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Turbulent Environment Set The Stage For Leaps In Human Evolution And Technology 320,000 Years Ago

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 9:46 am | The Conversation

Drilling 139 meters down to volcanic rock provided scientists with a million-year environmental record. Human Origins Program, Smithsonian More >>

Why Equal Health Access And Outcomes Should Be A Priority For Ardern’s New Government

Friday, 23 October 2020, 4:00 pm | The Conversation

Why equal health access and outcomes should be a priority for Ardern's new government More >>

The Reward For Good Pandemic Leadership: Lessons From Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand Reelection

Friday, 23 October 2020, 3:56 pm | The Conversation

The recent reelection of the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour government in New Zealand offers leaders elsewhere a potent lesson about how best to respond to COVID-19 . Saving lives is, not surprisingly, a real vote-winner. More >>

Explainer: why the government can't simply cancel its pandemic debt by printing more money

Friday, 23 October 2020, 9:18 am | The Conversation

Massive borrowing to fund NZ's economic recovery due to COVID-19 cannot be written off without the risk of worsening the crisis it was designed to meet. More >>

Trump has changed America by making everything about politics, and politics all about himself

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:23 am | The Conversation

For Trump supporters, his domination is a mark of his greatness. But he may be about to lose an election because during a pandemic voters expect a president to be in control, including of himself. More >>

The NZ election saw record vote volatility — what does that mean for the next Labour government?

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:21 am | The Conversation

If the pattern on election night holds, 2020 will be the most dramatic election in 100 years in terms of votes shifting between major parties. More >>

Labour's single-party majority is not a failure of MMP, it is a sign the electoral system is working

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:12 am | The Conversation

The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone. More >>

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:07 am | The Conversation

The WHO has been criticised for being slow to recognise the scale of the COVID-9 pandemic. We suggest a new protocol on infectious diseases to help with faster data collection and more open sharing. More >>

Labour’s Single-party Majority Is Not A Failure Of MMP, But A Sign NZ’s Electoral System Is Working

Monday, 19 October 2020, 2:59 pm | The Conversation

Even as the results rolled in on election night there were mutterings that a parliamentary majority controlled by one political party is somehow inconsistent with the spirit of MMP . The magnitude of the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour Party’s victory will no ... More >>

With A Mandate To Govern New Zealand Alone, Labour Must Now Decide What It Really Stands For

Monday, 19 October 2020, 9:39 am | The Conversation

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promising to accelerate Labour’s COVID-19 recovery plan after winning re-election in a landslide. Phil Walter/Getty Images More >>

Jacinda Ardern And Labour Returned In A Landslide — 5 Experts On A Historic New Zealand Election

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 6:10 pm | The Conversation

Jacinda Ardern and Labour returned in a landslide — 5 experts on a historic New Zealand election More >>

New Zealand’s New Parliament Turns Red: The 2020 Election Results At A Glance

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 6:08 pm | The Conversation

Finlay Macdonald , The Conversation ; Liz Minchin , The Conversation ; Michael Lund , The Conversation ; Veronika Meduna , The Conversation , and Wes Mountain , The Conversation More >>

With A Mandate To Govern New Zealand Alone, Labour Must Now Decide What It Really Stands For

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 2:27 pm | The Conversation

With a mandate to govern New Zealand alone, Labour must now decide what it really stands for More >>

New Zealand's new parliament turns red

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 11:05 am | The Conversation

Finlay Macdonald , The Conversation ; Liz Minchin , The Conversation ; Michael Lund , The Conversation ; Veronika Meduna , The Conversation , and Wes Mountain , The Conversation More >>

NZ Election 2020: 5 Experts On The Final Debate And The Campaign’s Winners And Losers

Friday, 16 October 2020, 9:02 am | The Conversation

NZ election 2020: 5 experts on the final debate and the campaign's winners and losers ahead of the big decision More >>

NZ election 2020: why gender stereotypes still affect perceptions of Ardern and Collins as leaders

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 9:47 am | The Conversation

As they prepare for the final TV leaders' debate, Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins share the same challenge: overcoming voter perceptions based on masculine definitions of leadership. More >>

NZ Election 2020: Jacinda Ardern Promised Transformation — Instead, The Times Transformed Her

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 4:24 pm | The Conversation

Three years ago everything felt so different. Our borders were open, no one knew what PPE stood for, and social distancing was something people did when they felt awkward at parties. More >>

In A World Of Digital Bystanders The Challenge Is For All Of Us To Design Engaging Online Education

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:11 am | The Conversation

Steven Warburton , University of New England ; Muhammad Zuhdi , and Stephen Dobson , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington More >>

How patent law and medicine regulations could affect New Zealand's access to a COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, 12 October 2020, 8:56 am | The Conversation

New Zealand has entered several international agreements to access COVID-19 vaccines, but it should also amend domestic patent law and regulatory processes to prevent delays and costly negotiations. More >>

Racism has long shaped US presidential elections. Here's how it might play out in 2020

Monday, 12 October 2020, 8:50 am | The Conversation

Racism has been used to suppress voter groups throughout US electoral history. This time around, there are extra elements at play. More >>