‘Don’t trust them. Just regulate them’
David Clark expects the food and beverage industry to voluntarily reduce the amount of sugar in their products, both others are sceptical.
New Zealand’s own Wikipedian-at-large
Farah Hancock speaks to the man working to boost New Zealand’s lacking presence on Wikipedia.
A humiliating and impenetrable system
Diane Moody has spent more than four years trying to navigate a system described as nearly “impenetrable” to get funding for her high-needs son.
$100k to fill science-news gap
Damian Christie speaks to Newsroom’s Eloise Gibson about how taking a YouTube star to Antarctica helped him win $100,000 for science.
HPV vaccine could reduce premature births
NZ researchers have discovered an unexpected benefit of the HPV vaccine: lowering the rate of premature births.
Mental health, addiction two very different things
Conflating ‘addiction’ with mental health in the new inquiry could impose inappropriate solutions on a field with very different drivers, argues Peter Adams.
Emma Espiner: When the pandemic strikes
Emma Espiner wonders how a pandemic like the 1918 influenza virus might play out in New Zealand in 2018.
What becomes of Social Investment?
Will Bill English’s vision of highly targeted and data-driven welfare spending survive under Jacinda Ardern? Thomas Coughlan reports it is likely to morph rather than disappear.