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5 lessons from interviewing 100 indigenous wāhine

Qiane Matata-Sipu shares 5 lessons from interviewing 100 indigenous wāhine.

‘I could have been her, or could be next time’. A disability researcher on Lena Zhang Harrap’s death

Lena Zhang Harrap’s death has reignited conversations about violence in Aotearoa.

I have a 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease. Should I take the test to find out my future?

Lillian Hanly has a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease.

Mother and daughter talk about the power of intergenerational vision | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia…

We explore intergenerational visions, whakapapa, and future aspirations with a māmā-daughter duo.

'It’s everything': 11 wāhine tell us about their relationship to te reo Māori

“My relationship to te reo Māori is one of humility."

Corrections says it will stop handcuffing women giving birth

The Government department responsible for prisons says it will stop restraining women in labour or past 30 weeks pregnant. It also promises to stop handcuffing prisoners…

How men tie their self-worth to being good in bed

“I remember the first time, she was like, oh this was bad.”

We follow four women reclaiming their sexual pleasure

"Centring pleasure as a lifestyle is a powerful way to find balance.”

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.

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…

My flat finally threw a period party

Daria and her flatmates throw themselves a belated period party.

Finding out how my Muslim faith views periods

Zahra Shahtahmasebi never really thought about how her Muslim faith views periods. When her’s first arrived she found herself feeling embarrassed, secretive and desperate not to…

My Indian family celebrated my period

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

Most women literally tear during birth but only a fraction are funded for physio care

Many women experience health issues after giving birth, but only a fraction receive funded care.

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…

Three women under 25 tell us how they'll shape New Zealand

The YWCA has chosen 25 women under the age of 25 for a new project highlighting the power of young wāhine. Re: chatted with three people…

Podcast: Four wāhine kōrero about how they found their voice

The theme of the night was 'How I found my voice'.

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, activist and artist Qiane Matata-Sipu, Kāpiti Coast district councillor and Strike 4…

Our favourite quotes from wāhine at our International Women’s Day event

We threw a party to celebrate International Women’s Day, along with our mates The Oh Nine, and asked four powerful wāhine how they found their voice.…

11 women tell us how they found their voice

A rising hip-hop star, an environmental science student, a champion for te ao Māori, a Green MP and a vogue house mother - these wāhine demonstrate…

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…

“Righteous and Confident”: Being 18 in New Zealand Today

Classic coming-of-age tales used to include some combination of driving, sex, first loves, alcohol and arguing with your parents. But what would the story motifs be…

Reclamation: being brown, femme and proud

'Reclamation' is about unapologetically taking up space - physically, ideologically, spiritually. We went backstage at the show by FAF SWAG to talk to performers and crew…

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 -…

Fact or Fiction with The Vagina Physio

We sat down with Vagina Physio Caitlin Day to talk about how physiotherapy isn't just for indoor netball injuries - she gave us 10 questions she's…

Girls in motorsport

"I never thought that a group of women hanging out and getting involved in the car scene would upset anyone, but it did." After Sarah was…

Sophie’s Angels: the all-female driver service keeping passengers safe

96% of all passenger service drivers are men, but at Sophie's Angels, 0% of the drivers are men. This Wellington-based all-female driver service (open to passengers…

Women like us - Refugees thrive rebuilding a life after trauma with Cottonseed fashion

"Every time we see clothing in stores, we say, 'We can make that.' Our leader said, 'Then why don't we?'" That was the genesis of Cottonseed,…

Is sugar babying sex work?

Sugar babies are supposed to lie in the space between a girlfriend and a sex worker - generally young women who spend time with older men…

Pussy Riot bring punk protest performance to NZ

Pussy Riot: A punk collective doing political art protest. Who is behind the colourful balaclavas sparking uproar in their mother Russia, and attention the world over…

Why are female nipples offensive?

Apparently, some of the content of this story was unsuitable for Facebook. Why? Nipples. Or more specifically, female nipples. Here we take a look at the…