Painful periods aren’t normal. This myth delayed my endometriosis diagnosis

“It’s just terrible how [the health sector] doesn’t really take women’s pain seriously.”

5 lessons from interviewing 100 indigenous wāhine

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

Period products in schools are only guaranteed till June. What happens after that?

"To remove a programme like this … would be destructive.”

No one had ever spoken to me about miscarriage. I’m talking about mine

"The loss of a pregnancy is the loss of a dream," writes Ataria Sharman.

What to tell the dudebros who say there’s no gender pay gap

If you’re a woman then from today, you are effectively working for free for the rest of the year.

Why women don’t whaikōrero

Is colonisation the reason why wāhine don’t whaikōrero?

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. 

Anal sex is on the rise but education isn’t catching up

“When I get regular STI checks, I never get asked about anal sex then either - only vagina or oral."

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

The Government today announced plans for maternity healthcare improvements

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 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.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

The Vagina Physio

If you really think about it, periods, sex and childbirth bear a striking resemblance to extreme sports. There’s stress, endurance, pain, endorphins and usually there’s a…

The Asian beauty wave: monolids, puppy eyes and self-realisation

“We have a different bone structure around our eyes,” says Katherine, “and they have more… what do I say, 3D features?”

There’s lots of giggling as we…

Sex workers portray themselves the way they want to be seen

Art has been obsessed with sex workers for centuries. From Picasso to Dostoyevsky to Satine the courtesan from Moulin Rouge!, sex workers have long been a…