Misinformation about the effectiveness of the test is swirling, but in fact the PCR is both reliable and critical in taking on the virus.

Sharing wealth is how we share care and responsibility for this land and all of the people in it.


The Best Of

A little bit of Covid-19 is a small price to pay for a whole lot of rugby, writes Hayden Donnell

At school he was told he should pack boxes. Robett Hollis has never stopped running from that.

All the illustrations and animations in one place.


The second instalment of Patrick Gower’s On… series is about the one issue that has touched all of us this year. But the documentary seems almost as fascinated by Gower himself.

How will the government's mistakes over the last few weeks affect the pre-election climate?

Because every dollar spent is a political statement – even the seemingly trivial ones.

The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

Labour says this will be the Covid election. National says it's about the economy. There's something big being missed in the middle.


The latest on election 2020 and other New Zealand news, updated throughout the day.

They might agree on a lot, but the minor party scene is being roiled by conflict around the emergence of Advance NZ.

Over the last few months, Linda Burgess has cheered herself up by watching cooking programmes. And saying fuck.

Farewell winter's veg and welcome in spring with this delicious tart, perfect for a classy lunch or a simple dinner. 

What is sourdough and why did so many people become obsessed with it during lockdown? This month’s Dietary Requirements podcast cracks open the starter to investigate.


Three hospitality venues are 'locations of interest' after customers tested positive for Covid-19.

The company’s latest product, made with supplement company Jeuneora, has come under fire from Consumer NZ for failing to comply with food standards.

Her clothing has been seen on celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, she has over 150,000 Instagram followers and she's currently working from her bedroom.

What small things can we do to take care of our mental health in a Covid-19 world?

As bad as this economic crisis is, it has presented immense opportunities. How do we take advantage of them?


How to keep your eyes peeled for Covid-19 cons.

Nick Mowbray built one of NZ’s most successful businesses. He’s disgusted at corporates profiting from the wage subsidy scheme.

Netflix drama Ratched aims to rehabilitate the villain from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but would do better in the electric chair.

Tara Ward chats to Farmer Harry, one of the Australian bachelors looking for love on reality series The Farmer Wants a Wife. 

Rose Matafeo's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show is not just a silly show about love, it's about obsessive devotion.


Grand Designs NZ isn't just about the buildings, it's about the people who fill them.

Join Michèle A’Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden as they go on an odyssey of women’s rage, and find out how we can channel our anger into good. 

After the second lockdown came to Auckland, Nick Atkinson dusted off and spruced up his bicycle,

Charges have been laid over historic offending at Dilworth, but former students say it could be just the beginning.

It shouldn't take hitting absolute rock bottom for people to get the help they need.


A South Auckland charity makes close to half a million a year from running a flea market on a publicly owned carpark but distributes less than a third of its income in grants, which has some locals wondering whether the trust could be doing more to support the community, given the pressing needs in the area.

As a wise philosopher once said, 'If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends'.

Featuring two splendidly complicated cookbooks, the new Elena Ferrante, and a mushroom obsessive.

A new poem from Dunedin poet Emer Lyons.

Bren MacDibble cleaned up the junior fiction titles in the children's book awards with 2018's The Dog Runner and 2019's How to Bee. Her latest is a wild adventure on croc and shark-infested seas.


A new children's book aims to capture the essence of what it means to be Tongan.

The story of a magnificent woman undone by mental illness – and by her family's refusal to see her clearly.

How do the campaign policies of our political parties stack up?

Māori language revitalisation researcher Dr Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta explores what lessons can be learned here in Aotearoa from the current explosion in popularity of Korean culture.

A new Māori-Sāmoan collaboration combines te reo, coffee and chocolate into a delicious learning experience.


Making his film-writing and directing debut in the tele-film Toke, Kewana Duncan talks about the influences and experiences that got him here and how to avoid playing into Māori stereotypes. 

It's time to go further – more rights, more power for Māori across health, justice and education.

From kete and hiapo to MS Paint and neo-pop crocodiles, Tautai Gallery celebrates Pacific art in all its forms.

Novelist Chloe Lane talks to artist Nicola Farquhar about guts and hats, and her fondness for ruining things.

The Creatives in Schools programme just received a $4 million boost, but arts educators say the programme falls far short of creating lasting change.


A collective of four wāhine Māori artists, Mata Aho Collective work together to transform human-scale Māori weaving practices into atua-scale contemporary artworks.

Tulia Thompson talks to Paparoa painter Jack Trolove and considers her new body of work, Mangrove. 

Could there be life in the belt of gas that surrounds Venus? Astronomers reckon there might just be.

Tech start-up Areto Labs noticed online abuse was stopping women from going into politics – so it did something about it.

Futurist and evolutionary biologist Robert Hickson on the known and as-yet-unknown aspects of the virus. 


