How to buy a beer
Buying a beer is similar to picking a movie, according to beer writer Phil Cook.
On the other side
A lot of the alcohol-related incidents Wellington Free paramedic Jake Carlson, 25, responds to involve his peers.
In harm's way
"Too much alcohol is going to increase their chances of becoming a victim, or an offender."
Behind the bar
Bar owner-operator Mat Lear sees the effects of over-indulging in alcohol most weekends, but says reports of binge-drinking culture are over-rated.
Effect of the new law
The Psychoactive Substances Bill has been in force for six months. What effect has it had?
What's the harm in a puff?
Most New Zealanders will try pot at some point in their lives. We look at what that could mean for their health.
More than the groove
The Wireless talks to vinyl junkie Jeremy Taylor about his love of records.
What goes on tour
Kiwi musicians share their stories of excess while on the road.
Riding for the buzz
Tim Bunckenberg has broken bones and “lost quite a bit of skin” as a result of his addiction to adrenaline.
Life's rich tapestry
Charlotte Hillerby has more tattoos than she can count, which some people might consider excessive.
Running from FOMO
Two years ago, Luba Miteva couldn't run a block. Now she's about to run her first ultra marathon.
Reducing the harm
Professor David Nutt on addiction, governments, and an alcohol-free cocktail.
Down for the cause
Sixteen-year-old activist Scott Hita is willing to lay down under a truck to get his point across.
At serious risk
New Zealand's binge drinking culture and drug use is often a cause for concern. Is it being handled in the right way?
Breaking the cycle
Kaylene Tahuhu started using when she was 13. Now she's clean, and working at the rehab centre she once trashed.
Waiting to leave
Hamish Parkinson discovers what it's like to be stuck in a perpetual state of waiting.
Tips for Big Day Out
Whether you're a newbie or a veteran, we've tips and picks you'll want for the Big Day Out.
Travelling can bring out the best and the worst in a relationship. Joseph Harper tells a story of love lost in Abel Tasman National Park.
On a bus for 96 hours
Gabrielle Mentjox recounts a non-stop four day bus journey from Lima to Buenos Aires.
This week The Wireless is telling stories of jaunts, excursions and adventures.
Tips before take-off
When it comes to international travel, buying the tickets is just the first in a series of very expensive steps.
Go your own way
Verity Johnson finds that life is more fun when you break away from the crowd.
All bodies are good
With January comes talk of losing weight. Ally Garrett rebels.
Stamping out the habit
Megan Whelan is one of hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who have stopped smoking. But it wasn't easy.
Generation Zero's Sudhvir Singh reflects on an important year, with more to come as an election looms.
A resolution revolution
When you spend January making almost impossible goals for the year, you spend December full of regret and shame, says Saziah Bashir.
JustSpeak's Heath Hutton outlines his hopes for 2014.
Quitting the day job
Giving up a career to turn a hobby into a job.
Wellington illustrator Phoebe Morris talks about working through a creative impasse.
This year it will be as important as ever to call shoddy leadership to account, says Marama Davidson.
Back into the flow
Getting back creative mojo for the New Year. How to do it, and what's in the way.
Looking forward to 2014 for the Queer community with Rainbow Youth.
Cutting back the booze
Not a wowser, nor brushing his teeth with bourbon: Jackson Wood gives up drinking.
A tidy mind
In 2014, Laura Vincent wants to be tidy, despite being messy all her life.
Resolutions: Holly Walker
"First and foremost, I’m really hoping that we will get a change of government."
Tournaments galore, more changes in life, gaining more confidence.
Elle Hunt tries going on a two-week detox, and finds out healthy eating’s not as easy as it looks on Instagram.
The National party's Jami-Lee Ross on the economy, housing, Avatar, and being a dad.
Janine & The Mixtape
Videos, new music, and festivals are Janine and the Mixtape's hopes for 2014
Resolutions: Loren Corbett
Employment, inclusiveness, and visibility are Loren Corbett's hopes for 2014.
Resolutions: Jacinda Adern
"Being able to feel positive, constructive feelings more often is my goal for 2014 – which, ultimately, does mean winning an election."