Youth Wings: NZ First’s Jay McLaren-Harris

There are certainly few teenagers in Aotearoa who can tell a story of skipping school just to hear a politician speak. Likely none of those few would have that politician be the 75-year-old leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters.

Youth Wings: Labour’s Adam Brand

For Young Labour’s Adam Brand, Labour is “in my blood”. From a working class family, he joined Labour through a union and has stars tattooed on his right forearm. After being serenaded by Kiwi classic Fred Dagg’s ‘We don't know how lucky we are’, Adam’s pick for song of the election, we chatted over Zoom and reflected on lockdown.

Youth Wings: ACT’s Felix Poole

He enjoys video games. He lives in a shoddy student flat. He used to scrape grease out of the fryers at McDonald’s He is also president of the youth wing of the ACT Party, number 50 on ACT’s party list, and a candidate for Auckland Central – going up against the big names of the Greens' Chloë Swarbrick and Labour’s Helen White.

Māori Incarceration

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.

Tearaway’s New Publisher: In Conversation About The Future

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.