Rural Week NZ

Photography

“The Human Condition is Amazing” - Derek Henderson's Slaughterhouse Photos

Confronting yet gentle portraits of the New Zealand men and women who spend day in, day out, butchering animals.
VICE Staff
6.4.17
Rural Week NZ

Talking Sexism Outside the City with One of NZ’s Best Young Farmers

Lisa Kendall is the fourth female to make it to the grand final of Young Farmer of the Year in its 48-year history.
James Borrowdale
6.2.17
Rural Week NZ

There’s a Buried Forest on My Land

What it means to be Māori and a guest on your own land
Rachel Buchanan
6.2.17
Rural Week NZ

How Māori Healers Transform New Zealand’s Bush Into a Medicine Cabinet

We went bush to learn about rongoā—the indigenous medical practices of Māori using New Zealand's natural resources.
Tess McClure
6.1.17
Rural Week NZ

It's Complicated: Is NZ Media's Relationship with Kiwi Farmers Busted?

I'm a farm kid, and a journalist, and right now that's an awkward position to be in.
Ben Stanley
6.1.17
Rural Week NZ

This Dystopian Novel Turns the South Island Into Disturbing Farm Prisons

We spoke to Wellington author Rhydian Thomas about critiquing New Zealand politics and fetishising cows in his first book.
Laura Pitcher
6.1.17
Rural Week NZ

Taking the Fight for Ihumātao All the Way to the United Nations

We meet the 26-year-old battling to protect one of the few remaining heritage rural spaces in Auckland from urban creep.
Liam Ratana
5.31.17
Rural Week NZ

Photos of Growing Up Wild and Free in Rural New Zealand

Without formal education, the paddocks, bush and beach become classrooms.
Laura Rodriguez Castro
5.31.17
Rural Week NZ

Daggy and the Dickheads: NZ's Underrated Sheep Shearing Rockers

“We thought we were pop stars for five minutes.”
Hussein Moses
5.31.17
Rural Week NZ

Why Growing Up in a Gang Town Isn't Always What You Think

I almost never talk about being from Kawerau, not out of embarrassment, but because people make assumptions about your life.
Morgan Godfery
5.30.17
Rural Week NZ

Thieves in the Night: Secrets of a Modern Day Stock Rustler

Stolen livestock is estimated to cost New Zealand farmers $120 million a year, yet most thefts are never reported to the police. We find out just where those $10 meat packs come from.
Anonymous
5.30.17
Rural Week NZ

Being a Horse Reiki Master Takes You to Some Dark Places

"If the horse is releasing an emotion from anger, or it's releasing from a reaction to something a human's done, that can be quite uncomfortable."
Laura Borrowdale
5.30.17
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