New Zealand’s well-being budget makes a significant contribution to Māori self-determination.
Support for Māori and Pasifika communities was a funding priority in New Zealand's well-being budget, but a change in values may have greater impact than more money.
Playing in nature improves children’s learning, social and emotional skills.
Children need to play and discover the world for themselves without too much restriction. Here are some ways we can enhance children's opportunities to do this.
In 2018, the rate at which Māori babies were removed from their families was four times the rate for the rest of the New Zealand population.
Last week's attempted removal of a newborn Māori baby from his family highlights the issue that indigenous children are much more likely to be taken into state care, in New Zealand and other countries.
Interpreters enable patients to be fully informed about their health condition and options for treatment.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse population.
Teaching status matters, but in Australia, this seems to be a low priority.
An inquiry into the status of the teaching profession lasted just four months before being shelved with no clear way forward. Is this the best teachers can hope for?
Yolks are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins packaged up by the female animal for an embryo.
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A yolk allows a developing animal to stay in an egg longer, boosting its chance of survival. The downside is the mother has to work hard finding extra food so her body can create a nutritious yolk.
Jockey Hugh Bowman rides Winx for an exhibition gallop at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, in Sydney, earlier this month.
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It's the last race for Winx this weekend and she's been an incredible race horse. But what makes a good race horse?
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river.
Fish deaths at the lower Darling can happen again. Here's what we can do about it.
Police move in on animal rights protesters who blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne on Monday.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Fijian prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s intervention has led to the quick release of three New Zealand journalists.
The prompt release of New Zealand journalists, arrested while investigating environmental degradation caused by a Chinese development project in Fiji, highlights PM Bainimarama's diplomatic dilemma.
Actress Felicity Huffman was one of the celebrities involved in the recent US college admissions scandal.
Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
Protesters assembled at a Reclaim Australia rally in Sydney in 2017.
Groups promoting right wing extremism, like the Antipodean Resistance and the Lads Society, have recently dominated headlines, but they are far from the sum of the extreme right in Australia.
Sheep are among the most common carriers of Q fever.
Q fever is a flu-like infection that spreads to people from animals. The bacteria that causes it can withstand harsh environmental conditions – in particular, drought.
The government’s target to kill 2 million feral cats sounds impressive, but lacks scientific rigour.
The plan to kill 2 million feral cats nationwide by 2020 makes for good headlines. But it's also a simplistic goal that won't necessarily deliver conservation benefits to native species.
The Treaty of Waitangi promised Māori British subjecthood.
Much of the debate about the Treaty of Waitangi has focused on sovereignty and self-determination, but the issue of citizenship needs more attention.
Secondary school students typically spend less time doing physical activity than they did in primary school.
The transition from primary to secondary school can be tough for children socially and emotionally. Students also do less physical activity in secondary school, and need help with this transition too.
Russia, Turkey, Iran and Israel will keep vying for power in Syria long after the US is gone.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
Exercising during pregnancy is fine, so long as it’s not a tough new regime.
Five out of five experts agree running during pregnancy is OK.
Sheep grazing on the Darling River bed.
A decade of bipartisan research has provided plenty of answers to the problems plaguing the Darling River.
Bahan-bahan daur ulang seperti terowongan, pipa, peti, busa, karet, dan komponen plastik membuat peralatan bermain yang lebih baik untuk anak-anak daripada set ayunan yang tidak bisa diubah dan dipindah-pindah.