NZ had the highest melanoma death rate in the world in 2020

Alongside Australia, New Zealand also has the highest number of cases of melanoma in 2020. 

86% of people are tricked by this optical illusion, are you?

It's black and blue to me. Wait, wrong one.

‘Most the kids have uncles that are blackpowers’: Growing up in Pātea

Re: talked to two teens growing up in the town behind NZ's greatest ever tune, 'Poi E'.

NZ AIDS Foundation changes name to honour HIV advocate Bruce Burnett

From Thursday, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is now the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.

Why the Māori King’s daughter met with Prince Charles in London

“I’ll be honest, my greatest desire is for all Māori land to be returned to Māori.”

Seeing the ocean is enough to improve our mental health, but we’re not sure why

This World Oceans Day, we relook at how the ocean can improve our mental health.

Six60 paid our rent for a year

We went to Ōtepoti/Dunedin to meet the first-ever recipients of Six60's new scholarship.

Monkeypox to become a notifiable disease in NZ

"We are making sure we're as prepared as possible if any cases do appear here."

Sāmoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to visit NZ

This visit marks 60 years since the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa and Samoa was signed. 

Greymouth’s pink church vandalised with homophobic, antisemitic graffiti

In a statement, police said the building was vandalised in the early hours of Thursday, June 2.

These teens want gender neutral bathrooms in all NZ high schools

“I have to disgender myself when I can’t use a gender neutral bathroom.”

Covid update June 7: 10,191 new cases, 14 deaths in two days

The seven-day rolling average of community cases today is 6,202.

Covid update June 5: 4,400 cases, 371 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 8 people with Covid-19 have died.

‘Infertility doesn’t discriminate’: 26-year-old shares IVF journey

“Only on an IVF journey do you get excited about having good eggs”.

Covid update June 4: 6,291 cases, 369 hospitalisations

The Ministry of Health says 11 people with Covid-19 have died.

Petition to change NZ to Aotearoa presented to Parliament

Te Pāti Māori has presented its petition urging Parliament to change New Zealand's official name.

Covid update June 3: 6,232 new cases, 14 deaths

Cases of Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are now in the community.

Meth laced MDMA tablet found in NZ for first time

Methamphetamine has reportedly been found in an MDMA tablet in New Zealand for the first time.

Self-harm hospitalisations have doubled for 10-14-year-olds

"During the pandemic we’ve been completely online and that takes a huge toll on teenagers."

Covid update June 2: 7,870 community cases, 13 deaths

Today's seven-day rolling average of community case numbers 6,937 – last Thursday, it was 7,095.

Taxing sugary drinks drops sales by 15%. Why isn’t NZ doing it?

Researchers analysed more than 60 studies which looked at the impact of sugary beverage taxes.

How to compliment someone's outfit in Sāmoan, reconnecting with roots

"The survival of the language and culture is in our day-to-day living."

I never want kids so I had a vasectomy at 32

“Once I figured out that kids aren’t something I dream of, I wanted to commit to that.”

Covid-19 Update June 1: 8,182 new cases and 13 deaths

Dedicated pharmacists are now able to prescribe antiviral medicines as treatment for Covid-19. 

Inside the South Auckland fashion show celebrating Pasifika style

"Fashion is being yourself [and] depending on the context, it can be whatever you want it to be."

HIV prevention pill PrEP might be easier to access in NZ soon

A proposal has been put forward to remove many of the barriers in place for people wanting PrEP.

Covid update May 31: 8,436 new cases, 18 deaths

There have been an average of 14 deaths a day related to Covid-19 in the last seven days.

More supermarket options on the way, NZ Government promises

David Clark said the Government is "urgently pursuing"ways to introduce more competition.