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Top 10 stories of the month - July 2016

Sunday 31st July 2016

In case you missed something, here are our most read (and watched!) stories for the month.

 

  1. THE PENCILSWORD: RENT RAGE 

    Are you sick of making chit chat and silly jokes about the housing crisis? Toby Morris is.

  2. INSIDE BROKE STUDENTS' FLATS

    A new photography project explores what living on $176.86 per week really looks like.

  3. WHY ARE SO MANY INDIAN STUDENTS COMING TO NEW ZEALAND? 

    The potential to make millions off international students has led to an industry marred by fraud, lies and bad policy. 

  4. INSIDE THE INDUSTRY SENDING INDIAN STUDENTS TO NEW ZEALAND (VIDEO) 

    Thousands of Indian students come to study in New Zealand every year. The Wireless went to the source to find out why these young, ambitious people are coming to our shores.

  5. 'SYMPATHY FLOWERS, CARDS AND BAKING. THEN SILENCE.' 

    Notes on losing a sibling to suicide. By Harrison Christian. 

  6. ACCEPTING MY ASEXUALITY 

    Chelsea Thomson, 23, is asexual. Grey-sexual with hetero-romantic and autochorissexual tendencies, to be exact. She explains what that means when it comes to finding love. 

  7. Inside Gloriavale's dining hall, from the 2008 documentary Gloriavale.
    Every two years, the Gloriavale Christian Community welcomes 6000 people to watch a four-hour concert extravaganza. Katie Scotcher and three friends went there to check out the show, Candlelight Castle, in the community’s own dining hall.
  8. STEP ONE TO OVERTURNING A 'STALE, PALE AND MALE' CITY COUNCIL 

    We talk to four people under 30 who have put their hands up to change their cities.

  9. A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE 

    Paul Stevens, 28, comes from a devoutly Baptist family who believe homosexuality is a sin. This is what happened when he realised he was gay.

  10. HOW THE BREXIT VOTE CHANGED LONDON FOR KIWIS LIVING THERE 

    A protest in London's Parliament square against what the demonstrators say is the rise of fascism in the UK since the Brexit vote.

    Following the Brexit vote, London just doesn’t feel the same for some of the 200,000 Kiwis living there.

 


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