Michael Newell is running for council in Upper Hutt at only 18 years old. With a focus on youth issues, the environment, and economic development, he’s hoping his age won’t be a barrier to taking a seat in the Council Chambers. We sat down and spoke to him about the campaign.
Students at the University of Auckland explain that many students do not have confidence in the University of Auckland's ability to protect them from white supremacists. They are growing frustrated and are calling out the recent trivialising language use by the Vice-Chancellor.
According to AZARIA HOWELL, in 2010 a law passed that should’ve never been drafted. It was the law forbidding inmates to vote if they were in prison on election day. What has been called “inconsistent with the Bill of Rights” by the High Court is still an enforced law in New Zealand to this day, and in Azaria's opinion, not rightly so.
On March 15th, students across the globe are striking from school to draw attention to climate change. Cities across New Zealand are holding strikes too, and Ethan had a chat with NZ organiser Sophie Handford to see what it's all about.
Glad to see the back of 2018? Well, MARIE YSABEL LANDINGIN is here with a reminder that it wasn't all doom and gloom. While it may have been tough, there was also a lot to celebrate in 2018. Check out the list of 60 good news stories you may have missed!
It's been a crazy year in New Zealand politics, involving everything including new-born babies, sexual assault allegations, corruption claims and fresh new faces. We've covered the biggest stories of 2018 here.
This week played host to what could well be one of the biggest scandals in New Zealand politics in the last ten years, and likely the biggest political fallout between two politicians of the same party in over thirty, and it’s all due to disgruntled former National MP Jami-Lee Ross. Political editor, Ethan Griffiths, and Maverick, Azaria Howell, fill you in on all the dirty politics.
‘Traitor’, ‘Hero’, ‘War crimes’, ‘Whistle-blowing’, and ‘Free speech’ are all words that are sweeping New Zealand and Australia’s current political and news landscape and, at the heart of it, lies former U.S army intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning. She's planned two speaking events in NZ and, while a decision has been made on Manning’s NZ Visa, it’s still important for us to deconstruct the debate that surrounded it and ask ourselves some hard questions.
Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, says that she is ‘ambitious’ about achieving gender equality in the workplace. Earlier this month, she announced the government’s plan for equal gender representation on state sector boards and committees by 2021. Our Editor, Nidha Khan, interviewed Julie about what this means for young women, gender analysis in policy decisions, and more.
Almost half way through his first term in office, it’s becoming clear that Trump simply can’t keep away from controversy, criticism and what now looks to be dissension. Its scary and troubling, yet at the same time, it provokes a ton of political excitement. He’s been all over the news within the last 24 hours, after having a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he came out and said that he trusts Russia when they say they didn’t interfere in the US election. Without the jargon and political dilly-dally, what the hell is going on?