Jacinda Ardern on the song that’s getting her through 2020 | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church meets leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern.

Breaking down misconceptions about Middle Eastern women

"A lot of Iranian women are some of the most glamorous people I've ever met." Ghazaleh Golbakhsh is breaking down the stereotypes of the 'terrorist' or…

Winston Peters on how fish heads are the secret to youthful skin | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church, from Church & AP, speaks to Winston Peters.

Melodownz shows us how to make his banana pancakes | Party Trick

Hip hop artist and hot sauce maker Melodownz shows us his banana panikeke recipe.

We asked a graphic designer to rate election billboards

Wellington graphic designer Matt does deep analysis of the colours, grammar and symbols of election billboards in the Ōhāriu electorate.

The arguments for and against legalising weed

The main arguments for both sides of the weed referendum.

The guy who wrote the book on weed tells us what he learnt

If you've got questions on what weed legalisation in NZ could look like, James is your guy.

Horses understood this teen with Aspergers when people couldn't

Alex shares the immense isolation of living with Asperger’s.

We asked a legal expert what sentence the Christchurch terrorist might receive

The ultimate penalty in New Zealand is a life sentence without parole - a sentence no one in this country has received so far. Re: journalist…

10 mental health tips for the return to lockdown

As mental health advocate Claudia Ibbotson states at the beginning of this video, existing in times of uncertainty is hard. During our second round of lockdown,…

More affordable, more walkable and more resilient: plans for Wellington’s CBD

How Wellington's CBD will keep up with its rapid population growth.

These physios have developed a postnatal WOF because mums aren’t getting care

"It's the most life-changing thing bringing a baby into the world and we need to be healthy and at our best to make sure we can…

We don't have a Ministry of LGBTQIA+ Affairs, but some politicians want to change that

Our government is made up of about 70 ministerial portfolios. We have a minister for women, for Pacific peoples, for children and for seniors. However, we…

A gender-neutral option has finally been added to NZ voting papers

The gender-neutral title Mx. is an option on the electoral roll for the first time. Kiwis tell us what this means for them.

You can enrol to…

Finding freedom in Sweet Lolita fashion

"On days when I don't feel confident in myself... I can put on this piece of artwork. To me Lolita is a form of building up…

Casting trans actors to play trans characters can change lives

We talk to the cast and crew of Rūrangi about how positive trans representation can save lives.

For queer youth in NZ, homelessness is a real fear

1 in 5 trans people in New Zealand have experienced homelessness. We look at why.

Covid closed Ōtāhuhu's only art gallery, but there's a novel way to keep it going

Vunilagi Vou provided a dedicated space for contemporary Pacific art, and was the only art gallery in Ōtāhuhu. The financial pressures of Covid made maintaining this…

In pictures: my life as a refugee in New Zealand

For 30 years New Zealand’s annual refugee quota sat at 750 people. In 2018 that number rose to 1000 and next month it will increase further…

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…

Comedian David Correos teaches us his potato salad recipe, which is fancier than it sounds

Potato salads have been the butt of jokes about bland, Karen-esque food for a while now. But this is not your average potato salad. Comedian David…

Bailey Wiley on the power of your family calling you out for your bullsh*t

Last year, Bailey Wiley won the NZ Music Award for Best Soul/RnB Artist. At the time, her baby girl was five weeks old. We join Bailey…

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 New Zealanders on how hip hop finally gave them a place to belong

“When I was growing up in primary school, they weren’t used to the African face or the African features. The only people I saw who looked…

When They Ask You: a new poem by Mohamed Hassan

Journalist and poet Mohamed Hassan performs his poem 'When They Ask You' in this bonus video from Third Culture Minds.

Third Culture Minds is a mental health…

A Muslim journalist on the mental health impact of reporting on Islamophobia

"So much of our story, I think, has been told for us.”

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…

This group is helping men heal their own violence

New Zealand Police investigate a domestic violence case every four minutes. The members of Tauawhi Men's Centre in Gisborne are working to overcome this problem…

Sound Check: Folk singer Holly Arrowsmith is rebuilding a housebus and her dreams

All of Holly's shows for the year are cancelled, so now she's turning an old bus into a house.

Live music's fight to survive Covid-19

It's estimated the NZ live music industry has lost $68 million due to Covid-19. Musicians, venue owners and all those who love music are rallying us…