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News of Zealand

Kiwi Newspaper Pronounces Spike Lee Dead in Botched Tribute to Stan Lee

The Gisborne Herald embarrassingly confused the very alive director for the late Marvel genius.
Zoe Madden-Smith
5 days ago
News

Vivienne Westwood Takes on Fracking With America's Cup Protest Tees

The designer and activist is part of a campaign to ban a pro-fracking sponsor from Auckland’s 2021 race.
Mitch Parker
11.13.18
Music

Miss Blanks is Here to Make Music, Have Fun and “Call Out the Fuckery”

Meet the Brisbane rapper before she plays our shows in Wellington and Auckland.
Samuel Te Kani
11.13.18
News of Zealand

Blue Light Might Be Why You Had A Shit Sleep Last Night

A New Zealand study suggests humans aren’t the only ones out of whack, plants and animals are feeling the brunt of artificial blue light too.
Zoe Madden-Smith
11.13.18
New Zealand Hip-Hop Week

A Conversation with Dean Hapeta, the Outspoken Godfather of New Zealand Hip-Hop

This week, Upper Hutt Posse get, quite rightly, inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
Atereano Mateariki
11.11.18
Armistice Day

War Stories of Māori and Pacific Soldiers Are Even More Chilling In Spoken Word

Four young Aotearoa poets capture our history for the centenary of Armistice Day.
Zahra Shahtahmasebi
11.10.18
Photos

These Portraits Capture the Complexity of Addiction Recovery

New Zealand photographer Vee Hoy drew on her own journey, and the recovering addicts she met through the process, for her series 'Grateful Addiction'.
James Borrowdale
11.8.18
News of Zealand

One in Eight New Zealand Adults Are On Antidepressants

The rising tide of prescription medication, some experts say, is due to a lack of other treatment options.
Zahra Shahtahmasebi
11.8.18
sex work

Sex Work is About Finding Your Niche, and Upselling

"I’m a non-binary takatāpui transsexual, and I like being feminine, and I want a dick, and I don’t see why I shouldn’t."
Stevie
11.8.18
News of Zealand

A Sperm Drought is Hitting New Zealand Fertility Clinics

As fertility clinics struggle to meet demand, Kiwi women turn to social media’s unregulated sperm market.
Zahra Shahtahmasebi
11.7.18
Music

JessB and Half.Queen on the Bond Behind Their Power

In a male-dominated industry, collaboration is leading to success for this New Zealand hip hop duo.
Aleyna Martinez
11.7.18
hemp

Hemp Seed Is Finally a Legit Human Food in New Zealand

VICE talked reform with the local king of cannabis cuisine, who will no longer have to label his product as "animal feed".
Zoe Madden-Smith
11.7.18