Baz Macdonald

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.

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?

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.

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.”

'Stories you don't see anywhere else': Here's our award-winning stories

Re: News won best specialist publication at this year's NZ media awards.

Growing up Muslim in Southland

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

Opinion: New Zealand has a new king, but should we?

"Under the current system - absolutely cut ties."

Over 90% of Māori and Pasifika experience workplace racism

“Taika Waititi was right, there is a lot of racism in Aotearoa.”

‘This name feels meant to be’: trans people on their new name

“But I was giving myself a whole new identity, I thought ‘why not my name too?’"

'It's about being unapologetic': Red, White & Brass star on Tongan pride

We chat with JP Foliaki, the star of the upcoming film.

How this East Coast kapa survived Cyclone Gabrielle to get to Te Matatini

“We are alive and in time we will rise again.”

Touring a destroyed Gisborne home

The surrounding area is completely submerged under mud and silt.

In Photos: The town of Eskdale after Cyclone Gabrielle

Flash flooding in the small town north of Napier took the life of two-year-old Ivy Collins.

Cyclone Gabrielle: How to help and find help

Civil Defence is asking people not to donate goods and instead donate cash directly to relief funds.

'It's all a write-off': Cyclone Gabrielle's damage in Hawke's Bay

“We knew it was coming and to be ready, but no one knew how bad it was going to be here.”

How to make the cheapest emergency kit: flatter's guide

To be ready for an emergency, you need to have at least three days of supplies at the ready.

Introducing Venus: Two weeks till my first big drag performance

Follow Venus in the lead up to their first big drag performance in Wellington.

  • 05 Feb 23

Three animals died at NZ rodeo events this summer

Could this be NZ's last rodeo season?

What it's really like being a female tradie in NZ

Brooke Thompson is one of just only 2% of female electricians in Aotearoa,