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    • 4.8, 520 Ratings

The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts.

Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air.

    Battling lockdown fatigue

    Battling lockdown fatigue

    The Detail catches up with Sharon Brettkelly's sister and her family, still - after three months - in lockdown in California. So much has happened, and nothing has happened. 

    • 22 min
    Changing our lives in a post-Covid world

    Changing our lives in a post-Covid world

    How can New Zealand hang on to the silver linings of lockdown? The quiet, the lack of air pollution, the family bike rides, working from home, the kinder politics. Or will we quickly return to normal? 

    • 23 min
    Women on boards - why NZ needs a kick

    Women on boards - why NZ needs a kick

    New Zealand is not as egalitarian as it likes to think it is when it comes to the boardroom. One of our top directors explains why we should introduce quotas for women; and an expert on the issue tells us why we shouldn't.  

    • 18 min
    Tip-toeing around China

    Tip-toeing around China

    Aggressively expanding, and sensitive to diplomatic slights, China is making sure a good crisis is not going to waste.

    • 23 min
    Mixed messages and confusion - travel after Covid

    Mixed messages and confusion - travel after Covid

    With many nations' borders still closed, global tourism is going to be slow to crank up. Who is leading the way and what are countries doing to entice back visitors? 

    • 23 min
    What's up with Wellington?

    What's up with Wellington?

    Wellington is dealing with failing infrastructure and pandemic problems at a time when councillors are sniping at each other and the new mayor is losing his political battles. 

    • 20 min

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