Prostitution is regarded as the world’s oldest profession and one which has traditionally been the domain of women. Today, it is common to also find men selling sexual services.
Chris reviews 2013 with three guests - Wellingtonian of the Year Suzanne Snively, political commentator Dr Jon Johansson and Curator, Māori, at the Turnbull Library, Paul Diamond - and takes a look at what’s on the horizon for next year.
We speak to three young people who are passionate about bringing about change through political actions.
The pressure on our rivers.
Three of the big issues facing women in sport – media coverage, money and management.
Three of the youngest successful candidates in last month’s local body elections: Jack McDonald, 20; Tania Tapsell, 21; and Latham Martin, 18.
In the latest of our occasional Lived Philosophies series we take a look at the Baha’i religion.
This week in Ideas we address the issue of lowering the blood alcohol content limit for driving.
Ideas reviews a mixed year in the New Zealand book trade and discusses the future of local publishing
Ideas takes a look at how New Zealand presents itself to the world and asks if the time has come to rethink our brand?
in Ideas, Chris Laidlaw finds out what does and doesn't work when it comes to international aid
The history of the Communist Party in New Zealand which was founded in 1921.
Ideas looks at 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or 'drones', which have been used to map our rivers and survey the damaged interior of the Christchurch Cathedral
The long history of African Americans seeking some form of redress for slavery and a look at reparations made to Maori to date.
Departing CEO of one of New Zealand's export success stories Methven Ltd, Rick Fala, talks about his life and journey.
New Zealand's underdeveloped Social Enterprise sector.