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Her best friend died at a Dunedin flat party. Now she's calling for change

Megan Prentice's best friend Sophia Crestani died in an overcrowded flat party in 2019.

It’s 2022 and NZ law still doesn’t define what consent is

“While the legal system may have a lot of grey areas, consent should never be a grey area."

Students twice as likely to live in mouldy homes than other NZers

35 percent of students had A4 size mould growing in their flats, a new survey says.

66% of NZ students struggling to buy food, clothing and pay bills

On average, those living in a shared flat spend 56% of their weekly income on rent.

There is not enough support for Asian mental health in NZ

'I've given you a perfect life, why do you need therapy?'

‘The best version of yourself takes time’: Rangatahi inspiring change in NZ

"Whatever you think you can shine light on in this forever changing world, just do it."

'If this is you, please return our Pikachu': Pokémon taken from Timezone

A man could be seen walking off with the Pikachu toy from Timezone Rotorua.

Asking people how much money they have in savings

“Nowadays you have to save for today, tomorrow and the future as well."

Taranaki father on why living rurally doesn’t save him money

“The system that so desperately wants people off the system was trapping us in the system.”

Why this Taranaki couple earning $165k want to live with their parents

"Working to help whānau, that's my purpose of life aye."

Cost of fruit and vegetables rises by 10%

This comes as concerns around the cost of living crisis continue to mount.

Periods, poverty and debt: Rangatahi grill politicians

Rangatahi asked politicians about poverty, period products and lowering the voting age in NZ.

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.

Lead pastors of NZ's ARISE church resign

Former interns have alleged serious mistreatment particularly within ARISE's internship programme.

NZ high schoolers open up about sexual assault on social media

There are calls for mandatory consent education in NZ.

With op shop prices on the rise, second hand clothing becomes controversial

We look into the for and against argument of thrift flipping

Price of burgers, coffee increase as food prices rise again

As NZ continues to grapple with a cost of living crisis, food prices continue to rise.

Presbyterian Church to offer future land sales to iwi first

The church will offer any future church-owned land for sale to local iwi before anyone else.

Inside Auckland’s Ōtara Market: Community, taonga and taro

‘More than selling flowers, it’s about engaging with the local people’

Fruit and vege prices up whopping 18% in a year: Statistics NZ

Food prices have risen 7.6% in the last year - the highest annual increase in over a decade.

Meet the NZ Jews against the occupation of Palestine

“I was brought up on a story about my country that wasn’t true.”

I bought a house with my friend, here is my advice

Co-owning a house with friends isn’t new - but it's rarely tapped into. 

Nearly half of New Zealanders say they have no religion

Only 29.6 percent of New Zealanders identified with no religion in the 2001 census.

'Last call at 9.30pm': What the nightlife is like in New Plymouth

Taranaki locals tell us about the nightlife in New Plymouth two years into a pandemic.

Project Bloom: A photo studio that had Wellington teens in its grip

Project Bloom impeccably captured the zeitgeist of the 2010s.

Student allowances go up by $25: 'Feels like a poverty trap'

There's relief and frustration among students as allowances and living costs have gone up by $25.

Russians in NZ tell us how they feel about Putin

"We have a common enemy - this enemy called Vladimir Putin."

I'm a primary school teacher who wears a hijab. The kids understand

I tell the kids my hijab is for my religion and they grasp that concept so fast.

NZ is leading the charge against online hate. But have we done enough?

When does free speech becomes hate speech? And can we ‘nip it in the bud’ before it's too late?

A ‘disturbing proportion’ of NZers think they can land a plane after watching one video: new study

A retired Air New Zealand pilot said the video was “100 percent useless” for training purposes.