James Borrowdale

Christchurch shooting

Christchurch Is Still Reeling From New Zealand’s Worst Mass Shooting

“There’s something about Christchurch now. There’s this weird cloud over it.”
James Borrowdale
4.13.19
shooting

Terrorism in Christchurch: One of New Zealand’s “Darkest Days”

At least 49 are dead in what’s expected to be the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history.
Edoardo Liotta
James Borrowdale
3.15.19
shooting

Everything We Know So Far About the Mosque Shooting in Christchurch

People have been killed, witnesses say.
James Borrowdale
3.15.19
Zealandia

Intimate Portraits of Tonga's Deportees

"These guys, they’ve been through a lot in life, and I feel like it comes through in their faces."
James Borrowdale
2.12.19
Zealandia

'The Forever No': The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees

There is little support to prevent criminal deportees from reverting to a life of crime. With meth flooding the country, that’s bad news for Tonga.
James Borrowdale
2.7.19
Zealandia

Tongan Deportees On the Struggle To Reinvent In A Place Both Home And Not

Watch VICE New Zealand's latest documentary, 'Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise.'
James Borrowdale
2.7.19
News of Zealand

New Zealand's Elite Mini Golf Scene Is At War With Itself

“I’ll wrap my putter around your head,” one top-flight mini golfer allegedly told another.
James Borrowdale
1.24.19
Culture

Chatham Island Is a Paradise

A photographic ode to the beauty, isolation and seafood of this remote New Zealand outpost.
James Borrowdale
12.11.18
Chatham Islands

The Joy and Boredom of Being Young in New Zealand's Most Remote Outpost

No cell reception, one pub, few faces you haven’t seen before. What life is like on the Chatham Islands, the most isolated corner of one of the most isolated countries in the world.
James Borrowdale
11.30.18
Ghost Stories

Minnie Dean Is a Victim of Old New Zealand's Puritanical Views on Reproductive Rights

Vilified in the press as a child murder, Minnie Dean was a woman who took care of kids no one else wanted.
James Borrowdale
10.31.18
Film

Ease Out Of This World and Enjoy These Poetic Micro Films

A new series by New Zealand filmmaker Sam Handley queries the hypnotic effect of screens on our lives.
James Borrowdale
8.31.18