Displaying items 1 - 25 of 298 in total
Health officials in the US are increasingly blaming the country's poor response to the pandemic on an anti-science bias. Video
The World Health Organisation is urging New Zealand to further develop its contact tracing systems, in case there's another outbreak.
The World Health Organisation says New Zealand has been world-leading in its response to Covid-19. But at the same time, a top official for the organisation is warning against complacency.
Churches and mosques around the country are now closed. Here's how religious New Zealanders are adjusting, and what they believe the pandemic means.
As the coronavirus pandemic sends countries - including New Zealand - into lockdown, there's evidence emerging that the world's climate is dramatically benefiting.
Vaccines for Covid-19 could be at least 12 to 18 months away according to the leading scientists, but that doesn't mean they aren't moving at breakneck speed trying to develop them.
Just a couple of days into his isolation, unwell RNZ reporter Max Towle's Covid-19 test request is turned down as he fights boredom and low motivation.
First Person - Yesterday, reporter Max Towle cut short his trip to Canada and returned home to NZ. He is now in self-isolation in Wellington for two weeks, so here's how he is spending the time.
First Person: This morning, at 5am, Max Towle landed back in NZ after a 14-hour flight from Vancouver - and it felt like a weight lifted off his shoulders, despite going straight into self-isolation.
The capital's top agencies are trying to come up with alternative ways to fight fires following a large quake - including using water pumped from the sea.
A Tasman woman who was almost killed when a giant tree stump dropped onto her truck is stunned that WorkSafe is refusing to investigate. Video
Some of the great films of the 2010s came from younger, diverse filmmakers who were unafraid to take risks with modest backing. Max Towle counts down the decade's top 30. Video
Two multi-billion dollar government guaranteed investment funds say they will continue investing in fossil fuel companies, despite the government's efforts to fight climate change.
As the climate emergency nears apocalyptic proportions, Max Towle asks if Christian leaders think it's all in God's hands or whether they're trying to do something about it. Video
Analysis - When Max Towle read about how the body of student Mason Pendrous lay undiscovered for weeks at the Canterbury hall of residence Sonoda, he thought it was tragic, but he wasn't surprised.
Online gambling is growing fast in New Zealand, but critics say new government ideas for regulating websites focus on what's good for the industry, rather than protecting people from harm.
It's touted as the biggest thing since the internet, but is New Zealand already lagging behind when it comes to blockchain technology? Video
Within 50 years, the dead are expected to outnumber the living on Facebook. Does being 'friends' with our deceased loved ones help or hinder the grieving process.
Dunedin fertiliser company Ravensdown wants Harbour Rugby Club to look for new grounds, but after 130 years of rugby at Moller Park, the club is refusing to budge. Max Towle enters the scrum.
Former leader Gareth Morgan says members are 'grovelling, compromising political aspirants' - and that's the least of his successor Geoff Simmons' problems. Can he rescue the party from itself? Video
Liverpool and Spurs seemed doomed, then the football gods struck, writes Max Towle. Video
People too traumatised by the Christchurch mosque attacks to work want to know why Victim Support is holding onto millions donated to the city's Muslim community.
Facebook knows who we message, the calls we make and the contacts in our phones, so why aren't we all closing our accounts? Max Towle investigates. Video
As New Zealand increasingly backs queer rights, are our Christian churches evolving or standing firm that homosexuality is sinful? Max Towle investigates.
Students who were kicked out of New Zealand say their lives are ruined, and that electioneering Labour MPs, including Jacinda Ardern, promised help but went silent after coming to power, writes Max…