Politics

Periods, poverty and debt: Rangatahi grill politicians

Rangatahi asked politicians about poverty, period products and lowering the voting age in NZ.

Petition to change NZ to Aotearoa presented to Parliament

Te Pāti Māori has presented its petition urging Parliament to change New Zealand's official name.

Why I had an abortion: Young NZers share their stories

Despite abortion being decriminalised, it remains a divisive topic in New Zealand.

Te Pāti Māori won't run in Tauranga by-election due to racism

"By standing, we would be consciously sending our people into an unsafe environment."

Winston Peters says he’s been trespassed from Parliament for protest visit

Yesterday, former National MP Matt King said he'd been banned after being identified as a protester.

Bill to ban conversion practices passes second hurdle

The proposed law to ban conversion practices has passed its second reading in Parliament on Tuesday.

Court dismisses case about lowering the voting age to 16 in NZ

Teenagers under the age of 18 can join the army, work, drive, pay taxes and leave home - so why can’t they vote? 

That’s a question being…

What you need to know about Christopher Luxon, the new leader of the National Party

The National Party has voted for Christopher Luxon as its new leader.

Judith Collins loses National leadership: the drama explained in 7 quotes

Simon Bridges has been stripped of his responsibilities after making jokes about how to conceive a baby, Judith Collins has lost the leadership of the National…

When do we call an attacker a terrorist? We asked three experts

After the Lynn mall terror attack, some Kiwis are confused about language used by media & politician

Māori voters can only switch electoral rolls once every 5 years. Is it time for a change?

“It restricts Māori ability to have an impact in these elections.”

Every five or six years, Māori voters have the choice to swap between the general electoral…

Conversion therapy will be banned, with sentence of up to 5 years’ imprisonment

“There are so many people that will have their lives changed because of this.”

How Aotearoa built its dairy empire on billions of dollars of debt | Milk and Money | Episode 1

Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.

Jacinda Ardern says hate speech laws won’t stop anyone calling Judith Collins a Karen

National’s leader had pondered whether calling someone a 'Karen' would become a crime.

Covid vaccine dates announced for everyone (else)

Details of the Covid-19 rollout for the general population have been announced.

The Government will apologise for the Dawn Raids

The Government will formally apologise for targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families.

Dame Cindy Kiro will be New Zealand’s first wahine Māori Governor-General

Of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent, Dame Cindy’s appointment was announced on Monday May 24. 

The former Children’s Commissioner, who also has links to…

How I fought to get Māori wards on local councils

“When a Māōri ward was finally voted in for our council, tears flowed down my face. I was just so happy.”

Moko Tepania played a vital role…

I don’t understand the Budget so I got an economist to explain it to me - 2021 edition

The Government has announced its 2021 Budget. Re: journalist Cass Marrett asked an economist to break it down for her.

Another year, another Budget. This year is…

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."

As Pacific artists, our very existence is activism | Disruptors 7

Performance artist Moe Laga and comedian James Nokise are two Pasifika artists who share similar cultural backgrounds but make work that is on absolutely opposite scales…

Benefits are going up, but only marginally

On Thursday, changes in benefit rules and this year’s minimum wage increase kicks in. It should make it easier for those earning the least amounts to…

Petition to urgently ban conversion therapy in NZ is blowing up

Update Monday 22 February: The Government has announced it will bring forward the timeline to ban conversion therapy. “The Government has work underway to develop policy which…

A rangatahi activist explains what a constitution for NZ could look like

Safari Hynes of Rangitāne is a 20-year-old from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Earlier this month he was part of the Māori Constitutional Convention, a hui working to establish…

Renters rights have improved from today

Today changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into place, in the biggest shake-up of tenancy law in 35 years.

Here are some of the key changes…

The man who has been photographing Waitangi for 50 years

John Miller (Ngāpuhi) is an award-winning documentary photographer from Auckland. He has dedicated most of his 70 years to documenting political protests and other significant moments…

The government has completely changed our land and environmental management laws

The Government announced today it will get rid of the Resource Management Act and replace it with three new pieces of legislation. The long-awaited move is…

Understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Let Me Explain

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is one of the most misunderstood documents in Aotearoa. We explain why it's still a controversial document to this day.

It's 180 years…

New law makes it harder to overturn Māori wards

New legislation has been announced that would give councils more power to establish and protect Māori wards.

The change was announced by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta…

What you need to know about the Climate Commission report

Here are the major points from the Climate Commission report.