Māori incarceration runs deep in New Zealand history but two university professors say taking a tikanga approach to criminal justice could break the racist system that traps Māori in generational cycles of imprisonment.
If there’s a name that you are bound to hear on the radio any time soon, that name is ROONIE – or more specifically, Michaela Pointon.The 19-year-old has recently re-established herself on the NZ music scene as pop artist ROONIE – complete with her debut release My Heart, a vibrant track that matches her bright personality to a tee. I sat down with ROONIE to chat music, inspiration and her goals for the future.
Directed by Queernation TV host and Shortland Street writer, Max Currie brings the story of young trans activist Caz Davis to the screen in Rūrangi, premiering as part of the Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2020 programme.
Tearaway’s future is in safe hands as it’s publishership is officially handed over to a new owner this week.
Long-time music columnist Erica McQueen broke the news to contributors that she would be taking on both publishing and editing responsibilities, last Monday — taking the magazine into its 35th year of publication.
People worldwide are debating whether we should take down statues of historical figures associated with colonisation and racism. Here's why removing those statues is essential in standing against discrimination.
The 2020 New Zealand International Film Festival is premiering this weekend - with a twist, this year the platform comes to you! The Whanau Marama programme hosts feature films and short shoots from all over the world including exclusive premieres. We share a couple of our favourite picks from this years jam-packed programme.
Denel has spent the past few years working on music with international and local producers, travelling overseas to create picturesque music videos and playing shows with homegrown talent. We gave him a call to get the low down on his new song Kick It, collaborations and future plans post-Covid.
Kiwi singer-songwriter Andrew Papas is back with love ballad Girl ahead of future music releases which he’s juggling with another creative outlet, running a popular Auckland cafe. We jumped on a Zoom call for a quick catchup!
The Not Your Princess songstress is back with her new mixtape, 99% Angel and we jumped on Zoom with the virtual backdrop queen herself, Theia on release day to talk about her latest project, creating visuals and performing online in virtual concerts during the lockdown.
Ahhhh New Zealand. The land of the long white cloud that most young people around the world dream about. With its volcanoes, amazing landscapes and culture, and millions of sheep.
Who wouldn’t want to live here?
Up and coming musician Marianne Leigh has been on our radar for quite some time now, establishing herself as an incredibly honest and talented singer-songwriter with a knack for creating soulful yet catchy tunes.