Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has won the right not to wear a tie in parliament — his party's legacy can't end there.
A trip to the beach is off limits for some people with a disability. We need to change that, and the law supports it.
Training New Zealand students to be better at tests would probably improve their performance. But, as Finland has shown, there are better (if more expensive) alternatives.
A new study argues for selective border relaxations. But with COVID-19 more prevalent now than at almost any point in the past, the risk would be substantial.
Interim findings from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response paint a bleak picture of global failure. If things don't improve, a future pandemic could be truly catastrophic.
Young fish need to find food to grow, but avoid being eaten themselves. That dance for survival is linked to moonlight, which has implications for fisheries management everywhere.
The struggle to establish Māori wards centres on the rights and privileges of citizenship promised in the Treaty of Waitangi.
Schools are back, but NCEA level 1 media studies soon won't be — at a time when media literacy is more vital than ever.
The approval of the first of four COVID-19 vaccines marks the first step in New Zealand's plans for a Pacific-wide immunisation rollout.
Multiple borders have always existed in Aotearoa New Zealand. We just weren't as aware of them before the pandemic started locking down communities.
Musical and vocational training must move beyond making students ready for work — they must also be empowered to deal with an industry overdue for reform.
Emissions from road transport in New Zealand have doubled since 1990, and the Climate Change Commission recommends sweeping changes to switch to electric transport options.
The Climate Change Commission releases New Zealand's first comprehensive plan to cut emissions, calling on the government to "pick up the pace".
With quarantine infection numbers and border failures likely to keep increasing, the case for stricter travel restrictions is clear.
The way politicians and public health officials have handled the coronavirus pandemic so far has earned people's trust. But that trust is conditional.
Without improvements to New Zealand's 'makeshift' border quarantine system the risk of further community cases of COVID-19 variants remains high.
The right to return is real but not absolute, and must be balanced with the rights of those already in New Zealand.
When your 'friend' and biggest trading partner is accused of genocide you can't ignore it. But meaningful change will take more than words.
If we want a liveable future for our grandchildren is it ethical to reduce the number of people being born into that world?
The whaling story behind 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' reminds us of the crucial connections between Māori and Europeans that shaped early 19th century settlement.