Society

Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Read Time: 12 mins
Reflections on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art +...
Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
By Migoto Eria
Greetings from Hong Kong
Read Time: 13 mins
After more than 18 weeks amidst pro-democracy protests...
Society
Greetings from Hong Kong
By Sharon Lam
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
Read Time: 18 mins
Rainbow crossings and Pride Parades signal queer progress...
Society
Honour Thy Queer Ancestors: On Queer Progress
By Will Hansen
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
Read Time: 9 mins
An extended narrative poem about protecting ancestral...
Literature
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
By Michaela Keeble
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
Read Time: 11 mins
Why did people care more about Notre Dame burning...
Society
No More White Tears: Do Tragedies That Affect White People Matter More?
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
The Cock Question: On Dating While Non-binary
Read Time: 19 mins
As a non-binary person interacting on dating apps –...
Society
The Cock Question: On Dating While Non-binary
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Read Time: 41 mins
Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders about...
Society
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
By Mary Paul
Mana Rangatahi: Young Māori on Standing with Ihumātao
Read Time: 31 mins
Ten rangatahi Māori on what standing with mana whenua...
Society
Mana Rangatahi: Young Māori on Standing with Ihumātao
By Tayi Tibble
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
Read Time: 12 mins
Jade Kake on Ihumātao and the complexities of the...
Society
Knowing Your Tātai: Jade Kake on hapū rangatiratanga, whakapapa and Ihumātao
By Jade Kake
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
Read Time: 15 mins
Matariki Williams explores the diverse experiences...
Art
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
By Matariki Williams
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
Read Time: 34 mins
HIV-positive New Zealanders share their stories of...
Society
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
By Thomas Phillips
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
Read Time: 12 mins
On the climate crisis and the plastic crisis, Briony...
Society
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
By Briony Bennett
Who’s the Real Problem? On White Supremacy and Institutional Gaslighting
Read Time: 15 mins
Anisha Sankar unpacks the way institutions uphold...
Society
Who’s the Real Problem? On White Supremacy and Institutional Gaslighting
By Anisha Sankar
We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
Read Time: 23 mins
Our schools are struggling to cover consent and sexual...
Theatre
We Need To Talk About Sex In Schools
By India Essuah
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Read Time: 30 mins
Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians...
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
By Adam Goodall
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
Read Time: 24 mins
Michelle Rahurahu Scott reflects on being a double...
Society
The Rebellious History of New Zealand Sign Language
By Michelle Rahurahu Scott
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
Read Time: 15 mins
A non-Māori med student learns and unpacks the truths...
Society
The Truths we Bury About Childbirth in Aotearoa
By Maria Yeonhee Ji
Imagine a Library Like This
Read Time: 17 mins
As one space closes, another opens. Salene Schloffel...
Art
Imagine a Library Like This
By Salene Schloffel-Armstrong
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
Read Time: 13 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad examines the way we speak about crises...
Society
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
By Faisal Al-Asaad
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
Read Time: 13 mins
Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
Read Time: 16 mins
James Tapsell-Kururangi explores the themes within...
Art
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
By James Tapsell-Kururangi
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
Read Time: 5 mins
One week on from the terror attacks in Ōtautahi, Hala...
Society
Islamophobia: A Personal Reflection
By Hala Nasr
Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List
Read Time: 8 mins
Instead of spreading white supremacy, why not read...
Society
Amplifying Muslim Voices: A Reading List
By Pantograph Punch
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Read Time: 7 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett reviews Past Caring? Women Work...
Literature
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
Read Time: 9 mins
Coming back from death, Arcia Tecun shares his experiences...
Society
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
By Arcia Tecun
Picking at the Surface
Read Time: 13 mins
Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and...
Society
Picking at the Surface
By Vanessa Crofskey
On Being Skux
Read Time: 11 mins
A nostalgic recap of a national subculture.
Society
On Being Skux
By Tayi Tibble
"Oh you foolish little Zionists"
Read Time: 18 mins
Justine Sachs on the cruelty and inhumanity of Zionism...
Society
"Oh you foolish little Zionists"
By Justine Sachs
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Read Time: 16 mins
As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy...
Art
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
By Matariki Williams
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Read Time: 27 mins
Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable...
Society
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
By Hannah Newport-Watson
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Read Time: 29 mins
What's in a name? The history of a place, its present...
Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
By Balamohan Shingade
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
Read Time: 19 mins
An extract from Caren Wilton’s new book My Body, My...
Society
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
By Caren Wilton