The Power and Privilege Issue

How a Teen Tried to Heal Her Town after Losing Two Friends to Suicide

By the end of 2016, Nina Griffiths, a teen from New Zealand, had won $10,000 in funding for a youth centre, expanded their peer-support program, and propelled the conversation about youth suicide back onto the national stage.
Tess McClure
10.15.18
Medicinal Cannabis

High Hopes: Who Will Benefit From NZ's Legal Cannabis Industry?

Māori are disproportionately targeted by drug policing. With NZ poised to legalise medicinal cannabis, will they continue to lose out?
Tess McClure
7.5.18
Medicinal Cannabis

High Hopes: Who Will Benefit From NZ's Legal Cannabis Industry?

Māori are disproportionately targeted by drug policing. With NZ poised to legalise medicinal cannabis, will they continue to lose out?
Tess McClure
7.5.18
Photos

This 85-Year-Old Woman Teaches Injured Penguins to Swim

Dawn lessons for survival at an Auckland beach.
Tess McClure
5.14.18
psa

WTF Is Happening With the Great Ray-Ban Insta Sale of 2018?

Why all your friends are suddenly advertising knock-off Ray-Bans in your insta feed, and how to get rid of it.
Tess McClure
4.17.18
Drugs

Possible Bad Batch of NZ Ecstasy Hospitalises Thirteen

Testing shows a third of MDMA buyers have bought faulty drugs.
Tess McClure
2.27.18
NEW ZEALAND

Photographing New Zealand's Infamous ‘Cannibal Wind’

Can a wind send you mad? Canterbury’s famous Nor’wester has been linked to higher rates of crime, deaths from organ failure, and mental illness.
Tess McClure
1.31.18
Mad Pride

Mental Health Survivors on Institutions, Recovery and What Actually Helps

Here are some voices of experience from inside the New Zealand mental health system.
Tess McClure
12.11.17
Mad Pride

The Dark, Unknown Story of Eugenics in New Zealand

How a powerful group of New Zealanders attempted to wipe out 'mental defectives' and improve the white race.
Tess McClure
12.6.17
Mad Pride

Making a Truce With the Voices in Your Head

The Hearing Voices network is a group of New Zealanders who are living with—and accepting—schizophrenia.
Tess McClure
12.4.17
JUSTICE

New Zealand High Court Finds National Ripped Off Eminem

Judge charges the political party $600,000 for using 'Lose Yourself' "sound-alike" in their election campaign.
Tess McClure
10.25.17
elections nz

New Zealand Has a New Government: Now What?

Here’s what we can expect from our new leaders on student loans, housing, immigration, cannabis and other key policies.
Tess McClure
10.19.17
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