This year’s election has gone to the highest bidders. But is it all about the money? Social media spending may be a crucial part of the puzzle.
Enabled by religious bigotry and political inaction, the practice of conversion therapy continues to harm young queer people across Aotearoa.
Aotearoa New Zealand is in the midst of a housing crisis. As house prices sky-rocket the country becomes increasingly divided by homeownership. But activist, researcher, and policy analyst Jordan King envisions a path out of the crisis.
To make hydrogen competitive with fossil fuels, the Government would need to use a combination of investment, incentivisation and regulation but these benefits should only apply to certified green hydrogen, produced with renewable energy.
New Zealand’s reliance on pastoral farming as the backbone of its agricultural economy has a hidden cost in the form of phosphate extraction, a non-renewable resource mined at a high cost to our Pacific neighbours and the Sahrawi people in Western Sahara.
A strong partnership with Māori is vital to restoring tikanga and reversing the impacts of colonisation. Health experts further recognise the restoration of tikanga of whānau to be integral to the well-being of Māori, therefore, reducing the likelihood of domestic violence and child abuse.
Regular meal subscription services such as My Food Bag and Hello Fresh market themselves as a convenient alternative to supermarket shopping to consumers with a large focus on sustainability. But is it actually transformational change or too little, too late.
In an election dominated by the response to COVID-19, a line in the Labour manifesto opened the door to campaign finance reform.
The Rules Committee of the New Zealand Judiciary recently sought feedback from the legal profession and wider community on proposals to change some procedural rules for civil court cases.
Despite criticism, sports players have used their role and the unique platform of sports to highlight and drive change, from the Springbok tour of New Zealand to the kneeling that Colin Kaepernick did in 2016.
In the 1970s African American activism was echoed in New Zealand influencing the creation and activism of both Ngā Tamatoa and the Polynesian Panthers. 50 years later these trends continue with protests across New Zealand sparked by the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and Black Lives Matter has become an issue of national political contention.
“Were punishment made a right, there are two possible ways to formulate it: either as a right to be punished for the choices we make, or a right to punish those who wrong us.”
“As a Black woman, Senator Harris’s presence within the United States Senate helps address the gulf between the 15% percent African-American demographic within society and the four single African-American senators in the current Congress.”
The crisis of lawlessness on Facebook means it has become a breeding ground for alienation, fragmentation and xenophobia across the globe.
In addition to providing a source of taha wairua and taha tinana, particularly for iwi, freshwater health is recognised as a necessary strategic and productive asset for New Zealand.
The only thing clear is that as technology accelerates, the lack of guidelines and clear accountability may chill autonomous driving commercialisation.
Lauren Ensor looks into the rise and fall of the Boeing 737 MAX.
Despite all the debates and discussions, the pandemic continues to ravage humanity and the fake news phenomenon continues to deceive some people.
Over the last three years, New Zealand-China relations have encountered new challenges, as Jonas Fleming explains.
« Le Parti de Le Pen » : What does the rise of the French Far-Right mean for France’s 2022 election?
Marine Le Pen has already announced her bid for the presidency in 2022.
Julia Budler explores the displacement of people due to climate change.
Can we conceptualise a response to the climate crisis from how the world has reacted and responded to covid-19? What can we take from the response to the pandemic to start a new response to the climate crisis?
In response to the global spread of Covid-19, many faith communities including churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and gurdwaras have suspended their meetings and services in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
New Zealand has a dirty rivers problem. In 2017, two-thirds of the country’s rivers were deemed too polluted to swim in. Given this, research is being carried out to find ways in which the country can attempt to clean up its rivers.
Recent political polling suggests that the 2020 New Zealand general election will be a close affair. The result could very well rely on the success of minor parties and the horse-trading that goes on between the parties before and after polling day.
As it becomes obvious that society’s use of fossil fuels needs to be addressed, renewable sources of energy have been celebrated as a way for the world to break its fossil fuel dependence.
E-scooters and human rights: What are the ethical dilemmas in their supply chain and in consumers’ wellbeing?
E-scooters have taken off. But what are the ethical dilemmas in their supply chain and in consumers’ wellbeing?
Water issues have come into the spotlight in recent years with foreign water bottling companies setting up plants in New Zealand, as Mia Chung explains.
Grant Galbreath looks at whether New Zealand can transition to a plant-based future?
Are surfers selfish when it comes to looking after the environment?
Often thought of as the king of the ocean, shark populations are on the decline the world over, while their habitats have been affected by human contact.
