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12 February 2017

This investigative radio documentary asks what is being done to clean up New Zealand's lakes and rivers and it is being done fast enough?

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21 August 2016

Economist Dr Chris Wilkins leads Massey University's illegal drug research team. He recently wrote a New Zealand Medical Journal editorial promoting the idea of using registered clubs to regulate...

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14 August 2016

There are around one million 'unsettled settlers' - including thousands of New Zealanders - on various kinds of temporary visas in Australia, and many are being unfairly treated.

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29 September 2015

An ocean sanctuary covering more than 6-hundred thousand square kilometres is to be created around the Kermadec islands north east of New Zealand.


Audio interview
22 May 2015

Professor June Andrews, Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling in Scotland, discusses dementia care. 

8 September 2014

Each week during the NZ election campaign, Radio New Zealand journalists check the claims made by political parties and their candidates against the facts.

3 September 2014

With the NZ national election due to take place on Saturday 20 September, this quick guide explains the Mixed Member Proportional voting system (MMP), campaign spending rules as well as how to...

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18 May 2009

The relationship between New Zealand's National and Maori Parties has once again been put to the test, this time over Fiji.

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Audio program
16 April 2009

Just six months after losing the election, Helen Clark has "moved on" and secured one of the United Nations' top jobs.

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Audio interview
3 May 2015

Alcohol damage to unborn children has been described as one of New Zealand's biggest preventable health problems but it appears nobody knows the size of the problem or is actively trying to find...

Audio program
5 April 2015

More than 165 thousand New Zealanders had non-urgent or elective surgery last year - 60 per cent more than in 2003.

Audio program
30 November 2014

Is the New Zealand government's desire to step away from state housing just ideological, or will it work and give the thousands of people on housing waiting lists a place to call home?

Audio program
16 November 2014

New Zealand's government has introduced new labour laws that strengthen the hand of employers. Employers say the bargaining process had become unnecessarily protracted and costly. Unions argue it...

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12 October 2014

Radio New Zealand's Otago reporter visits farms to investigate the reality of the new dairy workforce.

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28 September 2014

What legacy has nearly a decade of military rule left behind in Fiji, and what challenges lie ahead?

Audio program
24 August 2014

Education, health and the economy are the three big issues in any election.

Audio program
27 July 2014

Identifying the most vulnerable children even before they're born could improve the lives of Maori and Pacific children.

Audio program
6 July 2014

America's so-called "rebalance" towards the Asia-Pacific is thought to be prompted by the rising presence of China in the region. But could that also put New Zealand in a difficult position as it...

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15 June 2014

Does New Zealand still need the same kind of Defence Force?

Audio program
1 June 2014

Graeme Acton travels to the heart of the South Island High Country, where farmers and environmentalists are locked in a battle pitting farming intensification against those who want to preserve...

Audio program
18 May 2014

Leigh McLachlan asks whether only allowing men to speak on the Marae is sexism or upholding ancestral teachings?

Audio program
11 May 2014

The number of people voluntarily referring themselves for therapy to try to prevent them from sexually abusing children is rising.

Audio program
13 April 2014

Demelza Leslie explores if bold trade targets with China are achievable.

Audio program
23 March 2014

Megan Whelan explores access to mental health services in the face of a suicide rate that is resistant to change.

New Zealand is still struggling to reduce one of the highest youth suicide...

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