How we fought meningitis last time
As NZ faces its latest meningitis outbreak, Emma Espiner looks at how health professionals and communities succeeded in stopping our last one, in South Auckland in the 1990s.
Inquiry’s failings will be Royal Omission
Aaron Smale’s coverage of state abuse led to a Royal Commission of Inquiry. But he believes the Commission’s terms of reference will make it another chapter in a 20-year cover-up.
On KiwiBuild’s fringe, the have-nots
What a debate over Wanaka’s KiwiBuild houses overlooks, David Williams argues, is a hollowing out of the middle class.
‘Your son Jayden needs our help’
A new ‘predictive modelling’ system being used by welfare officials to identify young people on the road to the dole fails basic principles for dealing with youth, Simon Denny writes.
For all the Jaydens out there
Nic Blakeley explains how MSD’s use of ‘predictive modelling’ is helping young people get back into education, training or work-based learning.
Gender affirmation surgery cap lifted
The Government plans to dramatically increase the number of gender affirmation surgeries for transgender patients.
Faafoi announces loan shark clampdown
Predatory lenders won’t be able to charge more than the value of the original loan in fees and interest, as part of a government crackdown.
Abortion case headed for Human Rights Tribunal
Six women are bringing a complaint to the Human Rights Commission alleging New Zealand’s abortion laws discriminate against women and pregnant people. Here are their abortion stories. Sasha Borissenko reports.