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.
Sex cells in the sciences
The question isn't if science is sexist, but what can we do about it.
Reduce, recycle, replace?
The full extent of our 'e-waste' problem isn't known – but recycling can only ever be part of the solution.
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".
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.
Looking at the impact
New Zealand is world renowned for its natural environment, but will we keep it that way?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Finding power in numbers
If there's a hip hop show on the Kapiti Coast, the chances are DJ Pleez is behind it.
From a galaxy far far away
There are more than one thousand 'Near-Earth Objects'. What would happen if one hit New Zealand?
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.
A spark of madness, lost
Our contributors respond to the death of the actor-comedian Robin Williams.
Bidding a farewell to Finn
Rosabel Tan reflects on the death of a friend, failed by the system.
Making light of anorexia
Charlotte Graham talks to two artists addressing their battles with anorexia at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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.
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.
Just another voluntourist
Annabel Hawkins has conflicting feelings about the month she spent volunteering in India.
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.
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.
Battling the biodiversity crisis
The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust aims to create a 175-hectare pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to Nelson.
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.