Over the past few decades, Auckland University has been monitoring their carbon emissions and rates of sustainability to reduce the environmental impact of both the university and New Zealand. Has it been working?
Julia Rallo spoke with Patrick Blanchfield about the epidemic of gun violence and asks the question: do mass shootings emerge from free-speech message boards like 8chan, or from American culture itself?
Are we living in a climate of ignorance when it comes to discussing climate change? Joel Rindelaub seems to think so.
Logan Carmichael explores Estonia’s cyber revolution and what we can learn from it.
In a talk given at the University of Auckland, Emmi Bevensee talks about her doctoral research into fascist radicalisation online.
Kate Mackrill explores what is known as the nocebo effect and whether the media can, in fact, influence the side effects of medication.
Are New Zealand’s colonial institutions pushing Māori toward a life of crime? Ethan Kisby explores.
Why are some migrants seen as more deserving than others? James Nicol investigates.
The devastating anti-Muslim attacks carried out in Christchurch in March this year were part of a trend of disaffected white men radicalised into fascist politics through social media meme culture, according to Emmi Bevensee.
James Nicol explores the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in western countries.
Is Auckland’s food security under threat from urban sprawl? Alexander Louis explores.
The popularity of electric vehicles in New Zealand is increasing every year, but is our obsession with electric mobility driving an increase in lead poisoning?
Clean green beef no longer on our menu? How feedlots are changing the face of the New Zealand agri-food system
Madeline Shelling outlines how feedlots have changed the face of the New Zealand agri-food system.
How wholesome is your local wholefoods store? Morgan Renata investigates.
With more scientists saying we should give up meat for the sake of the environment, are insects the answer to food insecurity?
2017 saw the highest international tourism numbers in seven years. However, there is a cost, as Archana Chand explains.
Could New Zealand suffer an act of cyberwar? Hannah Brown explores.
Is New Zealand’s electoral system delivering? Maryam Hamid investigates.
Was Nike’s advertising campaign featuring exiled football player Colin Kaepernick a statement of political principle or a cynical marketing ploy? Claudia Russell investigates.
India-Mae Osborne looks at the harrowing and dehumanising experiences of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers in the displaced persons camp system.
India-Mae Osborne analyses the refugee crisis in Greece and the treatment of migrants and asylum-seekers.
Johan Chang kicks off his series podcast series Technobabble on science journalism.
Hannah Brown investigates why New Zealand is trailing Australia when it comes to cyber security.
Guechbouy OEUNG (Min) looks at whether a reunified Korea would alter Sino-North Korean relations.
Hannah Brown investigates how the NZ Defence Force is looking to combat cyber security threats.
What makes people take action? And what goes on in the minds of those who don’t?
Does humanitarian intervention do more harm than good? Blaise Lidstone-White investigates.
Pamela Williamson looks into the world of Russian trolls and bots.
Simon Stewart investigates whether members of the gay community are discriminated against when it comes to the option of donating blood.
What is voluntourism? Claudia Russell looks into the ‘industry’ which has been likened to slavery and human trafficking.
Beth Owens explores the issue of gun control in the United States.
In an age where indigenous communities still struggle to maintain their autonomy, Alyssa Medel talks to Dan Hikuroa about whether indigenous communities are really free.
Facebook continues to make profits for the time being, largely due to an increase in users aged 55 and over. However, multiple sources predict that the end is nigh.
Rosie Gordon speaks with Barbara Stainforth about the severity of the mental health crisis in Aotearoa.
Andrew Lim tries to make sense of the recent Malaysian election and the changes that have occurred as a result.
New Zealand has some of the worst housing deprivation rates in the developed world per capita, and they appear to be getting worse. Reuben McLaren speaks with clinical psychologist and founder of the Housing First model Dr Sam Tsemberis about housing and ending homelessness.
Reuben McLaren speaks to Marewa Glover about whether the Government’s smokefree 2025 policy is indeed the least harmful way to reduce the harm that tobacco causes.
Lucy Austin explores whether governance styles are changing in China in light of the introduction of presidential term limits.
The last two decades have seen the Internet become an essential medium for occupational, academic, and personal purposes. As our culture becomes more dependent on the Internet, it is no surprise that we are starting to hear reports of people displaying problematic behaviour in relation to compulsive use of such technology.
For decades the most effective weapon of war and conflict has been rape. The strategic use of female sexual violation has manifested itself into sex trafficking and sex slavery in the 21st century. This terrible outcome of war has affected many groups around the world, but few as severely as the Yazidi people.