Zoe Madden-Smith

Four ways NZ will meet its emission targets by 2050

The Government has released its $2.9 billion plan to get Aotearoa to zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Covid Update May 16: 7,061 cases, 5 deaths

415 people are currently in hospital.

‘It’s human rights’: Aucklanders rally for abortion rights in the US

It comes as the United States may be set to overturn Roe v Wade.

Covid update May 9: 6,407 new cases, 18 in ICU

Two more people are confirmed as having the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

Suspected cyber attack hits NZ website projecting sea level rise

Scientists had designed the online tool to show sea level rise projections by location and year.

Covid Update May 2: 6,636 new cases, 7 deaths

Today’s seven-day rolling average of case numbers is 7,553 – last Monday it was 8,355.

Half of rainbow youth don’t find their therapist helpful

Sixteen percent of young people in Aotearoa identify as part of the rainbow community.

Alcohol needs graphic warnings like ciggies: expert

Picture warnings were 10 times more likely to influence drinking behaviours, a study has found.

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. 

I’m celibate: Let me tell you why

“It’s not about not getting sex. It’s about not wanting sex, like at all right now.”

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Covid Update April 12: 11,063 cases, 16 deaths

Vaccinated Australians will be able to enter New Zealand from 11.59pm on April 12.

'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.

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.

Covid-19 Update April 7: 11,634 cases, 13 deaths

From today, 16 and 17-year-olds are able to get a free booster dose.

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.

Unpacking SPF, broad-spectrum and reef safety: Here’s the Re: guide to sunscreen

Re: has put together a checklist of things to look out for when you fork out for your next bottle.

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. 

Covid Update March 22: 20,907 community cases, 15 deaths

There are 1,016 people in hospital, with 25 of those people in ICU or HDU.

The long-awaited Aotearoa history curriculum launches today

History class is about to become a whole lot more relevant.

‘It feels like we are being sidelined’: Young NZers with disabilities react to handling of Omicron

An inquiry into the support of disabled people during the Omicron outbreak is being launched.

Covid Update March 17: 19,566 new community cases, 10 deaths

There are currently 930 people in hospital. Of these, 23 are in ICU or HDU.

1 in 4 new mums surveyed had never used contraception, NZ study reveals

Two in three new mums hadn’t discussed contraception with a health worker before getting pregnant.

Rushing back to exercise could cause long Covid

Being a couch potato could be your best defence

Covid update March 9: 22,545 new community cases, four deaths

There are currently 742 people with Covid-19 in hospital, 19 of them are in ICU or HDU.

Covid-19 isolation time shortened from 10 to seven days

The isolation length for Covid-19 cases and household contacts will soon decrease.

Peer pressure, confusion and scheduled toilet breaks: What it’s like isolating in a student hall

“Right now it feels like the university is deliberately gatekeeping information from us.”

Covid update March 4: Five deaths, 22,527 cases

There are 562 people in hospital. Of these, 11 are in ICU or HDU.

Covid Update March 2: 22,152 new community cases, 10 people in ICU

There are now 405 in hospital. Of these, 10 people are in ICU.