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Boris Johnson has suspended the UK parliament

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Boris Johnson has suspended the UK parliament. What does this mean for Brexit?) More >>

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely underrepresented

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities) More >>

The Pacific will no longer stand for Australia's inaction

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:01 am | The Conversation

The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory. More >>

Nuts don’t lactate but no reason to call almond milk 'juice'

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:13 am | The Conversation

Almonds don't lactate, but that's no reason to start calling almond milk juice More >>

Meet the ‘Hercules parrot’ from prehistoric New Zealand

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:11 am | The Conversation

Heracles inexpectatus on the forest floor, with three small wrens foraging at its feet. Brian Choo , Author provided More >>

AI is here to stay. Now we need to ensure everyone benefits

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:12 am | The Conversation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use in many sectors. Its contribution is expected to rise steadily, driven by advances in data storage, computer processing power and connectivity. More >>

Climate Q&A: will we be less healthy?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:09 am | The Conversation

Some of the negative health effects of climate change are already upon us, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a huge opportunity for better health through well designed action to reduce our emissions and by adapting to the changes we are facing. More >>

Athlete development must better support Indigenous players

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 7:23 pm | The Conversation

Several Pasifika rugby league players decided to represent the country of their heritage, such as in this match between New Zealand and Tonga. Supplied , CC BY-ND More >>

Potential cost to patient safety as NZ debates cannabis

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 9:20 am | The Conversation

Cannabis-based products will be allowed to bypass usual processes required for medicines in New Zealand and go directly onto the market without any proof of safety or effectiveness. This unprecedented proposal is contained in the government’s consultation document ... More >>

Media watchdog report into Christchurch shootings goes soft

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:37 am | The Conversation

Coverage of the Christchurch terrorism by Australia’s television channels raised “serious questions” about whether they had breached the television codes of practice, according to the broadcasting regulator, the Australian Communication and Media Authority ... More >>

No, Peter Dutton. Most deported Kiwis aren’t paedophiles

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 9:35 am | The Conversation

When the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with Scott Morrison in Melbourne last Friday, Australia’s policy of deporting New Zealand citizens on character grounds was at the top of the agenda. More >>

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 www.shutterstock.com , 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 www.shutterstock.com , 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 shutterstock.com 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 >>

 

 

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