Horrors we’ve missed this Mental Health Awareness Week

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. But perhaps we should rename it “Feel Good Week”, writes psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald. I’ve started to dislike the word wellbeing. The intention is admirable, and I can’t help but get Read more

On the 22nd of September Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Halle Tupuivao who shared her story of causing major disruption in her year 13 class, and as a highly intelligent and an independent thinker, she felt rightfully upset as she noticed she was being encouraged to aim Read more

The era of woke All Blacks is upon us

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… This is what societal, attitudinal change looks like, writes Kyle MacDonald. Next week our nation begins it’s four-yearly ritual of complete obsession with the beautiful game. Coincidentally, this time around, the Rugby World Cup also Read more

The Cafe: Vote Kyle for the Auckland DHB

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On the 15th of September Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Deborah Small, an American lawyer & drug law reform advocate visiting Aotearoa New Zealand to contribute to the conversation about drug reform ahead of the referendum on marijuana. Small shared her experience of seeing the damage that Read more

On the 8th of September Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Henry Grey who sharesd his journey of growing up in Samoa, his dad passing away when he was 9 and the strong work ethic he gained when he want to live with his Auntie. While Grey was Read more

Measles anti-vaxxers – and the rest

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Angry about the measles outbreak? Good. Just be careful where you target it, writes Kyle MacDonald. Vaccinations. As a parent I quickly learned it was something to avoid discussing with other parents. Sort of like Read more

What New Zealand men really need

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… When was the last time someone talked to you about how they were struggling? If you haven’t had anyone approach you, then maybe you’re part of the problem, writes Kyle MacDonald. New Zealand’s suicide numbers last Read more

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