Politics

Indigenous Kanak call on Māori for help: ‘We are the same people’

“Kanak people need their voice heard by the world.”

How the proposed sick leave changes could impact you

The Government is proposing changes to the Holidays Act.

The Foreshore and Seabed hīkoi, 20 years on

A new doco shares the story of what happened in 2004.

How NZers are protesting Israel with their wallets

Boycotting has become a major tool for New Zealanders looking to support the Palestinian people.

‘Horrific stats’: Rangatahi rally for mental health at Parliament

Advocacy group Mental Health Matters Initiative presented the Government with nine calls to action.

Three Strikes makes its return: The controversial law explained

The Government is reviving the Three Strikes legislation Labour scrapped two years ago.

Auckland uni students say they’ll stop paying rent after 8% hike

“The rent strike is a last resort method to stand up to them.”

Renting? Here’s some advice for navigating the Govt’s rental reforms

Changes are coming to the rules around renting in NZ. So, what can tenants do in the months ahead?

Youth voices in local government are under threat

Whanganui Youth Council is on the chopping block and it's not the only one.

Vapes are prescription-only in Australia. Should NZ do the same?

Or will that just create more problems.

Anger and outrage: students to rally against government climate approach

20 protests are planned across New Zealand for Friday April 5.

Minimum wage to go up, tax break for landlords kicks in

Here’s what New Zealanders can expect from April 1.

It’s politically tense in NZ. But Māori are here, present and proud

Why Waitangi Day fills me with morbid optimism.

Why I’m visiting the iwi who protected the remains of my Chinese ancestor

“Having this connection that transcends time and cultures as well is unique.”

How Waitangi Day became a day of protest

‘What the hell have we got to celebrate?’

Explainer: Why are Yemen’s Houthis attacking Red Sea ships?

And what it has to do with Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

Leaked ministry document warns Bill could break spirit and text of Treaty

“This is not supported by either the spirit of the Treaty or the text of the Treaty.”

Not making it 16: government rules out advice to lower voting age

A new report recommends a bunch of changes to our electoral system with some rejected and accepted.

Explainer: South Africa’s genocide case against Israel

An urgent hearing is set to begin at the International Court of Justice. Here’s what it is about.

New year, new tenancy? What landlords can and can’t make you do

Here are a few things to be aware of when navigating a rental agreement.

How the Government’s climate plans stack up against the official advice

While there’s some alignment between the two, there are a few glaring differences.

Is greed impacting the cost of your groceries?

Some reports say the high cost of living is being driven by firms charging more than they need to.

'At 21 years old... this was not the plan': NZ's youngest MP

We followed New Zealand’s youngest MP in 170 years as she delivered her maiden speech in Parliament.

Analysis: Māori call to action is history repeating itself

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has called the outpouring of criticism by Māori “pretty unfair”.

Three Waters is dead. But our water system is still fucked

How much do you know about New Zealand’s water infrastructure or the massive issues with it?

NZ's smokefree legislation: A history of stubbing out smoking

Once upon a time, there was pretty much nowhere you couldn't smoke.