If Auckland’s roads are anything to go by, the city is struggling. Image: Tina Tiller
Opinion

Auckland is losing it

As 'Freedom Day' approaches, the people of Tāmaki Makaurau appear to be at the end of their tether.

Latest

Illustrations by Sharon Lam

A letter to my future dog

Sharon Lam corresponds with the canine love of her life.
A new documentary follows Scribe’s grim past, and looks towards a hopefully brighter future. Image compilation: TVNZ/Tina Tiller

Behind the scenes of Scribe’s new documentary

'We knew that potentially it could be an incomplete or unfinished story arc and that the end of the story might well be Scribe's vanished again.'

Podcasts

You deserve a raise

You deserve a raise

New Zealand’s Labour Cost Index showed a 2.4% wage increase last year. But when you set that against an inflation increase of 4.9% over the same period, in real terms the average New Zealander took a 2.5% pay cut. In a tight labour market, we should in theory all be marching into our boss’s office and asking for a raise – so why isn’t this happening?
Who wants to lead the National Party next?

Who wants to lead the National Party next?

Judith Collins is out as leader of the opposition after a spectacularly messy 24 hours of politics. But who’ll replace her? And what about all the other quite important things this saga has overshadowed? The Gone By Lunchtime team assembles for an emergency edition of the podcast.

Videos

A guide to echo chambers

A guide to echo chambers

Remember thinking there was no chance Donald Trump would win the 2016 US presidential election? You weren’t alone – everybody else in your echo chamber thought the same thing.
2:43
Fifty Percent

Fifty Percent

Lillian has a 50% chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease that runs in her family. Now she has a decision to make: get tested and find out, or continue to live on in the unknown.
9:52
Make It 16

Make It 16

These rangatahi are ready to make history as they fight to lower the voting age in New Zealand.
19:48
How Teeks first discovered his voice

How Teeks first discovered his voice

Musician TEEKS tells us about finding his voice through kapa haka, learning a valuable money lesson, the Adele album that holds a special place in his heart and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air.
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The Best Of

When can people start arriving to NZ without going into MIQ? From January. Image: Tina Tiller

The NZ Covid opening-up calendar

Traffic lights, internal and external borders, hairdressers – there’s a lot to process. Here are the key dates in one place.

Food

Politics

Judith Collins has been ousted as National leader (Image: Getty Images; additional design by Tina Tiller)

National caucus dumps Judith Collins

MPs have called time on Collins’ leadership, leaving Christopher Luxon and Mark Mitchell to battle it out. 

Business

Television

A new documentary follows Scribe’s grim past, and looks towards a hopefully brighter future. Image compilation: TVNZ/Tina Tiller

Behind the scenes of Scribe’s new documentary

'We knew that potentially it could be an incomplete or unfinished story arc and that the end of the story might well be Scribe's vanished again.'
What is New Zealand watching on Netflix, and for the love of all that is streaming, why are we watching it? (Image: Tina Tiller)

What New Zealand does and doesn’t watch on Netflix

Netflix has released a treasure trove of information on its most popular shows and films worldwide. We scoured the data to see what New Zealand is watching.

Society

If Auckland’s roads are anything to go by, the city is struggling. Image: Tina Tiller
Opinion

Auckland is losing it

As 'Freedom Day' approaches, the people of Tāmaki Makaurau appear to be at the end of their tether.
Illustrations by Sharon Lam

A letter to my future dog

Sharon Lam corresponds with the canine love of her life.

Books

Science

Ātea

CEO of Kotahi Rau Pukapuka, Pānia Papa. (Images: supplied/Tina Tiller)

An epic quest for a hundred books

Translating 100 books is ambitious, but 'unreasonable ambition' is what’s required for te reo to survive.
(Image: Tina Tiller)

An unthinkable act

The racist attack on a pou whakairo at Ōtūherekio in Te Waipounamu shows some are threatened by the growing tangata whenua presence in our landscape.

Media

Money

Music

A new documentary follows Scribe’s grim past, and looks towards a hopefully brighter future. Image compilation: TVNZ/Tina Tiller

Behind the scenes of Scribe’s new documentary

'We knew that potentially it could be an incomplete or unfinished story arc and that the end of the story might well be Scribe's vanished again.'
K-pop girl group GFriend (Image: Getty Images; additional design: Tina Tiller)

New to K-pop? Try running to it

A playlist of irresistible songs that will last the 5km distance you absolutely can run.

Sports

Joseph Parker at a training session in 2017. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Opinion

The journalist and the boxer

On boxing, writing, and an unlikely friendship with Joseph Parker.
A guide to echo chambers

A guide to echo chambers

Remember thinking there was no chance Donald Trump would win the 2016 US presidential election? You weren’t alone – everybody else in your echo chamber thought the same thing.
2:43
What is the dark web?

What is the dark web?

Did you know only 4% of the internet is discoverable through Google search? The rest is what’s know as the deep web, and beyond that there’s the dark web. What is it, why was it created and who uses it?
2:41
What are the rules of the internet?

What are the rules of the internet?

Have you ever wondered why platforms don’t get shut down when they host extremist content, why Twitter doesn’t get sued every time someone spreads misinformation, or how sites like 4Chan can even exist? It’s because of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – or the 26 words that created the internet.
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