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Video A global culture 2014 marks 40 years of hip hop in New Zealand - it has had highs and lows, but it saved a lot of people. Feature Sex cells in the sciences The question isn't if science is sexist, but what can we do about it. Feature Reduce, recycle, replace? The full extent of our 'e-waste' problem isn't known – but recycling can only ever be part of the solution. Comment For King and country? Ben Allan never met his dad's dad, who spent nearly five years fighting WWI a "petty schoolyard squabble, writ absurdly and tragically large". Feature Fin to a barbaric practice The Government fast-tracked its ban on shark finning this week, in part because of pressure from campaigners like Taylor Finderup. Gallery Looking at the impact New Zealand is world renowned for its natural environment, but will we keep it that way? Feature Island nations in hot water Leaders of Pacific Island countries are calling out for the world to address climate change – and the pleas often fall on deaf ears. Feature Our problem, not our grandchildren's Campaigners say climate change is this generation's nuclear-free movement – a chance to define New Zealand’s place in the world. Will it happen? Feature Verbatim: Violence, word for word A play devised from interviews with violent offenders lays bare the tragic reality of a life of poverty and the impact of violence. Feature The impact of throwaway threads 100 million kilos of textile waste are dumped in New Zealand every year – but eco-fashion still carries a stigma. Feature Finding power in numbers If there's a hip hop show on the Kapiti Coast, the chances are DJ Pleez is behind it. Feature From a galaxy far far away There are more than one thousand 'Near-Earth Objects'. What would happen if one hit New Zealand? Feature The apologetic face of a movement The Student Volunteer Army mobilised in fewer than 72 hours after the Canterbury quake – and it dissolved almost as quickly. Comment A spark of madness, lost Our contributors respond to the death of the actor-comedian Robin Williams. Comment Bidding a farewell to Finn Rosabel Tan reflects on the death of a friend, failed by the system. Audio Making light of anorexia Charlotte Graham talks to two artists addressing their battles with anorexia at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Comment Moving on with a paper trail of abuse Ten years after he walked out on his violent mother, a writer still feels the impact of the abuse he suffered as a child. Comment Drinking and driving, the aftermath A mix of alcohol and lack of sleep caused the accident which killed Robin Sayster. Aleyna Martinez reflects on the aftermath. Feature Just another voluntourist Annabel Hawkins has conflicting feelings about the month she spent volunteering in India. Feature Handing over a glass slipper 'You shall go to the ball,' youth worker Yvonne Taufa Falealili tells South Auckland teenagers struggling to cover the cost of the night. Feature Changing life on the farm The contribution of farming to climate change means there’s a tension between the desire to grow our export economy, and the need to protect our natural environment. Video Battling the biodiversity crisis The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust aims to create a 175-hectare pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to Nelson. Comment One family's history of violence It's a "national tragedy", a "dirty secret", an "outrage". But Victoria Crockford's family is one to have felt the impact of domestic violence first-hand.