Food and drink are the source of many memories. Simon Day remembers a hangover and his childhood with milkshake guru Matt Fitzgerald.
Taking over New Zealand’s most lauded restaurant is not a move for the faint-hearted, but risks tend to pay off for Sid and Chand Sahrawat.
From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He spoke to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand.
Māori are in the process of choosing which electoral roll to vote from. Simon Day spoke to Dr Paerau Warbrick about what that decision means.
Today, even large corporations are trying to be agile, experimental and collaborative — an approach that could be termed 'hacking'.
One third of all food produced is thrown away, at the same time as billions of people go hungry. Simon Day met some of the people trying to fix our broken food system.
Māori, Pacific and low income groups have a health outcomes well below the rest of the population. In Dunedin there's a community that's come up with the medicine to treat itself.
In 2015 Simon Day travelled to Adelaide to observe the inaugural day/night test. Yesterday, he caught the train to Eden Park to see the first pink ball test match played in New Zealand.
Today New Zealand's first day/night test match starts at Eden Park - part of a scheme to cure test cricket of its apparent terminal illness. Simon Day argues test cricket will never die.
The Race is an original piece of theatre about those marginalised by society, created by those who have been marginalised themselves. Simon Day spoke to some of the cast about the role acting has in their lives.
Aerial artist Empress Stah performs the world's only laser butt plug show, and she brought it to Splore 2018 last weekend. Simon Day spoke to her about how her art challenges audiences to look at the world in a different way.
A Facebook post by the Auckland Council’s tourism arm promoting a hike in the Waitākere Ranges is another example of the council’s mixed messaging on the kauri dieback.
In August a group of New Zealand researchers presented a report to the UN detailing the effects of racism on Māori. Simon Day spoke to AUT’s Dr Heather Came about the causes and cures for New Zealand’s racism.
New Zealand led the world with the recognition of the legal personhood of the Whanganui River and Te Urewera ranges. Otago University professor of law, Jacinta Ruru, says this needs to be the start of a Māori worldview contribution to our legal system and the way we look after our environment.