Insight (RadioNZ)

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Insight: The rub between WINZ and beneficiaries

The vision of the Ministry of Social Development is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. But many beneficiaries are taking to social media to talk about its lack of humanity.

Insight: NZ's mental health at breaking point?

The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. What are New Zealand's services doing to keep up?

Insight: Data in exchange for help

This New Zealand radio documentary explores the issues involved with government collection of social service data.
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New Zealand's neglected foetal alcohol problem

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 out. Eighteen months ago, the New Zealand government committed itself to implementing...

Demand for elective surgery

More than 165 thousand New Zealanders had non-urgent or elective surgery last year - 60 per cent more than in 2003. They were the ones who got through the complex and poorly understood system for choosing which patients are most in need of non-acute hip...