On Wednesday Express magazine published an article about Paul Heard, confirming his resignation from the New Zealand Aids Foundation in the wake of a very racist Facebook post. The community reaction was immediate, vitriolic and hugely problematic, writes Sam Brooks.
In November 2016, Auckland tech entrepreneur Sacha Judd delivered a talk in Berlin which became an internet hit. It was titled 'How the tech sector could move in One Direction', and it argued that 1D fandom contains a lot of clues to the lack of diversity in tech. Last week she delivered a follow-up talk in Auckland, which we're proud to republish here.
Māori are the greatest victims of New Zealand’s war on drugs, but many Māori leaders are opposed to ideas of decriminalisation or legalisation. Professor Khylee Quince spoke to Simon Day about why tikanga Māori needs to be at the heart of drug reform.
It's easy to dismiss a stray look or comment as simple rudeness, but often it's much more than that. Philip McKibbin (Ngāi Tahu) presents a call to arms against casual racism.
In July 2018 Canada will become the second country in the world to universally legalise cannabis (Uruguay too the plunge earlier this year). Former Canadian deputy prime minister, Anne McLellan, spoke at the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s parliamentary symposium about her role in guiding Canada’s drug reform.
'If you create the community, then great things will come from it.' In Hawke's Bay, a papa kāinga – or community housing development – is providing a blueprint for social housing provision in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association’s companion animal spokesperson Rochelle Ferguson is one of thousands of veterinarians celebrating today’s ban on tail docking. Here she explains why this cause is so close to her heart and the long dark road taken to get here.
As the legalisation of cannabis edges closer to reality, some savvy entrepreneurs are getting ready to cash in. But what about the tens of thousands who've suffered mentally, physically and financially under our marijuana laws? Madeleine Holden argues the case for post-legalisation reparations.
A new regular column following the female-to-male transition of Wellington writer Felix Desmarais. Month one: 'It’s not easy having your balls put in your butt.'
At first look, it all seems so sensible: people who find no value in their lives should be allowed the choice to end them. Right? Wrong, says Dr John Fox – and here's why.