Baz Macdonald

How Waitangi Day became a day of protest

‘What the hell have we got to celebrate?’

What it’s like being a female corrections officer in a high-security male prison

"Corrections has people applying for prison roles spend a day in a prison before they take the job."

How your corn chips are made

New Zealanders spend over $1 billion a year on snack foods, but do you know how they are made?

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.

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?

What the coalition deal means for renters

A Renters United spokesperson says the policies empower landlords and disenfranchise renters.

Young people vote the least. But that is changing

This year youth enrollment jumped up to 83%, up from 75% in 2017.

What a National-led government could mean for rangatahi

The results will have a big impact on their lives, political campaigner Max Harris says.

Policy breakdown: Crime and justice

Get an overview of each New Zealand political parties' policy on crime and justice.

The generational divide this election

We use Vote Compass data to get an insight on how different generations think about the big issues.

Policy breakdown: climate change

Get an overview of each New Zealand political parties' policy on climate.

Policy breakdown: Cost of living

Get an overview of each New Zealand political parties' policy on cost of living.

Do voters feel like youth crime is getting worse?

We asked them if the issue will affect how they vote in the upcoming election.

The convoy returns to Parliament

Several groups involved in the convoy occupation of Parliament returned today.

Youth crime isn’t more common, it’s just more visible

The past 15 years have actually seen a dramatic decline in youth crime, according MOJ stats.

You can blame your bad behaviour on childhood friends, science says

They can even help determine what your beliefs and morals are.

'Fucking extortionate': How the cost of living is swaying people's votes

We talked with young people about the cost of living crisis and how it will impact their vote.

Who's to blame for the cost of living crisis?

The cost of living has skyrocketed since the pandemic began.

‘I’m cold, Mama’: the NZers struggling to stay warm this winter

Last winter 110,000 households couldn’t afford to keep their homes adequately warm, says MBIE.

We have to stop ignoring youth homelessness

“I hope that our people in power can actually recognise and identify that this is a problem."

Non-binary people on why their pronouns matter

“My pronouns are one of the ways I feel most myself, so it hurts [when people ignore them]”.

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NZ is in a recession. What does that mean?

And what can we do to get out of it?

I tried to survive two days in the bush with no gear

Scientists say we are overdue for a major earthquake across the Alpine Fault.

Does Invercargill deserve the title of ‘NZ’s Shittest Town’?

“It kind of sucks here, but at least we’re not Gore.”

Is post-nut clarity a thing: an investigation

There's no research to understand the phenomena or its implications on sexuality and sex culture.

Growing up Muslim in Southland

Faris shares what it's like being part of the world's southern-most Muslim community.