Society

A minority community can be its own enemy

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.

Why Canadians will soon be allowed to buy weed – legally (WATCH)

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.

How one iwi is finding its own way out of the housing crisis

'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 case for marijuana reparations

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.