This is not the country we know and love

By Amy Brooke, The Spectator: It is increasingly sad, so many New Zealanders saying they would…

Old phone technology making a comeback?

By Charles Coles: Tired of forever being drawn to his state-of-the-art smartphone every time it beeped…

Government tightens grip on track and trace across all covid alert levels

Mandatory record keeping across alert levels 1, 2, 3, and 4, is being introduced for busy…

Suicide stats to be released in September

The last time official statistics documenting the number of people who took their owns lives were…

Boffins say government lockdown placed a burden on women, 13% of parents depressed

The covid-19 lockdown placed considerable strain on families with loss of income, balancing work and childcare…

Rocket Lab military satellite launch prompts Kiwi petition for peace in space

In March 2021 New Zealand-based Rocket Lab launched a US military Space Missile Defense Command payload…

French economist says citizens should be given 120,000 euros on their 25th birthday – and here’s why

To reduce this inequality, the French star economist Thomas Piketty is making an unusual proposal: everyone…

Teenager makes prosthetic arm out of Lego

Ever since he was a kid, David Aguilar was obsessed with Lego. He spent his childhood…

Live animal exports to continue

SAFE is disappointed by an announcement from MPI today that exports of livestock by sea will…

Working long hours is a killer

Working long hours is a risk factor for dying from cardiovascular disease or having a stroke…

Call to increase size of Auckland marine reserve to protect crayfish

Even inside fully-protected marine reserves crayfish numbers have plummeted and numbers outside reserves are likely much…

Inflation leaving the poorest worse off for the essentials

The Council of Trade Unions is concerned that today’s consumer price index (CPI) data shows that…

‘Fake’ news, wrong experts, confusing comparisons

A lot of what people see or read online is true, but sometimes it is deliberately…

Cash is King? Well…perhaps not

With some retailers refusing to accept cash from its loyal customers – fearing it may carry…

The downsides of dating apps, and how to overcome them

Increasingly, people are turning to dating sites and apps to find love. And while the pool…