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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.

Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air.

    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
    Our contact tracing app - how effective will it be?

    Our contact tracing app - how effective will it be?

    The government's finally introduced a contact tracing app, but questions remain over its effectiveness, how transparent the process has been, and inconsistencies involved.

    • 23 min
    Why conspiracy theories thrive in times of crisis

    Why conspiracy theories thrive in times of crisis

    Attacks on 5G cellphone towers around the world are based on rumours and theories that just aren't true. Why has this pandemic spawned so many widely-believed conspiracies? 

    • 22 min

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