Wāhine

Why I had an abortion: Young NZers share their stories

Despite abortion being decriminalised, it remains a divisive topic in New Zealand.

How Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, became demonised

Once seen as protectors, Sāmoa’s spirit women, Teine Sā, were considered powerful female deities. 

5 lessons from interviewing 100 indigenous wāhine

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

Thousands of women injured during childbirth will be covered by ACC under proposed changes

The Government today announced plans for maternity healthcare improvements

Meet the kaikōrero advocates who are reimagining justice in Aotearoa | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia…

"Let's get rid of that old colonising system, let's start again."

From antidepressants to clueless partners: Women tell us about struggling to orgasm

Re: speaks to seven women involved about the orgasm gap.

Thomasin McKenzie is pretty bloody good at acting

“It is definitely in my blood,” Thomasin says.

We follow four women reclaiming their sexual pleasure

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

We celebrate wāhine who choose to challenge the status quo

It’s International Women’s Day so Re: has rounded up our best stories of women kicking ass.

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…

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…

Women in New Zealand are getting HIV, but aren’t getting tested

HIV doesn’t discriminate, but the way it’s tested can. The stereotype that associates the virus with gay men means New Zealand women aren’t taken seriously when…

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…

Queer Portraits of Auckland

Becki Moss is a photographer and visual storyteller with a background in environmental science, psychology and medical science. Her photo project Queer Portraits of Auckland captures…

Rugby league star Georgia Hale is the Young New Zealander of the Year

Georgia Hale is striving to make rugby league a game for everyone. The 24-year-old has been awarded the 2020 Young New Zealander of the Year.

The Young New Zealander of the Year finalists on their favourite New Zealanders

On Thursday night Georgia Hale became 2020’s Young New Zealander of the Year – a title awarded to an impressive young leader between 15 and 30…

Jang Huddle is telling 1.5 generation stories through dance

Cindy Jang is extending the possibilities of what dance can be with her collective Jang Huddle.

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7 questions with The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood

"Some of the states in the United States have gone all the way to Gilead, pretty much." Margaret Atwood was in NZ for a speaking tour,…

A poet, a rapper and a house mother talk gender diversity

A poet (essa may ranapiri), a rapper (Randa) and a house mother (Moe Laga) sit down together for a picnic. They talk gender diversity and the…

Honest Conversations With Our Mums

“I hate it when people don’t know I’m brown,” says Saraid de Silva Cameron, who has both Sri Lankan and Pākehā heritage. Conversely, her mum Karenza…

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…

How one woman is fighting meth in small-town New Zealand

Methamphetamine is easier to come across than you might think - especially in NZ's small towns. "It's a lot easier to find than marijuana," says one…

Girl Skate Club

You might know the experience of being in a male-dominated space, and feeling like you don't belong. Growing up, Amber Clyde loved to skate, but skateparks…

A mum and daughter ask: what does it mean to be a "proper Tongan girl"?

"Our girls, we have to make sure they stay a virgin." Kesaia's mum Liliani wanted to raise her in New Zealand as a "proper Tongan girl".…

NZ's best new filmmaker of the year shares her top 5 films of all time

Matasila Freshwater, winner of the 2019 SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) award for New Filmmaker of the Year, sat down with Re: to share her…

“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…

Let's talk period sex

Ava*, 26, and Ryan*, 27, have been together for two years. There’s something Ava wants to try in the bedroom - she thinks it could be…