A major new investigation by the Classification Office confirms that exposure to porn is widespread among NZ teens, and is affecting the way they think about and experience sex.
Stacey Kerapa has bitter experience of how brutal Police can be to Trans Māori, but the progress made over the years means that the decision to ban uniformed cops is a huge mistake, she says
The recent killing of an American by a North Sentinel tribe has put the isolated island on the map. Scott Hamilton sheds light on three myths about the North Sentinelese.
Every day in the leadup to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Alex Casey on dreams.
Healthcare workers experience more violence than any other job in New Zealand. A nurse writes about her experiences in ED wards around the country, and what needs to change.
The job's got harder, the pay's got worse. Toby Morris spends a day with two primary teachers and finds out what the teaching crisis is all about.
While multiple New Zealand Christmas parades are maintaining the Dutch 'black Pete' character, one of the most famous has decided to end it. Willem van der Velde tells Alex Casey â€¦
In many ways, getting ready to die has been the most fulfilling project of my life. Everything after has seemed ordinary, unimportant, except for love, writes Michael Stevens
From an academic suspecting foul play to the spooks blocking Huawei gear in the new broadband roll-out, China is suddenly in a lot of headlines. Don Rowe rounds it all up.
The news that the recidivist drunk driver will not be jailed for his latest offence has prompted an outcry. But prison clearly isn't working, writes Roger Brooking. Isn't it time we tried something new?
There's a new movement in the dog community – veganism. But are dogs being forced to forego meat against their will? Emily Writes investigates.
As the debate surrounding the Auckland Pride parade continues to gather steam and rumours spread in all directions, here's a guide to the issues, the history and the decisions that led to the fallout.
Contrary to popular opinion, lots of young people care deeply about politics and are desperate to have their voices heard, writes youth journalist and activist Azaria Howell.
An ex-colleague Linda Astor, who tricked her way to becoming the head of clinical psychiatry at Nelson-Marlborough Health, has spoken out for the first time about working with the fake psychiatrist.
Speaking to The Spinoff’s On the Rag podcast, Clementine Ford predicted one man would turn up to protest her speaking event. What she didn’t anticipate... was four.