NEW ZEALAND

Electricity

I Got Shocked By the Machines Once Used to ‘Cure’ Homosexuality and Hysteria

These electro-shock devices act as a pocket history of healthcare and repression.
Tess McClure
3.6.17
LGBTQI

Dark Histories: These Photographs Tell Forgotten Stories of Murder and Violence Against Gay Men

We spoke to artist Sean Coyle about his work memorialising sites of homophobic violence.
Tess McClure
2.16.17
Waitangi Week

Powerful Portraits By a Young Māori Photographer Looking For His Heritage

Chev Hassett combines Māori tradition with contemporary photography.
Laura Pitcher
2.9.17
Stuff

What I Learned From Having a Dad with Depression

New Zealand comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer was working on the hit comedy 'What We Do in the Shadows' when tragedy struck his real life.
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as told to Laetitia Laubscher
10.18.16
News

A French Hitchhiker Lost His Shit in New Zealand After No One Picked Him Up

He smashed up the Punakaiki entrance sign—allegedly worth $3000—and threw it into a river.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
9.20.16
Culture

'Bisexuality', a Poem by Hera Lindsay Bird

"Everyone assumes you want to fuck them.........and they're right"
Hera Lindsay Bird
9.12.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Quit His Job to Travel the World Catching Pokémon

Currie has been on the road for a week now and already bagged 90 of the original 151 Pokémon.
VICE Staff
7.25.16
HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA

This Steampunk Rocker Is Campaigning to Regulate Synthetic Drugs

Hamilton Morris travels to New Zealand to meet musician and activist Matt Bowden, who's been fighting for drug reform in the country.
Hamilton Morris
7.15.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Throat-Slitting Scene in a 'Sweeney Todd' High School Play Went Very Wrong

Two teenagers suffered real cuts from a real razor as a result of a serious prop mishap, but both are out of the hospital.
Spencer Fox
4.8.16
Culture

In Loving Memory of Auckland’s Oldest Strip Club

For 53 years Las Vegas was the seedy, beating heart of K Road. And then it was gone.
Julian Morgans
1.28.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A New Zealand Student Cheater Smashed Up an Office with an Axe to Steal Her Exam Back

The unnamed 23-year-old hid in a closet inside Otago University, then broke down several doors in an apparent attempt to erase evidence of her cheating.
Wendy Syfret
12.9.15
FOOD

Meet the Model Who Ate 22 Big Macs in an Hour

Twenty-three-year-old Nela Zisser is New Zealand's most famous competitive eater.
Julian Morgans
11.20.15