The Conversation Weekly
Amid further strain on public funding, we ask: What’s the future of the welfare state in developed and developing nations?
The true value of tenure goes beyond protection of the individual. It protects society from ideologically motivated restructuring as an alternative to poor performance management.
An overhaul of Aotearoa’s conservation laws could allow Māori to resume traditional harvesting practices of some native species.
There would be no life on Earth without invertebrates, but they are understudied and underappreciated. The Bug of the Year competition aims to change that, so have your say and vote!
For a long time, surf lifesaving was a bastion of masculine ego and pride – until some tenacious and talented women turned the tide.
The hero of Cervantes’ classic 17th century novel has been sorely misrepresented since the early 20th century as a symbol of nationalist and Islamophobic ideas.
AI is already on the payroll in many workplaces – how well human employees interact with it can depend a lot on their existing attitudes and anxieties.
Sugar water feeding in cities helps native nectar-eating birds in winter, but it’s important to use the right feeders to avoid pathogens.
It was the first time in a Westminster democracy that citizens were given the chance to change their electoral system. The rest is history.
More of us than ever want to see the ice continent. But is the environmental awakening many return with worth the emissions and possible environmental damage?
There simply aren’t enough water engineers in New Zealand for the massive Three Waters projects. Matching capacity with forward planning is an urgent issue the government must address.
New Zealand is preparing to roll out so-called ‘open banking’, Europe can offer valuable lessons on how best to open the financial system to new players.
An earlier study used only one charcoal record to assess Patagonia’s fire history. But analysis of multiple records changes the picture substantially.
The pre-Christmas period puts New Zealanders at high risk of exposure to COVID. Even at small gatherings of ten people, the probability someone has the virus has increased from 2-3% to about 15%.
As the year ends, how has New Zealand fared on global and domestic measurements, from social and economic freedoms to tackling poverty and homelessness?
Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church at a crucial time and had to confront a growing sexual abuse scandal.
The Brazilian soccer great died on Dec. 29, 2022, at the age of 82. His record as a goal-scorer – and the delight he gave millions – means he will go down as one of the greatest.
After a history of coups and military interventions, can Fiji make a peaceful transition to normal democratic rule?
Immigration might be making it easier for doctors to enter New Zealand, but if the licensing process doesn’t change we still risk losing much-needed skills to other countries.
Research based on the longitudinal Dunedin Study suggests a history of childhood fractures could predict adult risk. The knowledge could lead to better awareness and prevention strategies.