How Covid-19 plays out doesn't just depend on the relationship between the virus and the host – it also depends on the environment.

Dr Michelle Wise, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist, answers some of the main questions pregnant women are concerned about right now. 

In this episode of media podcast The Fold, host Duncan Greive speaks to NZ On Air’s new chief executive Cameron Harland about the findings of the recent Where Are the Audiences? report.

Sherry Zhang talks to the founders of Shit You Should Care About about social media's ever-evolving role as a news source.

After a member of the public made a complaint to New Zealand's chief censor, Netflix has added a warning to its latest docu-drama featuring a short clip from the banned video. 


Is 2020 the year of the troll? Are you a troll? Emily Writes has a quiz to see if you can change.

A US TV giant has bought the Kiwi battler Three. What does that mean for Tova O’Brien, The Block and 7 Days?

It's been two decades, so how is it you can still pull off a kickflip like it was yesterday?

While musically and visually on point, much-anticipated indie game No Straight Roads is all sensory overload and little substance.

Do you like cute dogs? Do you like cute people? Wellington-based Starcolt Studios' first game, Best Friend Forever, might just be the one for you. 


Another PS4 exclusive, another game about the cost of violence.

Ever wanted to be Iron Man? Sam Brooks prefers Pepper Potts, but he had a great time stepping into the iron suit anyway.

'Mapping Auckland's Venues' is a series which looks at the growth, contraction and general change in the city's live music scene over the years.

Ollie Wards has joined TikTok as the music director for Australia and New Zealand. What does this mean for our local acts?

The singer opens up about life in New Zealand, crowdfunding, and the moment her husband left her in the middle of a pandemic.


In the latest episode of Final Mix, Yadana Saw and The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Flynn Scott road test new songs from the band’s forthcoming album Friend Ship.

The follow-up to African Giant finds an Afrobeats star at the peak of his powers.

Our children learn from everyone around them – and in 2020, we need to recognise that they learn from TikTok, PornHub, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat too.

Because nothing says 'thanks Dad!' than a bag of pork crackling.

It’s a podcast almost four years in the making on a topic 'shrouded in silence'. Emily Writes speaks to Susie Ferguson about The Unthinkable.


Arihia Latham reflects on the life lessons her daughters will take into a new future. 

A group of mothers, personal trainers, and physiotherapists have joined together to try to address New Zealand's lack of post-birth care. Here's why.

The U-turn follows statements from Ashley Bloomfield about expectations under current Covid-19 settings and outcry among students.

Les Mills Takapuna has launched a 'full deep clean followed by an anti-viral fogging treatment'.

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 


Dozens of major cities are building cycleways and pedestrianising streets as they adapt to the post-pandemic world. What's going on in Auckland?

The son of a Mongrel Mob president, former professional boxer Dave Letele is now helping South Aucklanders get jobs, get fit and get fed. Reiná Vaai meets the 'Brown Buttabean' at his Manukau HQ. 

All Black fans are desperate to watch them take on Australia. But the arguments for playing in New Zealand are worse than flimsy, writes Scotty Stevenson.

In the Counties-Manukau and Auckland Blues teams of the late 1990s, 'Big Joe' was one half of a double act the likes of which we may never see again.

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due.


Can we please stick to T-shirt cannons and on-field tug-of-war instead of watching strangers smooch?

The Tour de France is going ahead despite Covid-19 – only next month, the pros will compete indoors.

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks with Dr Ju Zhang, CEO of Formus Labs.

Annabelle, Ben and Toby debate the renaming of the nation as the campaign races to the middle.

This year's winner of the Callaghan Innovation C-Prize challenge, Zincovery, is trying to recycle New Zealand's galvanising waste.


The 2020 election has risen, bleary eyed, from its slumber, and so have Annabelle, Ben and Toby.

This week on Business Is Boring, Simon Pound Zooms with Zoe Walker Ahwa and Rebecca Wadey, founders of new fashion website Ensemble.

We took a look at the Neon and Sky catalogues to gain a little insight on how a show can maximise its chances.

While there’s still a need for increased support, more people are starting to talk about postnatal depression and anxiety. But antenatal mental distress continues to be misunderstood and left unspoken.

'Kei hea tātou? Kei Aotearoa tātou, me te aha, he haepapa tō ngā whakahaere e mahi nei i Aotearoa kia tika, kia pono, kia toitū hoki te mahi tahi ki te Māori, i tōna mana hei tangata whenua.'


Engaging with Te Tiriti o Waitangi isn't mandated in the private sector like it is in the public sector. But businesses are discovering the wealth of knowledge to be found through meaningful engagement with Māori.

It's more than just a comedy, it’s a landmark in millennial feminist storytelling.

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