Zoe Madden-Smith

How to spot a concussion and what to do next

Young people are the most at risk of concussions, making up 63% of ACC claims in 2020.

Asking people how much money they have in savings

“Nowadays you have to save for today, tomorrow and the future as well."

Taranaki father on why living rurally doesn’t save him money

“The system that so desperately wants people off the system was trapping us in the system.”

Why this Taranaki couple earning $165k want to live with their parents

"Working to help whānau, that's my purpose of life aye."

How to ask your boss for a pay rise

Asking for a raise can feel awkward, uncomfortable and just plain terrifying.

Celebrating Matariki as non-Māori

"You’re going to be playing some beats while I am planting the trees.”

Empty viewings and cheaper rent: How my flat hunt went in 2022

I want to make one thing clear, the housing market is in no way chill. It’s still very much fucked.

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. 

‘Most the kids have uncles that are blackpowers’: Growing up in Pātea

Re: talked to two teens growing up in the town behind NZ's greatest ever tune, 'Poi E'.

Self-harm hospitalisations have doubled for 10-14-year-olds

"During the pandemic we’ve been completely online and that takes a huge toll on teenagers."

Taxing sugary drinks drops sales by 15%. Why isn’t NZ doing it?

Researchers analysed more than 60 studies which looked at the impact of sugary beverage taxes.

I never want kids so I had a vasectomy at 32

“Once I figured out that kids aren’t something I dream of, I wanted to commit to that.”

Rushing back to exercise could cause long Covid

Being a couch potato could be your best defence.

Living in NZ is expensive, what will the Budget do? Economist explains

Will the Budget really make a difference to the cost of living? We asked an economist.

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

415 people are currently in hospital.

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.

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. 

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.

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.