NEW ZEALAND

The Power and Privilege Issue

How a Teen Tried to Heal Her Town After Losing Two Friends to Suicide

By the end of 2016, Nina Griffiths, a teen from New Zealand, had won $10,000 in funding for a youth center, expanded their peer-support program, and propelled the conversation about youth suicide back onto the national stage.
Tess McClure
10.30.18
SEX

When You’re a Sexologist Sex Is Work but You Also Have Two-Hour Orgasms

We spoke to Juliet Allen about redefining how we do and talk about sex.
Laura Borrowdale
10.29.18
sex work

Men Talk About Their Ideal Relationship with Sex Workers

“They see you as more than just a dick with money.”
Frances Morton
10.2.18
octopus

Please Enjoy This Video of a Seal Slapping a Man with an Octopus

The man described the experience as “weird.”
Gavin Butler
9.26.18
Film

The 'Mulan' Co-Star Redefining What It Means to Be Asian On-Screen

“We can paint and validate our own stories.”
Sophia Romanos
8.20.18
ANIMALS

This Art Made from Human Bones Will Make You Rethink Your Existence

New Zealand artist Bruce Mahalski celebrates life while warning of mankind's looming extinction.
Zoe Madden-Smith
Craig Hilton
6.20.18
Photos

This 85-Year-Old Woman Teaches Injured Penguins to Swim

Adorable photos from early-morning swimming lessons on a New Zealand beach.
Tess McClure
5.13.18
Zealandia

The Wilderness Intervention Program Giving Young Offenders a Second Chance

START Taranaki aims to keep convicted teenagers out of juvie.
VICE Staff
5.7.18
Art

These Shapeshifting Photos Reclaim Power for Gender-Diverse Pacific Peoples

Pati Solomona's series "Fāgogo" reconnects LGBTQ Pacific Islanders with their precolonial roots, elevating gender-diverse people to positions of power and cultural force.
Anthony Byrt
5.3.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Government hours from possible shutdown, Supreme Court blocks ruling against gerrymandering in North Carolina, Trump appointee quits over gross history of hate, and more.
VICE Staff
1.19.18
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
ISLAND

These Heroes Beat an Alcohol Ban by Building Their Own Private Sand Island

They brought a picnic table and a cooler out to their boozy sanctuary so they could spend New Year's Eve watching fireworks in "international waters."
Drew Schwartz
1.2.18