Most written works are not available in accessible formats, and this barrier affects about 168,000 New Zealanders.
An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that.
New Zealand’s coastline spans a distance greater than from the south pole to the north pole.
New Zealand has one of the world's largest ocean territories, but the marine environment is at risk from climate change, pollution and fishing.
Once you deposit your money with a bank, it no longer legally belongs to you.
New Zealanders store just under NZ$178 billion of their cash in banks, but their savings aren't insured. This would change if the government introduces a deposit insurance.
The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks appeared in court last week as part of a procedural hearing.
Through his lawyer, the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque attacks has entered not guilty pleas on 92 charges, including terrorism. A procedural hearing has found him fit to stand trial.
The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks faces charges of murder, attempted murder and of committing a terrorism act.
An additional charge of terrorism has been laid against the man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings. This poses a risk of providing a platform for hateful ideas.
Children play sports for fun and to be with their friends - not for winning.
If you ask children, they enjoy sports because it's fun, they are with their mates and may get a compliment from the coach. But research shows that adults' ambitions increasingly drive kids' sports.
Jacinda Ardern has spoken about just transitions that implement change but minimise disruption.
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Jacinda Ardern has used the word “transformational” often during her 2017 election campaign. Now the coalition government's well-being budget is held to that aspiration.
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, has the biggest Pacific Islander population of any city in the world and almost a quarter of its residents is classified as Asian.
New Zealand is ethnically more diverse than most nations, but this cultural mix needs to be better reflected in movies and television productions.
As part of the New Zealand government’s response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, a Royal Commission of Inquiry will investigate the specific circumstances leading up to it.
A Royal commission of inquiry has been set up to look into circumstances that led to the Christchurch mosque attacks. It will investigate intelligence services, it not the role of media.
Threats, censorship and a climate of self-censorship are commonplace for journalists in the Pacific region.
Along with growing hostility towards journalists globally, the media climate in the Pacific has also been deteriorating.
Subscriptions for digital content are considered an important part of revenue for newspapers.
New Zealand's largest general newspaper has launched a paywall this week, with likely repercussions for other media organisations and readers.
The campaign to protect Ihumaatao for its cultural values shows how such landscapes continue to fall through the cracks of New Zealand’s heritage system.
Built colonial heritage represents more than 80% of the sites on New Zealand’s national heritage list. This leaves some 700 years of Indigenous settlement significantly under-represented.
During his first court appearance on the day after the attacks, the accused was named and media were given a video with his face blurred.
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks faces 50 charges of murder and 39 of attempted murder. His court appearance raises several issues, including whether media should name him.
This squid belongs to one of the families (Histioteuthidae) that is highly diverse but was not previously recorded from the Kermadecs.
New squid research north of New Zealand nearly doubles the known cephalopod diversity in the Kermadec region, where a proposal to create one of the world's largest marine reserves has stalled.
In the digital age, it can be a challenge to agree on what is, and what is not, acceptable online behaviour.
As countries are calling for laws to control extremism online, it is becoming clear that defining the line between hate speech and free speech is a complex challenge.
The pay equity settlement acknowledged that historic gender discrimination had suppressed wages for care and support work.
A groundbreaking NZ$2 billion pay equity settlement has lifted the income for many care workers in aged care and community support, but it had some unintended consequences.
Moving into aged care can affect a person’s ability to remain connected to their local community, but most aged care facilities don’t provide access to digital devices.
Older generations are increasingly more connected, but those living in aged care continue to experience a digital divide.
The Muslim diaspora means that people live in many parts of the world.
Islam is often seen as a monolithic religion, but this ignores the diversity of the people and their ethnicity and culture.
Research has shown that gender is not biological but a product of culture.
Teaching young children about the history of gender and offering them more options for identity expression would help to curb gendered stereotypes and sexism.
Participants noted that Māori and Pasifika research was considered less rigorous.
Māori and Pasifika leaders' experience of racism in government advisory groups suggests ongoing inequities in New Zealand health policy.