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.
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.
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.