A civilised argument on cannabis
Proponents of yes and no votes in the upcoming cannabis referendum faced off last night debating the pros and cons of legalising recreational cannabis use
Why mental health in NZ is at risk
Work to improve NZ’s mental health could risk of a ‘significant loss of traction’ if the Government fails to produce an action plan.
Labour’s mental health plan for kids
The party has revealed its health policy, offering $200m for both PHARMAC and surgery waitlists.
Why cannabis use doesn’t equal impairment
Are we ready to differentiate previous cannabis use from impairment in the workplace and on the roads?
Technology v Privacy
Law enforcement organisations world-wide are tapping into increasingly sophisticated facial recognition technology in what is a largely unregulated industry.
The search for a ‘good death’
Dr Tanisha Jowsey asks: what does it mean to have a ‘good death’ and, if the end of life bill passes, who will be willing to help?
Time coming for Ardern to show her hand
While Māori and Pākehā use cannabis at the same rate, Māori are four times more likely to do time in prison. This alone justifies a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum, writes Shane Te Pou.
How Covid swallowed healthy eating and fitness
In the immediate coronavirus battle, we cannot afford to sacrifice long-term health priorities like obesity, heart and respiratory disease, and mental wellbeing argues Jonathan Milne.
The facts about Otago’s Mirror on Society
University of Otago leaders write on the recent discussions about medical admissions, the Mirror on Society Policy and a legal challenge.