Does tackling obesity do more harm than good?
A wealth of anti-obesity measures may be back-firing, write two University of Auckland experts.
Why Lieutenant-General Keating must be stood down
An independent inquiry into the 2010 SAS raids in Afghanistan is inevitable and necessary because the NZDF cover-up is so obvious, writes Dr Jon Johansson.
Standing Rock parallels to Aotearoa
Resistance over the Dakota Access Pipeline is about to start again, thanks to the recent actions of Donald Trump. University of Auckland historian Dr Hirini Kaa looks at the protests and their grounding in the religious histories of indigenous...
The case against bringing Katherine Mansfield home
Is the suggestion the body of Katherine Mansfield be returned to her birthplace of Wellington a good idea?
Are tax cuts a good idea?
Norman Gemmell asks how the partnership of English as Prime Minister and Steven Joyce as Finance Minister will approach tax cuts - and will they be a good idea.
The cascading impacts of climate change
Imagine you’re a local kiwifruit farmer, says Dr Judy Lawrence, and the consistently warmer weather means the harvest season has come early. “If you have higher temperatures earlier, it means you’ve got to...
NZ children swamped in antibiotics
Almost all New Zealand children have taken antibiotic medications by the time they are five years of age, according to new research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research, He Ara Ki Mua.
Treating ‘mental health’ with suspicion
It is well understood what good bodily health looks like but, writes Simon Keller, the same cannot yet be said for good mental health.