Josh Robertson

Your fear of sharks is irrational but not your fault

More New Zealanders are injured every year by alpacas and rabbits than by sharks, according to ACC. 

Talking about OCD with BENEE

“I'm just constantly counting and it got really annoying. At one point, I was counting pumps of face cleanser, and I was just like, Oh, God,…

I opened a new business during a pandemic | Side by Side

“My dream was to have this place full of people.”

For the rest of the year Pasifika women work for free because of the pay gap

For every $1 an hour a Pākehā man makes, a Pasifika woman will earn 72 cents.

Let's talk about: Why Covid-19 is different from the flu

We compare Covid and Influenza and see what the real differences and similarities are

Covid Update: 39 new cases and 1 death

A person with Covid 19 has died at Middlemore Hospital. There are also 39 new cases.

Rā Lives in a Van | My Life in 3 Minutes

“You'll be amazed at how I fit my life in this van.”

Covid update: 23 new cases today

Today’s new cases bring the outbreak total to 1108. 835 are recovered.

How Waiata Anthems helped these artists find te reo Māori

“My family really wanted to learn a lot more. And it kind of made the journey of learning the song so much more special” - Paige…

A short history of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has a long and significant history, and we all should learn about it.

Five pieces of evidence that prove the world isn't shit during lockdown

The world can feel grim right now, but through the gloom, there are some rays of sunshine.

Why you can still catch Covid while vaccinated

Being vaccinated doesn't mean you can't get Covid. Here's why.

New regulation to stop teenagers vaping comes into force today

It aims to protect young people and non-smokers from the potential dangers of vaping.

An original Polynesian Panther meets a young Pacific advocate I Dawn Raids' Apology

“Growing up did you feel safe in New Zealand? Not really, not really.”

The fight to save kauri with mātauranga Māori

"There’s a colonialistic notion that indigenous knowledge is cute, touristy at best."

On the street: When did you send your first nude?

Re: hits the street asking people about their nude-sending habits and thoughts.

Protection for minority groups and tougher penalties under proposed changes to hate speech laws

Proposals for hate speech laws will impose harsher penalties and more protection for minority groups

A scientist tells us where to find NZ’s secret glaciers

Did you know Te Ika-a-Māui / the North Island has its own glaciers?

Women are paid $60,000 less than men working as chartered accountants, a new survey finds

The survey of more than 4500 chartered accountants in New Zealand and Australia shows women are paid up to 40 to 50 percent less than their…

This man has spent 40 years looking for a probably extinct bird

We ask him about his beloved hobby he calls a “bong fix”.

These paranormal investigators go looking for a ghost

“I've had experiences all my life with the paranormal but nothing as much since I've joined,"

Do you need a freezer in Antarctica? A chef lets us know

Tom Thorpe goes about his job like any other chef, but with one major difference: it's -40C outside.

NZ’s 120 MPs own 248 properties between them

Owning property is supremely popular with our MPs, according to the latest list of parliamentarians’ investments and properties. Many own multiple places, with one National MP…

New Zealanders may be spending $34 a week on items linked to slave labour

The report showed $3.1 billion worth of goods linked to slave labour were imported into NZ in 2019.

The sex helmet that tried to save kākāpō

Sirocco the kākāpō wouldn’t stop shagging people’s heads. So one clever DOC worker came up with a potential solution...

After being raised by humans, Sirocco the kākāpō…

Back at Polyfest after two years

"Coming here now, we see everybody out here, celebrating, in different costumes and designs"

Drug laws need to be scrapped, say advocacy groups

Nearly 25 health and social organisations have signed an open letter asking the Government to repeal and replace current “unfair” drug laws with those that focus…

Students at school strike 4 climate tell us what changes we need right now

“We are wanting our government to take some accountability to move forward and do something."

Trashing our beaches: Plastic and glass found on Rangitoto

A mass garbage collection on Rangitoto is part of a nationwide beach cleanup. The coastline initiative is also telling us about what we're dumping into our…