Euthanasia battle won, but the public war begins
David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill won over Parliament where other MPs had failed - but the real fight may just be beginning.
How DNA can turn your life upside down
A bit of saliva in a tube can reveal through DNA that your world is not what you thought it was.
A big fat boomerang
Aaron Smale looks into the key points of the report on Oranga Tamariki’s attempt to remove a newborn baby in Hawke’s Bay.
Oranga Tamariki overhaul after damning report
An internal investigation into Oranga Tamariki’s attempts to uplift a newborn from its mother in Hastings has found a litany of failures - and the chief executive has promised change.
Countdown’s introduction of a ‘quiet hour’ that will help autistic shoppers is part of a growing understanding of the issue.
Hoping for fun, planning for disaster
Festival organisers have had to make changes in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.
Unemployment stats hide inequity
The hugely disproportionate number of disabled people on benefits is hidden by our low unemployment figures.
National security trumps urban sprawl
What happens when an historic air base that used to be well out of Auckland finds the city has grown up around it?