Sherry Zhang

Sherry Zhang is a writer, theatre producer, and creative based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Society
Jul 24, 2021

Your queer Chinese-New Zealand teenage fantasy: How we wrote Yang/Young/杨

The play is a mash-up of our diary entries, dreams, fears, fantasies and hopes for our generation and the next.

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Music
Feb 14, 2021
broken heart listening to music

The fine art of curating a breakup playlist

How to find the perfect soundtrack for your heartbreak.

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Society
Jan 25, 2021

The bad sh*t: My search for a solution to irritable bowel syndrome

What’s it like to have your life governed by your gut? It's crap, frankly.

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Society
Jan 12, 2021

Unpaid internships: foot in the door or labour exploitation?

It's a common path to employment for young graduates, but being paid in experience doesn't cover the rent.

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Society
Dec 11, 2020

The many problems with Auckland University’s racist coffee

Is offensive coffee packaging an unfortunate misstep, or just the tip of the iceberg?

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Books
Dec 4, 2020

Chloe Gong is 21, she’s from the North Shore, and she just wrote a US bestseller

Young adult novel These Violent Delights was released in the US three weeks ago and is already a massive hit. Its author is a university student from New Zealand.

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Music
Oct 28, 2020

Drax Project are set be the sound of the Kiwi summer, again

Drax Project are back from LA, and finalists in next month's Aotearoa Music Awards for single of the year. Sherry Zhang catches up with the band as they get ready to release their new single 'Firefly'.

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BurgerFuel
Oct 16, 2020

How to assemble a Kiwi classic: 25 years of culture and kūmara fries

One of New Zealand's most revered culinary exports, BurgerFuel is also one of our most enduring.

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Politics
Oct 16, 2020

Naisi Chen, a new generation of Chinese New Zealander, is parliament-bound

What does it mean to represent the Chinese community in 2020?

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Society
Oct 11, 2020

‘Soul-destroying’: What conversion therapy in NZ looks like

Someone who went through conversion therapy describes its damaging effects.

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Politics
Oct 6, 2020

Election 2020: the tertiary education policies in two minutes

Our very quick guide to what's on offer when it comes to tertiary education.

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Food
Oct 1, 2020

Why we eat mooncakes today, and how to make them yourself

But what on earth are Mooncakes? It's the only sweet pastry you'll need for Mid-Autumn festival.

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Society
Sep 27, 2020

In defence of clowns

Clowns are tired of being compared to your shitty ex, serial killers and politicians.

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Society
Sep 21, 2020

What every NZ university has planned for the rest of this Covid-disrupted year

As tertiary institutions round the halfway mark of semester two, The Spinoff spoke to students and their universities about how they're adapting to the changes wrought by the pandemic.

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Media
Sep 16, 2020

‘Shit You Should Care About’ and the rise of Insta-news

Sherry Zhang talks to the founders of Shit You Should Care About about social media's ever-evolving role as a news source.

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Politics
Sep 3, 2020

Rainbow Election 2020 highlights LGBTQI+ issues – and a lack of policy

A new policy tool highlights the rainbow policies that matter this year, and which parties support them.

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Politics
Aug 27, 2020

Seven MPs who got their start in youth wings – and one who didn’t

A selection of politicians take us down memory lane to explain how they got their start in politics, teenage hair choices and all.

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Society
Aug 22, 2020

Which conspiracy theory are you? A complete astrological guide

Can't decide which rabbit hole to fall into? Let the planets guide you.

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The Bulletin
Aug 19, 2020

The pledge to stand up to racism against retail staff

Covid-19 has increased the racism towards frontline retail staff. Z Energy’s Matau Stewart on why some of New Zealand’s biggest retail companies are proactively addressing abuse of their staff.

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New Zealand Music
Aug 7, 2020

In full bloom: Paige on standing up, speaking out and always growing

The Always Growing songwriter tells us about her new EP and why she thinks it’s so important for NZ music to include voices like hers.

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Money
Jul 24, 2020

Ticket scam bots are infesting Facebook. What happens when you chat to one?

As one of the few places on earth where live events are taking place, NZ is seeing its Facebook pages overrun by scammers trying to trick fans out of cash.

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