Metiria Turei made welfare system reform a part of the conversation during the NZ election. Since her resignation, We Are Beneficiaries has continued that conversation, revealing the cruelty and judgment behind New Zealand’s social welfare system.
Right Now speaks to Jean Tong: writer, director, dramaturg and all-round theatrical powerhouse in the lead up to her show’s debut at MTC this May.
Zana Fraillon’s latest novel, The Ones That Disappeared, haunts the reader with a tale of three children searching for a happy future free from slavery
Poet Vivienne Mohan considers the impact of war on everyday lives.
In this poem writer John Bartlett considers the plight of the asylum seekers on Manus Island detention centre.
We review three groundbreaking documentaries from the 2018 Transitions Film Festival that explore society and environment.
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree utilises a classic Persian storytelling style to tell the tale of a family’s journey in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Everything changes – In this poem Edward Caruso considers the importance of speaking up.
Trauma counsellor and writer Dinesha Perera evokes the human toll of detention in her short story ‘Another Hour Passes’.
At the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Sam Flynn spoke to those who write from the margins, despite the real and violent repercussions they face for doing so.
Here are the top stories of 2017, as voted by the Right Now team!