Video gaming is often seen as a distraction for students. So the challenge is to distract students back towards learning – and video games provide the perfect model.
With Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations winding down, customary marine title claims are only just beginning. A recent High Court decision could provide the way forward.
By arresting opponents of proposed land rights legislation, Frank Bainimarama again squashes democratic debate at a time when Fiji urgently needs it.
After months of constitutional stalemate, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has prevailed. But her predecessor remains in parliament, and his power base will present a major challenge for her leadership.
Eight of the ten top-selling passenger vehicles in New Zealand are now utes or SUVs. With carbon emissions reduction an urgent priority, that’s not a sustainable trend.
With the impact and cost of long COVID becoming ever more apparent, ongoing pandemic responses will need to be about protecting quality of life as much as saving lives.
The genus Paranthropus stands out in our human family tree because of their massive back teeth, but new techniques suggest we should throw out the hypothesis they mainly ate hard seeds and nuts.
It’s time to stop demonising cyclists and cycling activists as elitists — the accusation fails at the first test.
With little international law governing state-sponsored cybercrime, the risk of retaliation and even war is growing.
Britain is ‘opening up’ after months of COVID-19 restrictions. But it could also be opening itself up to court action for breaching international human rights laws.
With COVID-19 surging and the state resisting a lockdown, Fijians turn to ‘solesolevaki’ — working together for a common cause — to fill the gaps.
This year marks 140 years since Parihaka pā was sacked. As He Puapua reignites the debate about the impacts of colonisation, how do the descendants of early European settlers respond?
It will take another 67 years to close the gender gap in news, according to the latest global survey of women in the media.
Critics say only links to real or threatened violence should justify the proposed criminalisation of hate speech. But New Zealand law already regulates all kinds of non-violent speech.
The latest survey shows COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is at 81%, but it suggests low reach for the government’s vaccination ads, with only four in ten people saying they’ve seen them on television.
New Zealanders have planted just over a quarter of a billion trees, about half of it native species, as part of an effort to increase carbon storage.
Survey respondents who overestimated the amount and speed of sea-level rise were more likely to express greater concern. But concern is not always helpful in prompting action.
With climate change making more than 30,000 coastal properties potentially uninsurable within the next 25 years, government-led solutions should be fast-tracked.
A proposed global plan to close cross-border tax loopholes compares poorly to a digital services tax imposed by individual countries.
With Britain keen to make post-Brexit deals, New Zealand can expect favourable terms from a trade agreement – anything less will be a failure.