What makes an activist?

Ensemble's Lofa Totua explores the evolving nature of her understanding of activism, and asks those fighting against injustice about what being an 'activist' means to them. The other week I released …

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Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future, in 400 words or fewer.

From friends to foes: How two Māngere College old boys made it as rugby pros

How did two pupils from Māngere College end up playing on different sides in the Bledisloe Cup?

A naive grower’s guide to great weed

An entirely hypothetical guide to cultivating your own cannabis plants.

The Side Eye: How to draw Winston Peters

A brief illustrated history of 45 years in the political life of Winston Peters NZ politician.

Society Archive

University of Auckland secretly tracked students’ social media activity for months

The University of Auckland has been tracking its online mentions. Craccum reveals what it found.

Deepest cut: The barber helping men face up to themselves

Barber Peleti Oli-Alainu'uese is using his story of overcoming a background of sexual and physical abuse to inspire others to tackle their own issues.

Obesity and personal choice: A response to Judith Collins

The National leader's comments were rooted in political ideology rather than real-life experience.

From free fruit trees to cheaper tampons: What kids would do if they were PM

The judges have spoken: These are the best ideas for changing Aotearoa for the better, courtesy of some of our brightest young minds.

Cannabis is linked to a greater risk of schizophrenia. Why isn’t that part of the legalisation debate?

We've heard a lot about the social benefits a law change would bring, but precious little on the mental health risks it could also pose, writes Sophie Vreeburg.

Finding a remedy for South Auckland’s health issues

How are the main parties planning to address South Auckland's health inequities?

Future Act MP held ‘climate hysteria skeptics’ meetings at high school

The Act Party’s number four candidate also criticised the “myth of settled science” around climate change.

The Intersection: The story of a massacre

At a nondescript rural intersection in Waikato lies the site of a near-forgotten massacre, the subject of a new show by artist and writer Bob Kerr, who tells the story of Rangiaowhia here.

I’m 80 years old. I’ve never touched cannabis. And I’ve changed my mind on legalisation

In 1967 I changed my mind on another referendum, about six o'clock closing.

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

Someone who went through conversion therapy describes its damaging effects.

I love my family. My family love Trump

'Silence is complicity', they say. But what do you do when speaking up could irreparably damage the relationships you value most?

How roller skating became the sport of the year

Few hobbies have captured the mainstream imagination in 2020 quite like roller skating. Jihee Junn explores the many reasons why.