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Waitangi Day 2018
Waitangi Day 2018

Four New Zealand Artists On Confronting Colonialism

"For me, neo-colonisation is an unseen process that cloaks our bodies and minds every single day."
Aimée Ralfini
2.5.18
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom

Six Lessons About Love From Nigel the Lonely Gannet

Reflecting on Nigel, the bird who spent four years wooing a concrete block.
Laura Taylor
2.3.18
NEW ZEALAND
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
Cannabis
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
mental health
mental health

How I Survived Suicide By Cop

New Zealand actor Rob Mokaraka has taken his darkest moment and turned it into a play to help others dealing with depression.
Rob Mokaraka
1.9.18
ISLAND
ISLAND

Heroes Beat Alcohol Ban by Building Their Own Private Sand Island

They brought a picnic table and a cooler out to their boozy sanctuary so they could spend New Year's Eve watching fireworks in "international waters."
Drew Schwartz
1.2.18
Photos
Photos

Photographing Japanese Schoolgirls, Without the Stereotypes

Everyday images of an all-girls high school in Tokyo where life doesn't imitate anime.
Katherine Gillespie
12.17.17
Mad Pride
Mad Pride

Getting Back on Meds

New Zealand comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer on coming to grips with managing anxiety and depression—medically.
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
12.13.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Barnaby Joyce Tells New Zealand to “Stay Away” From Manus

Our Deputy PM would really like Jacinda Ardern to back off.
Katherine Gillespie
12.12.17
Mad Pride
Mad Pride

Hundreds of NZ's Mental Health Patients Are Getting Forced Electroconvulsive Therapy

The use of non-consensual electroconvulsive therapy in New Zealand has more than tripled in two years. Why are so many more mental health patients being shocked without permission?
Jessica McAllen
12.12.17
Mad Pride
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
mental health
mental health

'Fuck Depression': Why a Kiwi Wrote This Blunt Book on Mental Illness

In the last year 606 New Zealanders have died by suicide. 606.
James Borrowdale
12.7.17