With the 2020 cannabis referendum fast approaching, New Zealanders have a unique opportunity to let the government know what they want from drug reform.
The government's reform of 1989's Tomorrow's Schools legislation has been announced today, and it's promising changes for students, teachers, principals and boards.
Rates of antidepressant medication dispensing are on the rise among young people. What can this tell us about NZ's prescribing habits and the demographics missing out?
A review into Oranga Tamariki has been released after an investigation into their child uplifting practices by Newsroom – here's what it said.
Te Huka Mātauraka, the University of Otago Māori Centre, celebrates its 30th birthday this year as a crucial part of life for the university's Māori students.
New book Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance explores our history of protest through objects symbolising the power and lasting legacy of activism in New Zealand.
Huge numbers of Kiwi customers don't know who owns their bank, and it's contributing to a multi-billion dollar profit for Australian-owned banks in New Zealand every year.
Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua shares her thoughts on today's Constellation Cup game and the changing landscape of netball in New Zealand.
The Counter-terrorism bill is going through its first reading in Parliament, and it's been all over the news for the past week, but what exactly is it? Why is it so controversial? And do we really need it?
An initiative launched on Wednesday will translate 100 popular fiction books into te reo Māori, and it's kicking off with the first of the most popular book series of all time.
The first encounter between Māori, Captain Cook and his crew ended in the murder and brutalising of nine Tūranaga-nui-a-kiwa ancestors. The Ministry of Culture and Heritage's intention to include Māori history and voyaging traditions in the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of that tragedy has been received with mixed results.
Kiingitanga has announced, after over a month of discussions, that mana whenua at Ihumātao want to keep the land. Fletcher Buildings still owns it.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council was the first in New Zealand to vote in Māori ward seats. This election, the region's longest-standing Māori councillor is up against some fierce competition.
With attitudes shifting towards sustainability, what can people do to take a stand against big corporations making the wrong environmental decisions?
With the 2020 referendum fast approaching, what should the government be considering in their approach to cannabis legislation?
Rawinia Higgins, the first female and first te reo Maori second-language speaker appointed chairperson of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori talks about her reo journey.
A new version of Bic Runga's classic single 'Sway' is among the tracks on Waiata/Anthems, a compilation of te reo Māori versions of hit New Zealand songs.
Hōkai Rangi is a recently-released strategy aiming to drastically lower the ratio of Māori in prison in New Zealand, using Māori strategy to do so.
With American comedy PEN15 landing on Neon today, Alice Webb-Liddall chats with its creators and stars about uncovering all the shameful secrets pre-teen girls thought they got away with.
Award-winning designer Nash Karaitiana just had his first show at NZFW. Alice Webb-Liddall caught up with him about his unique brand Unco, and his journey to Fashion Week.
Over the course of the local elections period, The Spinoff is running primers on some of the most interesting races around the country. Today, we look at the Gisborne District Council election.
The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak has just been released in toy stores worldwide. Alice Webb-Liddall got the chance to try one out.
Meng Foon has been a fixture in Gisborne local government for more than two decades. Today he starts a new role, as race relations commissioner.