Stroke is New Zealand's third highest cause of death, but few people recognise its symptoms and risk factors, particularly in Pasifika and Māori communities where stroke affects more people.
When our COVID-19 lockdowns end, we can't afford to stop caring about collective well-being. NZ is well positioned to show the world how it's done – if we listen to Māori and other diverse voices.
New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
Early colonial New Zealand had no room for reprobates and was at war with Maori resisters. So between 1843 and 1853, it shipped the worst offenders across the Tasman Sea.
As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country's electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.