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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.

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    • 4.8 • 755 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.

    The hills are alive - with rabbits

    The hills are alive - with rabbits

    Once again rabbits are on the verge of causing an ecological disaster in parts of New Zealand that will cost us hundreds of millions.

    • 21 min
    Musing on mediocrity

    Musing on mediocrity

    Celebrate being average. After all, it's not terrible. 

    • 20 min
    Treading a line between hate speech and free speech

    Treading a line between hate speech and free speech

     Long awaited reforms on hate speech have gone before Cabinet - and they're stirring up unease and discontent.

    • 22 min
    The Rich List - with added philanthropy

    The Rich List - with added philanthropy

    The post-Covid rich list is different to NBR's previous yearly efforts. In 2021, ranking wealthy New Zealanders also means measuring what they give back. 

    • 22 min
    Watching by remote as the 'invisible terrorist' hits India

    Watching by remote as the 'invisible terrorist' hits India

    The Covid-19 crisis in India is so bad it's been called the 'invisible terrorist'. It's also split families in New Zealand and is causing huge heartache. 

    • 22 min
    The secrets of obituary writing

    The secrets of obituary writing

    An obituary is about life, not death. Writing them is a special art. 

    • 22 min

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755 Ratings

755 Ratings

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