Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
Ukraine is one of the world’s breadbaskets, but exports have been blockaded by Russia. Despite grave potential consequences in famine-prone countries, international law is largely silent.
Our experts weigh up the winners and losers in a budget that had to balance an immediate cost-of-living crisis with long-term ambitions for health and climate change.
The big climate and biodiversity assessment reports are too few and far between. The world needs much more regular reporting for action and adaptation to keep pace.
Russia’s war has had an unexpected impact on global trade patterns, raising the price on goods but weakening currencies. What’s behind this unexpected blip?
Ahead of the 2022 budget, the government is investing in male-dominated apprenticeships rather than women-dominated care roles. Has anything really changed in how we value the work of women?
Our research shows NZ’s potential to burn forestry waste and capture the emissions in geothermal wells. But we’ll need new partnerships between power generators, manufacturers and the forestry sector.
Poverty reduction targets have largely failed to account for the pandemic or the cost of living crisis. This week’s budget seems unlikely to change that.
Art has value well beyond the financial, including proven health and well-being benefits. It’s time this was recognised in the way the sector is funded.
The call for GST exemptions on food is a regular feature of New Zealand politics, but it’s far from the simple cost of living solution many seem to think it is.
Public health remains the Cinderella of services when it comes to health budgets. But the pandemic has shown why New Zealand urgently needs a better investment approach.
How do businesses get employees back into the office when they want to work from home? Research shows the solution could be a blend between the office and home.
A wealth tax has long been in the too hard basket for successive governments, but it’s time to take it out and properly debate the fairness of the current system.
New Zealand’s native wildlife and habitats are at extreme risk, but there is a dangerous disconnect between strategic aspiration and planned action.
Invasive mammals have already removed some native bird species from our cities. It’s why urban forest restoration and predator control are crucial to support the ‘ghosts of predation past’.
As New Zealand considers how and whether to incorporate traditional Māori knowledge in the science curriculum, what might we learn from the experiences of Japan?
The crisis in Ukraine, and the real risk of it spilling across borders, is precisely the kind of great power conflict the United Nations was formed to prevent.
Policies to protect children in sport have been poorly understood by coaches and sports organisations. What can we do to ensure kids are safe but are also getting the most out of playing sport?
Some New Zealanders say the government’s COVID-19 response has violated their rights, but do freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights trump the rest of the legal framework?
A new wave of women in sport science is helping us see how women can perform at their best with their menstrual cycle. But there are still gaps and silences – which is why Lydia Ko’s comment matters.