Sam Uffindell experienced a form of forgiveness after assaulting a younger schoolboy 22 years ago. But this should be the norm under NZ’s child justice system, which is overdue for reform.
New Zealand’s first adaptation plan gives local councils clearer guidelines, but it doesn’t tackle crucial questions about who should pay and how to future-proof major investments.
When Pacific Forum economic ministers meet today in Vanuatu, the region’s troubled airline sector should be high on their agenda.
New Zealand’s healthcare policies for migrants generally rate highly, but women and children with a migrant background still experience language barriers, systemic racism and lack of support.
The risk of serious disease outbreaks among NZ children is now very real. Some childhood immunisation rates have dropped from about 80% in early 2020 to 67% by June 2022, and as low as 45% for Māori.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
New Zealand has ramped up biosecurity measures due to an Indonesian foot and mouth scare, but the disease can have huge impacts well beyond the agricultural economy.
The participation of trans athletes in elite sports does not have to be an ‘either-or’ debate. More nuanced reporting of a complex issue is possible.
The people hardest hit by climate change are invariably those who are more vulnerable. We need to pay more attention to the root causes of vulnerability and address poverty and inequity.
Rising temperatures are having an impact on every aspect of people’s lives. Business is not immune to the volatile weather.
The survival of the Edinburgh International Festival, and others like it around the world, is testament to ingenuity of organisers and performers. But there’s no substitute for the live experience.
The omission of growing evidence that Māori, and Māori women in particular, have worse health outcomes after HIV infection could derail New Zealand’s elimination plans and exacerbate disparities.
Research suggests more should be spent on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support – earlier in the school system, before it’s too late.
The author of a new book exploring the making of heroines throughout history asks whether Barbie can ever overcome her reputation as the plastic antithesis of feminist ideals.
To develop a hydrogen economy at the scale of Aotearoa’s climate ambitions would require about a quarter of the country’s current energy use and swallow enormous amounts of water.
Both Russia and Ukraine are signatories to the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war – how much it is being observed is another matter.
The green glow of an aurora is caused by oxygen ions in the upper atmosphere. Some meteors can glow in this way, too, but only if they are extremely fast.
The New Zealand prime minister might have sometimes enjoyed spectacular popularity, but that’s not the same thing as being a cult of personality in the manner of Trump or Putin.
Case numbers are falling in all age groups, including over-70s. This is good news as case rates in older people have been a key driver of the steep rise in hospitalisations and deaths in this wave.
The grammar of persuasion can be subtle – but pro-lockdown tweeters tended to be more direct and less conciliatory than those they opposed.