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Top 10 stories of the month - November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

In case you missed something, here are our most read stories for the month.

 

1 - THE PENCILSWORD: WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

We might be number one, but this is something we shouldn't be proud of, says Toby Morris.

2 - THE ANXIETY EPIDEMIC

Unprecedented numbers of young New Zealanders are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders. So what’s it like to suffer from anxiety - and what could be the cause of it? Story by Tess McClure and illustrations by Toby Morris.

3 - AN ANARCHIST WITH A DEATH WISH

Suicide bombing is seen by most New Zealanders as a terrorist act that happens overseas. But 33 years ago, an anarchist punk blew himself up trying to destroy “New Zealand’s Big Brother”. Story by Jess McAllen and video by Luke McPake.

4 - THE PENCILSWORD: DROWNING ON LAND

Anxiety is fast becoming one one of the most common illnesses in New Zealand. Here's what it's really like to suffer from panic attacks. By Toby Morris.

5 - 10 GENDER MYTHS BUSTED

For many New Zealanders it’s very straightforward: You wake up in the morning and understand inherently that you’re either a boy or a girl. You don’t even have to think about it. But from the moment we’re born, gender norms are enforced upon us, so let's bust some fundamental myths about it all. 

6 - MONSTER IN THE RING

They're sisters, but they're part of the "brotherhood". Rebecca Kamm enters the world of New Zealand's women pro-wrestlers. With photos by Stephen Langdon.

7 - 10 KIWISAVER MYTHS BUSTED

It might feel like retirement is 1,000 years away, plus it’s so much easier to just not think about it at all, but it really is time we started paying attention to where we put our money.

8 - TAYLOR SWIFT'S BAD BLOOD WITH NZ LOCALS

Last week, Taylor Swift's crew was accused of putting a rare native bird at risk while filming a music video in New Zealand. The film crew had approval to bring two vehicles onto Bethells Beach, west of Auckland, but up to 12 vehicles were reportedly used.

9 - BROODS WIN BIG AT NZ MUSIC AWARDS

Broods dominated this year’s NZ Music Awards, taking home four Tuis, including the coveted Album of the Year award. We were there to see what went down.

10 - A TRANSITION WITH A NEVER-ENDING COST

For trans* youth, finding support is hard and getting funding for surgery is even harder. Story by Brittany Mackie and video by Julian Vares.



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