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Vice Guide to Right Now

A Tattoo Kit Made From Human Bones Has Been Dated at 2,700 Years Old

The lead archaeologists behind the discovery says the tools would have been "a lot more painful."
Edoardo Liotta
3.7.19
Zealandia

Tonga Was Never Colonised, So Why Does It Feel So Colonised?

And what the conflict between traditional monarchists and reformers means for kingdom’s future.
Sela Jane Hopgood
2.20.19
Zealandia

Intimate Portraits of Tonga's Deportees

"These guys, they’ve been through a lot in life, and I feel like it comes through in their faces."
James Borrowdale
2.12.19
Zealandia

What It's Like Growing Up Tongan in New Zealand

One people, different cultures.
Edmond Fehoko
2.10.19
Zealandia

Highlights From Our ‘Deportees of Tonga’ Launch

Here's what our panel had to say about home, belonging and deportation.
James Borrowdale
2.8.19
Zealandia

Tongan Deportees On the Struggle To Reinvent In A Place Both Home And Not

Watch VICE New Zealand's latest documentary, 'Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise'.
James Borrowdale
2.6.19
Zealandia

'The Forever No': The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees

There is little support to prevent criminal deportees from reverting to a life of crime. With meth flooding the country, that’s bad news for Tonga.
James Borrowdale
2.6.19
Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.26.19
Photos

Beautiful Photos of the Mate Ma'a Tonga Phenomenon Painting Auckland Red

The team may have lost, but the Tongan community undoubtedly won.
James Borrowdale
10.22.18
Photos

Seeing Red: Photos of Tonga's Epic Post-Cup Celebrations

Mighty Mate Ma'a fans turn downtown Auckland scarlet, in protest and triumph.
Todd Henry Photography
11.27.17
News of Zealand

News of Zealand: Keep Out of Waitakere Ranges to Save Kauri, Says Iwi

The proposed entry ban depends on the support of local government. Plus more teacher shortages in Auckland, and a restock of anti-cancer vaccines.
95 bFM
VICE Staff
11.15.17
Photos

Jubilant Photos of Tonga and Samoa League Fans in South Auckland

Smiles and flags after the so-called "blood match".
Todd Henry Photography
11.7.17
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