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Coming soon - a long, hot, and possibly deadly summer
We could be in for a hellish wildfire season. Are New Zealanders prepared?
Giving up on Tauranga
Disharmony, an attempted coup, nasty texts, childish comments - what on earth has been going on at the fractured Tauranga City Council?
Managing diabetes without weapons
Diabetes is a massive health issue for New Zealand and disproportionately affects Māori and Pasifika. So why are we so far behind when it comes to using new drugs that improve treatment?
Sneaky, shady, shifty - supermarkets are under scrutiny
New Zealand's supermarket duopoly is being investigated by the Commerce Commission - but are the big two, too big to bring down?
Covid break gives us a chance for a tourism reset
The tourism industry has some big decisions to make, and it's had an enforced break to think about them. But with vaccines on the horizon we'd better hurry on policies that decide what type of visitors we want.
The distance from dementia that's holding back help
Support for people with dementia is reaching few of them - yet four in five New Zealanders have some connection to the disease. Dementia sufferers need a champion.