White Fungus 8 begins with an epic history article about early 20th Century radical Maori prophet Rua Kenana, who created his own community in the heart of Urewera, resisting European domination in New Zealand, until the peaceful community was violently broken up by the State in 1916. There is an interview with Singapore sound artist Ang Song Ming by poet Cyril Wong, and an article about Portland music experimentalists Smegma - featuring interviews with Dr ID, Ju Suk Reet Meate and Oblivia. There are articles about Auckland artists Richard Orjis and Rohan Wealleans, and the esoteric installations and sculptures of Sydney artist Mikala Dwyer. There are photographs by Taipei artist Isa Ho and poems by Wellington poet Vivienne Plumb. There is an interview with groundbreaking New Zealand investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Plus Auckland comics artist Barry Linton appears in White Fungus for the first time.