Is Aotearoa ready to legalise cannabis? 🔊

Is Aotearoa ready to legalise cannabis? 🔊

At this year’s general election, New Zealand voters will have the opportunity to directly influence the future of cannabis policy in Aotearoa via a referendum. The Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill aims to provides a regulatory framework for the legal production,...
Just how healthy is Aotearoa’s freshwater?

Just how healthy is Aotearoa’s freshwater?

By Sophie Bijl-Brown 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.[1] Freshwater underpins agriculture and tourism, as well as...
Can New Zealand keep coronavirus out?

Can New Zealand keep coronavirus out?

By Michael Plank, Alex James, Audrey Lustig, Nicholas Steyn, Rachelle Binny & Shaun Hendy Stringent border controls and mandatory quarantine give New Zealand a good chance to remain free of COVID-19 for months to come, according to our latest modelling. It’s been...
Is Housing First the solution to homelessness?

Is Housing First the solution to homelessness?

By Ben Goldson In recent years, the “Housing First” model has become thrust to the forefront of the debate around homelessness, with its numerous advocates pointing to its apparent success in trial programmes. However, although this data is heavily weighted in its...
What are the social impacts of climate change?

What are the social impacts of climate change?

By Ben Goldson With the impacts of climate change increasingly apparent, how will this manifest in society? During the lead-up to the 2016 primary season for the Democratic Party, candidate Bernie Sanders cited climate change as the largest threat to America’s...