Racism

‘Laughing helps’: @jordynwitha_why on combating racism with humour

“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”

'It wasn’t just the dawn raids': 4 Pacific men talk about mental health and racism in NZ | Eating…

Oscar Kightley, Church Leon & Henry Hohenberger join James Nokise in discussion of mental health.

How misusing ethnicity contributes to anti-Pacific racism and victim blaming

The biggest subcluster of the current Covid outbreak centres on a church in Māngere, Auckland.

An original Polynesian Panther meets a young Pacific advocate I Dawn Raids' Apology

“Growing up did you feel safe in New Zealand? Not really, not really.”

We asked 8 rangatahi about their thoughts on racism

“That behaviour is very much alive in our country.”

75% of young people in detention facilities have not yet been sentenced

“The talk is crime, crime, crime” - the deep problems with our youth detention centres.

The Government will apologise for the Dawn Raids

The Government will formally apologise for targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families.

As Pacific artists, our very existence is activism | Disruptors 7

Performance artist Moe Laga and comedian James Nokise are two Pasifika artists who share similar cultural backgrounds but make work that is on absolutely opposite scales…

Māori are more likely to be victims of crime, a study confirms

Poverty, disability and sexuality are all factors that contribute to Māori being more likely to be victims of crime than non-Māori, a new study by the…

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.

Portraits from the Stop Asian Hate march in Tāmaki Makaurau

Hundreds gathered at Aotea Square in Tāmaki Makaurau today for the Stop Asian Hate march. Tunes from the Nepal Festival - which fittingly shared Aotea Square…

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…

Simran Kaur on being a Sikh in New Zealand | The Outliers

“You don’t belong here. This is not your country. You are a terrorist.” Growing up Simran Kaur, a first generation Sikh New Zealander, watched her family…

How the Polynesian Panthers’ legacy is alive today

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

Khylee Quince | Māori and Jails: Locked Up

Associate Professor Khylee Quince (Te Roroa, Ngāti Porou) is a straight talker who doesn't deviate from the facts when it comes to the New Zealand justice…

Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

A question posed on Instagram has sparked a conversation about racism in NZ schools.

The time I tried to tag the Endeavour, and other thoughts on racist monuments

Statues of colonisers, slave traders and racists are being pulled down as part of a global reckoning with racism. In light of that, for this month’s…

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…

Golriz Ghahraman on writing her own story

Golriz Ghahraman is telling her story of growing up in Aotearoa. She has worked as a United Nations lawyer and is now a member of Parliament…

Black Lives Matter: The biggest march in Wellington in a decade

“The future is hope. The future is change. The future is us.”

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.

For former refugees, trauma doesn’t stay in the past

Bilal Nasier fled the Afghan Civil War with his family aged four, travelling for three months to come to Aotearoa. He now dedicates his life to…

Black Lives Matter solidarity march: "It happens here in this country"

"It happens to me. That's why I'm here." With less than 24 hours notice, thousands of New Zealanders gathered to protest against racism and police violence…

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 Zealand's Muslim community reacts to Christchurch terrorist's guilty plea

On the 26th March, the terrorist responsible for the Christchurch mosque attacks pled guilty to all charges. Muslim New Zealander of the year Asim Mukhtar talks…

Relief in NZ’s Muslim Community After Christchurch Terrorist's Guilty Plea

The man due to go on trial for the Christchurch mosque attacks has pled guilty to all charges. He is now New Zealand’s first convicted terrorist.…

Asian supermarket owners talk to us about the coronavirus

“Why don’t we just forget about the origins of the virus and people here get together and wisely overcome this crisis. Otherwise we’ll end up killing…

Students tell us the most racist thing about New Zealand

Students at Victoria University talk about the insidious nature of racism in New Zealand, and how the classroom is the key place to produce change.