Why New Zealand must join the global call for a people’s vaccine

Leaders around the world are uniting to ensure that a Covid-19 vaccine is free to everyone who wants it.

Live updates, May 30: No new cases; Covid-19 testing centres closing

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

NZ is on the brink of zero active cases. Who else is in the Covid-free club?

As NZ approaches elimination of Covid-19, we look at who else has pulled it off.

Live updates, May 29: One active case remaining in NZ, with zero new cases for seventh day

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Live updates, May 28: No new cases, one new death; Peters wants fast-track of trans-Tasman bubble

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

Turn me on: Navigating sex after a spinal cord injury

Where do I start, Will people find me attractive? And can I have sex with a catheter?

‘Brand New Zealand’ needs to be more than an empty slogan

It makes sense to focus on our unique selling points as a country during the post-Covid rebuild. But we also have to live the values we market to the world.

Live updates, May 27: No new cases for fifth day; Collins ‘sick of being demonised for my ethnicity’

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

The week in Covid-19 data: How relaxed is our government?

Every week we use Our World in Data's numbers to assess New Zealand's Covid-19 response. This week, we look at the government stringency index.

Live updates, May 26: No new cases; Muller goes up against PM at Question Time

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

Lockdown made us rethink how we value productivity – so let’s make the most of it

Unpaid labour often isn't counted as productive. Can we change the way we measure work?

The deserving and the undeserving: The two-tier benefits as seen by a beneficiary

A tax-free payment of $490 a week would be life-changing for people like me, writes beneficiary Eamonn Marra.

Live updates, May 25: Gatherings maximum lifts to 100; alert level one decision day announced

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis and breaking news in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

South Africa from my living room window

How to cook eggs and dealing with Covid-19 as a recent arrival to South Africa.

Making up is hard to do: Should you try to fix a broken friendship?

After 24 years of friendship, Karyn and Catherine lost touch. Over lockdown, the rift began to heal.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Contact tracing apps, explained

Speed is of the essence when breaking any chains of transmission, and that's where contact tracing apps come in.