Society

We Can't Stop
Read Time: 17 mins
We just can't get over Miley Cyrus, except for when...
Music
We Can't Stop
By Claire Duncan
A Simple Acknowledgement
Read Time: 12 mins
For the last week, the national discourse has been...
Society
A Simple Acknowledgement
By Pantograph Punch
Pure Anger
Read Time: 19 mins
Last month, seventeen people ran for the most powerful...
Society
Pure Anger
By Joe Nunweek
Oh, The Places You'll Go
Read Time: 23 mins
Yasmin Chilmeran explores what it means to be an immigrant...
Society
Oh, The Places You'll Go
By Yasmin Chilmeran
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
Read Time: 26 mins
Admissions of female lawyers have outnumbered males...
Society
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
By Di White
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
Music
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Read Time: 8 mins
In January this year, a light fitting fell three metres...
Society
Missing Screws and Disappearing Months: Living in the Shadow of a Traumatic Brain Injury
By Hayden Donnell
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
Read Time: 9 mins
We wade in, slightly late and a little out of breath...
Society
We’re Tweeting, We’re Working: On the Hypochondria of Longform Journalism
By Pantograph Punch
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
Society
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
Read Time: 32 mins
2013 finds the state of American journalism in a non...
Society
First Drafts and Cargo Cults: Journalism and the Crippling Power of Myth
By Joe Nunweek
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
Read Time: 21 mins
A steep section, a tiny budget and four untrained...
Society
A House of One's Own: Building The DOGBOX
By Sally Ogle
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
Read Time: 23 mins
After years of fearful prophecy, prostitution was...
Society
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
By Kieran Clarkin
Aping Intolerance
Read Time: 10 mins
What happens when Australians post hate-speech online...
Society
Aping Intolerance
By Matt Harnett
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
Read Time: 33 mins
As you're growing up, you're told you can be anything...
Society
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
By Alec Hutchinson
Christchurch: The Transitional City
Read Time: 5 mins
Six temporary projects from a city still dealing with...
Art
Christchurch: The Transitional City
By Barnaby Bennett
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
Read Time: 15 mins
The annual list that tells us what NZ's politicians...
Society
The House Of Common Delights: Ten Notable Interests from our MPs
By Joe Nunweek
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
Read Time: 17 mins
Kieran Clarkin didn't go looking for some great American...
Art
Ugly Castles, Vast Prospects: Hearst, Morgan and A Wary American Compromise
By Kieran Clarkin
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
Read Time: 12 mins
In 2007, poet Greg Kan was sent from the country he...
Society
Borrowed Lungs: My Life as a Conscript
By Greg Kan
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
Read Time: 12 mins
Rakhi Kumar claimed her challenge to Michelle Obama...
Music
An Open Letter to Rakhi Kumar, Beyonce-Hater: Your Feminism Is Not My Feminism
By Madeleine Holden
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
Read Time: 16 mins
Greg Bruce meets the Auckland man who did pass go...
Society
The Battleship and The Thimble: A Glimpse Into The Monopoly World Championships
By Greg Bruce
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
Read Time: 9 mins
Alice Miller on our cultural reluctance (or is it...
Society
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
By Alice Miller
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
Read Time: 9 mins
The site returns for 2013 in seer-like anticipation...
Society
A Punch Foretold: Five Predictions For The Year Ahead
By Joe Nunweek
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
Read Time: 21 mins
Matt Harnett talks to Nicky Hager on mass media, democracy...
Society
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
By Matt Harnett
Exclusive: The Opening Address of Tedx Auckland
Read Time: 8 mins
Ahead of this weekend's inaugural Auckland TED talks...
Society
Exclusive: The Opening Address of Tedx Auckland
By Joe Nunweek
From Each According To His Need:  How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
Read Time: 11 mins
This week, guest writer Kyle Rainsford talks about...
Society
From Each According To His Need: How Our Tax System Punishes the Poor
By Kyle Rainsford
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett
My Swim With Kim
Read Time: 14 mins
As Kim Dotcom's court case drags on, so too does our...
Society
My Swim With Kim
By Jose Barbosa
Truth and Reconciliation
Read Time: 3 mins
How does a nation go about 'replacing myth with fact...
Society
Truth and Reconciliation
By Matt Harnett
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
Read Time: 2 mins
The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
Society
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
By Joe Nunweek
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
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