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
1.30.18
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
Sexplanations

I Don’t Regret Having My Baby: Teen Pregnancy in NZ

Recent figures show​ 88 percent of teen births in New Zealand were unplanned pregnancies. We look at some of the factors contributing to this national health issue.
Sasha Borissenko
9.15.17
MARIJUANA

Do New Zealand's New Medical Marijuana Rules Actually Help Sick People?

It's now legal for doctors to prescribe medical marijuana - but patients say the costs are prohibitive and supply's not there.
Sasha Borissenko
6.8.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

Sick New Zealanders Can Finally Get Medicinal Cannabis From Their Doctor

The government announced today they will lift restrictions on doctors prescribing CBD oil.
Sasha Borissenko
6.2.17
LGBQT

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

Mostly from Australia.
Sasha Borissenko
5.24.17
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
Broadly

Men Get Top Jobs in Traditionally Female Fields Because of Course They Do

You've heard of the glass ceiling. Meet the phenomenon of New Zealand men riding the "glass escalator."
Sasha Borissenko
5.9.17
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
Health

An Affordable Cure For Hep C: the New Zealand Medical Profession's Little Secret

An underground buyer’s club has sprung up to meet demand for unfunded Hep C drugs in New Zealand. It’s legal, so why are so many doctors not telling their patients about accessing potentially life-saving treatment?
Sasha Borissenko
4.11.17
climate change

Does This Extreme Weather New Zealand Keeps Having Mean We're Fucked?

We asked a climate scientist if we're on the brink of climate change apocalypse.
Sasha Borissenko
4.6.17
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