Sasha Borissenko

Cannabis

These Kiwi Brothers Moved to Amsterdam to Save New Zealand's Best Weed

The crop that got them busted in Kaitaia got them awards on the other side of the world.
Sasha Borissenko
1.31.18
Sex

New Zealand Sex Workers on Their Clients’ Messiest Food Fetishes

Squashed kiwifruit, sushi and champagne: we investigate the logistics of satisfying that food fantasy.
Sasha Borissenko
10.19.17
LGBQT

Same-Sex Couples Are Travelling to New Zealand for Bittersweet Weddings

Mostly from Australia.
Sasha Borissenko
5.25.17
alien encounters

New Zealanders on Their Extraterrestrial Encounters

You know those flashing lights you saw that one time in the sky? Maybe they weren't comets after all.
Sasha Borissenko
5.11.17
Health

People Explain How Wellness Ended Up Making Them Sick

Coffee enemas and goji berries: What could go wrong?
Sasha Borissenko
4.21.17
weed week nz

Why Can’t New Zealand Make Progress On Medicinal Cannabis?

Public opinion is mostly for it, so why are politics still getting in the way?
Sasha Borissenko
4.13.17
NEW ZEALAND

The Mundanity of Being a Dominatrix in New Zealand

What it's like working in one of the most liberal sex industries in the world—hour by hour.
Sasha Borissenko
12.21.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill English Gets to Be New Zealand’s Prime Minister on Monday

John Key's pick will sail into the role next week, despite the fact he failed miserably last time he went for the job.
Sasha Borissenko
12.8.16
Stuff

We Asked New Zealanders How They Will Remember John Key

"I really can't get over the whole flag-changing debacle."
Sasha Borissenko
12.5.16
News

We Asked New Zealand Junior Doctors Why They’re on Strike

"I've prescribed the wrong medical doses and that's pretty standard across the board. I haven't killed anyone yet, thankfully."
Sasha Borissenko
10.19.16
Stuff

For Trans People, New Zealand's Medical System Is a Fight That Never Ends

We investigate why access to hormone treatment and gender reassignment surgery is so often a long and painful experience for New Zealand's trans community.
Sasha Borissenko
10.13.16
Stuff

​A Survival Guide to New Zealand's Local Elections: For First Time Voters

Full to the gills with local body politicians who nobody's heard of, with their uniformed mediocrity, heinous graphic design, and shameless social climbing and also really important.
Sasha Borissenko
9.29.16
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