In a year when Māori are making movie headlines, there's one little kiwi movie quietly winning critical praise and awards. Orphans and Kingdoms was released in Aotearoa last month. And while the film hasn't had the same attention as other, big budget movies, lead actor teenager Calae Hignett-Morgan has grabbed our attention.
SYNTHETICS A West Auckland whānau issued a public challenge to drug dealers to stop selling synthetic drugs. Memphis Pitman died less than two weeks ago. His whānau believe it was his addiction to synthetic drugs that caused his death. HUMANS Neglect, death, hope. Walk up to complete strangers in the South Auckland suburb of Ōtara and ask them for their highs and lows this year. The result.