With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern's centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison's centre-right government in Australia?
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand's media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
While it's impossible to stop all extraction of fossil fuels now, renewable sources are already generating 25% of global electricity demand now and their contribution continues to grow.
COVID-19 harms older people most. Now more than ever they need an advocate to protect their rights and their health.
A long-awaited NZ$700 million package to clean up New Zealand's rivers and lakes has disappointed some of the government's expert advisers – especially a delay on setting clear pollution limits.
Trials show a four-day week really works. With economies desperate for recovery, now could be the perfect time to encourage it.
New research confirms that massive plumes of buoyant hot rock once rose from near the Earth's core to the surface and triggered vast volcanic eruptions - and that New Zealand sits on top of one.
Assuming everyone we encounter in public is vulnerable to COVID-19 may be the best ethical response to social distancing and consent.
Countries account for emissions based on all activities that happen within their territory, which means countries that export more than they import will likely have higher per capita emissions.
If perception is everything in politics, what does it say when a leader poses with a Trump MAGA hat?
Without genuine global leadership the ability of economies to "build back better" after the disaster caused by COVID-19 will unfairly favour wealthier populations and nations.
Rest homes have been hit hard by COVID-19 deaths and inquiries are looking at possible changes to care. The elephant in the room is that quality care depends on more staff.
What if lingering in a shop or restaurant is the last thing on your mind? COVID-19 is rewriting the rules of retail.
Behind the scenes, authors have put in long days in research labs, hospitals or teaching online from home, often while juggling kids – before writing into the night for The Conversation.
Māori knowledge, memory and cultural strength will only enhance New Zealand's economic recovery planning – if they are listened to.
It is easy for people in the industrialised world to blame population growth elsewhere for environmental damage. But increased consumption is just as important – if more confronting.
Fears of looming totalitarianism are unfounded, despite some valid concerns about new COVID-19 laws.
The coronavirus crisis has given experts and specialists worldwide a lot of power. As countries like New Zealand begin to recover, we need to question that power more than ever.
This 2020 budget is not the pivot to a green rebuild many had hoped for. But its short-term focus on caring for people's health leaves the door open to stronger climate action down the track.
The 2020 "Rebuilding Together" budget rightly targets a looming unemployment crisis, but just how bad that will be remains uncertain.