A new initiative to teach yoga and mindfulness to troubled youth is effecting remarkable change. Don Rowe visits with Atawhai, a new initiative from Kristina Cavit and The Kindness Institute, ahead of their inaugural end of programme event this Sunday.
At around this time every year, the howls of agony echo around the country as people realise the retailers of liquor are shut. But forewarned is forearmed: Don Rowe presents the Spinoff's guide to buying booze at Easter and on Anzac Day.
Don Rowe speaks to Steve Williams, a Palmerston North man who has curated the most incredible collection of packaging materials in New Zealand - and possibly the world.
Last week we invited you to lob your questions regarding autonomous cars at AUT professor Reinhard Klette, New Zealand's foremost expert on the subject. Today he responds to a selection of the many questions he received, and explains why driverless cars might not be as close as you think.
Don Rowe speaks to Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, the leading science communicator of our age, about climate change, celebratory ignorance and the rise (or not) of artificial intelligence.
As more and more young and vulnerable people are locked out of the market, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has declared war on bad landlords, releasing their tenancy compliance team into the wild. Don Rowe talks to their leader.
As summer drops away with the leaves a family in West Auckland prepares to endure another winter in substandard government housing, in a place that feels far from a home. Don Rowe visits and hears their story.
Having analysed the spate of uplifting stories about millennial strugglers buying homes, Don Rowe reveals how you, too, can lift your foot above your head and on to the lowest rung of the property ladder.
A new game ten years in the making attempts to adapt naturist Henry David Thoreau's classic Walden. But far from the rich and luscious text of Thoreau's hippie bible, Walden, a game is closer to a bowl of plastic fruit, writes Don Rowe.