plymouth two years into a pandemic.

This Tauranga church is giving its land back to Māori

“It’s worth asking … what could we do?"

The anti-mandate protesters stuck in the South Island

They’d like to join the larger protest at Parliament, but they can’t get on a boat.

Aroha in the moana: Meet NZ’s cutest freediving couple

Freedivers Reremoana and Dion have built their love along the seabed of Tairāwhiti/Gisborne.

Foreshore and Seabed: an explainer on the biggest protest Aotearoa has seen

“The country was divided on the issue, as were the members in Government.”

I opened a new business during a pandemic | Side by Side

“My dream was to have this place full of people.”

'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.

A short history of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has a long and significant history, and we all should learn about it.

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.

Māori voters can only switch electoral rolls once every 5 years. Is it time for a change?

“It restricts Māori ability to have an impact in these elections.”

Every five or six years, Māori voters have the choice to swap between the general electoral…

Growing up trans in rural NZ: My first school ball

"I’ve always known who I am.”

NZ doubled our dairy cows in 30 years, but it took 600% more fertiliser | Milk and Money | Episode 3

“We don’t exactly know how many cows we could sustain, but it’s a hell of a lot less than we have."