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My morning with an illustrator, ceramicist and fashion designer

A morning routine is like a ritual we practice every day.

My Indian family celebrated my period

When Sudha Kandarpa first got her period, her parents threw a celebration.

Kara Technologies is reimagining tech for deaf people

Meet Niki, a hyper-realistic avatar that can communicate sign language.

How character and growth can exist side-by-side in Wellington’s inner suburbs

Wellingtonians have said they want us to be building up rather than out to accommodate our rising population. This means it’s time to change up our…

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

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

I did a BA... and turned out fine

“There’s something about the work you’re creating that cannot be replicated in any other sector.”

Bachelor of Arts degrees, like all degrees, have an important part to…

Intern Arwen meets an AI named Josie

Re: intern Arwen has a fascination with artificial intelligence. New Zealand businesses are catching on too with over half saying that AI is or will be…

An ambulance driver tells us what he sees at a drug-related crash

95 people died in drug-related crashes on New Zealand roads in 2018. St John Ambulance Officer Cuan van Zyl shares his experiences of dealing with drug-related…

A cop tells us about the crashes she can't forget

"In 2017, drugs overtook alcohol for their amount of fatal crashes," says Charmaine Smith, a police officer and Black Fern. We join her as she clocks…

These apps are democratising mental health care

University can be a lonely place. For many students, going from high school to university is a big adjustment that can take a toll on our…

Can a thriving dairy industry and healthy waters coexist?

The quality of half of our waterways is diminishing, according to a recent study by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa. Contributing to this has been the growth…

Fighting the catch-22 facing female tech workers

"When you don't see people that you recognise as something connected to your own reality, it's hard to dream about it," says Gabriela Agustini, a Red…

The uni student curing our shopping addiction with an app

If the entire world matched New Zealand’s consumption habits, we’d need two and a half planets to sustain us.

Otago University student Magdeline Huang has an idea…

The Good Shop disrupting predatory mobile lending on our streets

The world of mobile lending is full of predators that take advantage of some of Aotearoa’s most vulnerable. Enter The Good Shop, a mobile shopping truck…

Degree minors have major impact

Even if you're doing the same degree as someone, your experiences could be very different depending on the majors and minors you pick. AUT business students…

A Day in the Life of an Intern: The Warehouse

You need work experience to get a job, but you need a job to get work experience. It's the age-old conundrum that continues to stump uni…

A Day in the Life of an Intern: Burger King

53% of young bachelor grads go straight from study into work. Internships can help make that first career move a lot smoother. We spent the day…

Staying Safe Online

Online shopping scams are everywhere, just ask Jack - he was scammed when trying to buy a ticket to a gig. You can’t be too careful…

New Zealand police show us their tattoos

We get tattoos for all sorts of reasons - to carry our loved ones with us, to symbolise our heritage and to express who we are.…

Student Side Hustles: Necta

After creating a brand for a marketing assignment at AUT, Noor and Jesse took their idea out of the classroom and into the real world. Necta…

Student Side Hustles: Phoric

Being highly caffeinated is a common state among university students, but Holly and Bradley took it one step further! Sick of the usual suspects in the…

Michelle's boyfriend reads her period diary

Bloating, cramps and feeling horny are some of the experiences Michelle's recorded in her period diary. Her boyfriend Chris is going to have a read -…

Discussing ethics and issues in the future of tech

The future of tech could be utopic... or it could be dystopic. We live streamed the Red Bull Basement University Launchpad event at AUT, with Alexa…

Is drug driving a problem?

Have you ever been in a car when the driver was high? How did that make you feel? People share their experiences, and weigh in on…

What was the last problem your phone helped you solve?

We are so attached to our phones that they might become permanently fused to our hands as we evolve (that's how science works right?). Canterbury Uni…

Victoria Uni students imagine the future of tech

Robot bodies, 3D printing organs and improving the way we use social media... students take a break during their all-nighters at Victoria Uni to ruminate on…

Penny the Penguin

When BNZ wanted to help teach kids how to prioritise what’s important they created Penny the Penguin – a storybook app that follows Penny on a…

Pulling an all-nighter at Auckland Uni

Whether it's being unable to connect with other people, or being unable to connect your laptop because everyone's hogging the sockets, the issues uni students face…

Designer Wardrobe - starting and growing a business

Six years ago, Donielle Brooke was diagnosed with thyroid cancer – which prompted her to start her own business. She created Designer Wardrobe, a platform for…

GirlBoss On the Power of Problems Facing Young Kiwis

You don’t have to be the next Elon Musk or Bill Gates to create social change. You just need a problem and we’ve all got those,…