James Borrowdale

Christchurch

Christchurch is still reeling from New Zealand’s worst mass shooting

“There’s something about Christchurch now. There’s this weird cloud over it.”
James Borrowdale
4.12.19
New Zealand attacks

New Zealand is coming for these farmers’ guns. They're OK with that.

“It’s not the time to fight over a little gun. It’s not that important.”
James Borrowdale
3.22.19
hate

New Zealand's Muslims say Islamophobia was a problem long before the Christchurch massacre

“I have received racist comments ... Anyone who has a sister who wears a headscarf would know that they experience this as well; it’s all part of living here.”
James Borrowdale
3.19.19
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
Deportation

The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees

We talked to criminal deportees who have little support to prevent them from reverting to a life of crime.
James Borrowdale
2.7.19
mental health

I Survived Depression and Now I'm Trying to Help Others Do the Same

New Zealand actor Rob Mokaraka has taken his darkest moment and turned it into a play to help others dealing with depression.
Rob Mokaraka
1.8.18
crime

The Four Most Infamous Heists of All Time

On the surveillance tapes, it looks like they’re having fun. Two attractive young women smiling and laughing behind oversized sunglasses, they could easily be buying cigarettes or gum.
James Borrowdale
8.9.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Auckland's Youngest Mayoral Candidate Didn't Win, but Will She Make It to Parliament?

Chlöe Swarbrick came third in a field of 19, but even this was an achievement.
James Borrowdale
5.30.17
Politics

3 Doors Down's Manager Explains Why the Band Said Yes to Trump's Inauguration

Why the fuck would anyone say yes?
James Borrowdale
1.19.17
rock

The Rise of Marlon Williams, As Told By a Guy Who Used to Loan Him a Couch

This is what it’s like to watch your mate become a lauded country singer.
James Borrowdale
3.17.16