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Money, Money, Money: What is the deal with political donations? 🔊

Political donation scandals are dominating New Zealand politics at the moment with the Serious Fraud Office investigating two separate cases involving donations to the National Party and the New Zealand First Foundation.

Bushfires: Can ecosystems recover from such dramatic losses of biodiversity?

The impacts of climate change – in particular, the consequences of the increasing frequency of extreme weather events on all life should be abundantly clear.

What’s at stake in West Papua?

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest

Politics & Society

Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? 🔊

Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? 🔊

Is the housing stock to blame? Is it the way houses are constructed? Is it the typology? Lillian Hanley spoke with Philippa Howden-Chapman about the state of New Zealand’s houses and what effect damp and mouldy homes have on people’s health and living standards.

What’s at stake in West Papua?

What’s at stake in West Papua?

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest

Science & Technology

Business & Economics

What is the future of food?

What is the future of food?

Gilbert Wong looks at the forces shaping the future of food and how research is contributing to what’s likely to be on our plates in 2030.

How bad is poverty in New Zealand? 🔊

How bad is poverty in New Zealand? 🔊

New research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found that more than 50,000 working households are living in poverty across New Zealand.

Arts & Culture

What’s at stake in West Papua?

What’s at stake in West Papua?

Dr Mark Busse and Sophie Faber examine West Papua’s history to see what’s at stake politically and economically in the current unrest

Why do people steal art? 🔊

Why do people steal art? 🔊

The recent heist at the Green Vault within the Dresden Castle in Germany has been speculated to be one of the largest art heists in history.

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