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Protests followed the terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian military personnel in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. AAP/Jaipal Singh

How the dangerous evolution of Pakistan’s national security state threatens domestic stability

Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir border are a stark reminder that the subcontinent is one of the world’s likeliest nuclear flashpoints.
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. from www.shutterstock.com

To build social cohesion, our screens need to show the same diversity of faces we see on the street

New Zealand is ethnically more diverse than most nations, but this cultural mix needs to be better reflected in movies and television productions.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron at the “Christchurch Call” summit, which delivered an agreement signed by tech companies and world leaders. EPA/Charles Platiau

The ‘Christchurch Call’ is just a start. Now we need to push for systemic change

While the "Christchurch Call" summit has made concrete progress, we need to keep up the pressure on social media companies to become more transparent and accountable.
One of the recommendations by a welfare advisory group was to raise benefit levels by up top 47%, but the government has rejected it, for now. from www.shutterstock.com

Why New Zealand’s government cannot ignore major welfare reform report

Ardern's coalition government promised to overhaul New Zealand's welfare system, but its response to a comprehensive report by an expert advisory group has been disappointing at best.
In 2018, the rate at which Māori babies were removed from their families was four times the rate for the rest of the New Zealand population. from www.shutterstock.com

Racism alleged as Indigenous children taken from families – even though state care often fails them

Last week's attempted removal of a newborn Māori baby from his family highlights the issue that indigenous children are much more likely to be taken into state care, in New Zealand and other countries.
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. AAP/Joseph Johnson

Explainer: how a royal commission will investigate Christchurch shootings

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.
About 74% of New Zealand’s land birds, including the endemic takahe, are either threatened or at risk of extinction. AAP/Brendon Doran

Despite its green image, NZ has world’s highest proportion of species at risk

The latest update on the environment highlights that New Zealand has the world's highest proportion of indigenous wildlife species either threatened or at risk of extinction.
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. Qiane Matata-Sipu

How a bias towards built heritage threatens the protection of cultural landscapes in New Zealand

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.
The new approach to keep research ready to go could be useful for other health emergencies, including other infectious diseases. from www.shutterstock.com

How the UK is leading the world on flu research, ready to kick in quickly when the next pandemic hits

All too often, researchers around the world act in competition when trying to answer research questions in an emergency situation, such as outbreaks of the flu. The UK is trialling a new approach.

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