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Politics
Nov 17, 2018

Meanwhile in Britain, Brexit keeps lurching from debacle to disaster

This week British PM Theresa May thought she'd finally come up with a Brexit deal that her own MPs would accept. Things didn't quite turn out that way.

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Politics
Nov 12, 2018

When are NZ teachers striking, and why? All you need to know

Primary teachers begin rolling strikes today. Here's the essential FAQ.

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Television
Aug 19, 2018

TVNZ pulls doco peddling pre-Māori-civilisation pseudo-science

Skeletons in the Cupboard, a documentary that includes the claim seven foot tall, red-headed Celts built complex astrological stone monuments before Māori arrived in Aotearoa

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Society
Jul 12, 2018

Nurses’ strike begins: all you need to know

A 24-hour strike is under way after last-ditch talks failed yesterday. What it’s all about and what does it mean for patients?

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Society
Jun 3, 2018

The great NZ meth-test hysteria: how the hell did we get sucked in?

The debate over the danger of methamphetamine contamination was settled once and for all last week. But how did we get to that point at all?

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Society
May 31, 2018

How did NZ end up facing a 150,000-cow, $886m cull, and who is to blame?

This week the government announced a mass cull in an attempt to rid New Zealand of Mycoplasma bovis. Via RNZ, an explainer on how we ended up here On Monday, the …

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Politics
May 24, 2018

What does the parliamentary speaker do, and why is he under fire?

The role of the speaker and the schoolyard scrap of Question Time are in the news as Paula Bennett and Gerry Brownlee square up against Trevor Mallard. What's it all about? Chris Bramwell of RNZ explains 

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Politics
May 17, 2018

Budget 2018: what to expect today, and when

Chris Bramwell of RNZ sets the stage for Grant Robertson’s big day Finance Minister Grant Robertson is pitching today's Budget as one that will set the foundations for the government's plan …

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Music
May 11, 2018

House of Shem’s Carl Perkins passes away

Reggae musician Carl Perkins has died, aged 59, after a battle with bowel cancer.

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Ātea
May 7, 2018

New programme mooted to tackle unconscious bias in education

Studies show high levels of racial bias and discrimination in schools continues to disadvantage Māori and Pasifika children. Some say a new initiative has already yielded results but isn't getting the support it needs. 

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Media
May 2, 2018

The grapevine gazette: How NZ media handled the Clarke Gayford rumours

Could media report on slurs designed to do damage without amplifying the effect of them and playing into the hands of the rumour-mongers?

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Auckland
Apr 11, 2018

How to cope when the power is out

With 120,00 Auckland homes still without power after last night's monster storm, and many expected to be waiting days for its restoration, here are some tips for carrying on without wattage.

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