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Fighting over timber - the shortages hitting construction
Builders and other tradespeople have been struggling with empty shop shelves; weeks, sometimes month-long delays in delivery of essential materials and soaring costs. The issues are far from over.
The barriers before you even get to Customs
We are likely to see a total reassessment of international travel, and probably not just in the short term. Think vaccine passports and higher air fares just for starters.
Minding the Gap on equal pay
The battle for equal pay started 125 years ago and it's not over yet. A new campaign, Mind The Gap, hopes to address some of the issues.
The lowdown on rapid antigen tests
Rapid antigen tests have finally been approved for use in New Zealand. Critics say they're not accurate enough, but as we wave goodbye to an elimination strategy, we're going to need fast results.
Hopefully, this is NOT how it ends
Bio-diversity is at a crossroads - can we not just stop things getting worse, but actually make them better?
Our throwaway society can't last forever
Grab the newest model, buy the latest thing, nothing is built to last. Often if you want something repaired - it can't be. Can we change all that?