Spinning into a freshwater grave
PR obfuscation and denial ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous achieve nothing and only limit the chances of necessary environmental change occurring, writes Dr Mike Joy.
Obesity and empowered choices
Regulating the fast food industry could be a step in the right direction to tackling the obesity epidemic, writes Dr Milind Mandlik.
Inequity in education has got to go
Wayne Smith argues it’s time to rid our schools of divisive competitive neoliberal governance.
A new name, a new approach
The symbolism of renaming the country ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’ could then be enhanced by reflecting the Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in our constitutional arrangements, writes Dr Carwyn Jones. A petition to include Aotearoa in the official...
Don’t trust economists about the future of work
We could be being overly optimistic about the benefits of automation into the future, writes Nicholas Agar.
Reviewing the political donation rules
What issues should be on the Government’s reform agenda when reviewing the way our political donation laws work?
Time to address our rapidly ageing population
It’s time for the Government to muster the courage to introduce policies appropriate for a rapidly ageing population.
Acoustic automatons – the sound of robots
Developing musical robots that can listen to themselves play is helping to realise a future filled with unique acoustic music.