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NZ considers changes to copyright law

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:47 am | The Conversation

The New Zealand parliament seems closer to adopting a bill to amend copyright legislation to make it easier for visually impaired people to access published works. More >>

Can you be liable for what other people write on your page?

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:36 am | The Conversation

When you go online and write something nasty about a person, or even a small business, you risk being sued for defamation . More >>

Why the Australasian Health Star Rating needs major changes

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 10:10 am | The Conversation

Unhealthy diets cause multiple physical and mental health problems. To help consumers make healthier choices, Australia and New Zealand introduced the voluntary Health Star Rating ( HSR ) system in 2014. More >>

Charging the Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:03 am | The Conversation

The gunman in the mosque attacks had already faced 50 murder charges before a new terrorism charge was brought against him this week. Mick Tsikas/AAP More >>

Why NZ cannot ignore major welfare reform report

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:57 am | The Conversation

One of the recommendations by a welfare advisory group was to raise benefit levels by up top 47%, but the government has rejected it, for now. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Well-being budget approach not new, but could shift issues

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:14 am | The Conversation

At the end of this month, New Zealand will release its first “ Well-being Budget ”. It builds on treasury’s Living Standards Framework ( LSF ), published last December, which introduced a suite of well-being measures, including cultural identity, ... More >>

How a paywall for NZ's largest paper will affect other media

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 3:18 pm | The Conversation

Subscriptions for digital content are considered an important part of revenue for newspapers. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Psychedelics to treat mental illness?

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:06 pm | The Conversation

Research has shown psychedelic drugs can have a positive effect on a range of mental health conditions, but there are side effects. From More >>

Foreign policy and NZ's response to Christchurch attacks

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:04 pm | The Conversation

During his two-day royal visit this week, Prince William has met with survivors of the Christchurch mosque shootings and has praised New Zealand’s response to the attacks. More >>

New Zealand's dismal record on child poverty

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:02 pm | The Conversation

New Zealand's dismal record on child poverty and the government's challenge to turn it around More >>

House prices and demographics make death duties an idea

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 12:02 pm | The Conversation

$3.5 trillion is about to be poured into a small number of hands over the next two decades. Shutterstock More >>

Rift between NZ government and aid agency

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 11:59 am | The Conversation

The ICRC may have decided to release the name of a New Zealand nurse captured in Syria because ISIS has been defeated in its strongholds. Ahmed Mardnli/EPA , CC BY-ND More >>

Why a proposed CGT could mean tax cuts for most NZers

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:35 am | The Conversation

Commentators have described the proposed tax as a “mangy dog”, “an envy tax”, an “attack on the kiwi way of life” and “offensive to New Zealand values”... Missing from the debate is the fact that a capital gains tax should reduce income ... More >>

The gap between Ardern's foreign policy and domestic debate

Monday, 17 December 2018, 10:53 am | The Conversation

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for more kindness in politics. AAP/Mick Tsikas , CC BY-ND More >>

Dead as the moa: Early Māori recognised extinction

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:37 am | The Conversation

The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction. John Megahan / Wikimedia Commons , CC BY-ND More >>

Hoki fishery under scrutiny after claims of fish dumping etc

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:45 pm | The Conversation

Hoki is one of New Zealand’s most valuable export fish. from , CC BY-SA More >>

NZ budget 2018: gains for health, housing and education

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:09 pm | The Conversation

Grant Duncan , Massey University ; Christoph Schumacher , Massey University ; John O'Neill , Massey University ; Martin Berka , Massey University , and Nicolette Sheridan , Massey University More >>

NZ budget 2018: election promises and real-life tests

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:45 am | The Conversation

Finance minister Grant Robertson is set to deliver his first budget. from , CC BY-SA More >>

How media framing limits public debate about oil exploration

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:29 pm | The Conversation

Sophie Bond , Senior lecturer in geography; Amanda Thomas , Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington , and Gradon Diprose , Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Open Polytechnic More >>

Wellington Launch of The Conversation Yearbook 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 8:29 am | The Conversation

In a time of heightened hostility towards experts, academics and scientists, The Conversation gives us reason to trust the media. More >>



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