A tribute to The Lettering Book, which turned school kids into graphic designers

Tara Ward remembers the book that made every school project sing.

I complained to Labour of a sexual assault. Then I read about it in the news

As the Labour party prepares to release the findings of an investigation into its handling of sexual assault allegations, another ex-volunteer shares her experience.

On the Rag: Sometimes the best self-care is just having a big rage

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.

The BSA ruling on a ‘Jew’ slur loaded with centuries of persecution is utterly feeble

The ruling from the broadcasting regulator on a plainly anti-Semitic comment is unacceptable and suggests we have failed to learn the lessons of March 15.

Society Archive

I thought NZ had changed. Then I saw the cartoon making fun of our Sāmoan babies’ deaths

I know the humanity of New Zealanders is far greater than the zero empathy of a cartoonist. But it still hurts.

What charities need from you this Christmas

Christmas is celebrated as a time of joy and togetherness, but the holiday season can also add a whole new set of pressures for Kiwis living in need.

Our wellbeing, our terms: OurPride 2020 is going to pop off

The tail end of 2018 featured uproarious debate over the future direction of Auckland Pride. A year later, Jade Winterburn reflects on the developments since then and what that means for the future of Pride.

The Crusaders had a chance to make a clean break. They flunked it

By changing the logo, the Super Rugby side is admitting that the brand is problematic – but they haven't actually changed the crucially problematic bit.

Sāmoa is deep in a measles crisis. The last thing it needs is misinformation

At a time like this individuals spreading nonsense is downright dangerous.

Arming police is heavy-handed and ill-advised – and Māori and Pasifika will pay the price

We know that implicit bias exists in our society. It exists in our workplaces, it exists in our schools, and exists when our police use guns, writes Fa’anana Efeso Collins, a former researcher in youth gangs and currently councillor for Manukau. 

Telling disabled people’s stories free from the framings of the abled

I want to reflect the complexities of disabled people’s lived experiences and identities – and on our own terms.

The everything platform

At Vodafone HQ on the North Shore, a multinational team is working to build a network which will change New Zealand. Duncan Greive watches the birth of 5G.

The Side Eye: The Trap Life

Skwaaak! Toby Morris meets the community trapping groups changing Wellington's sky.

The defence approach in the Grace Millane trial is no one-off. It is increasingly, shockingly common

The ‘rough sex gone wrong’ defence is on the rise in the UK – and, alarmingly, it sometimes works.

Revealed: The true fate of the Western Springs geese

A gargantuan gaggle of Auckland's most feared waterfowl have been served an eviction notice. But where are they really going? Alice Neville investigates. 

Men’s violence against women: the blind spots in the Grace Millane trial

At the Auckland High Court, I watched a trial unfolding as a crucible of modern gender and sexual politics under the spotlight of unprecedented media coverage.