27 Dec 2019

Insight Summer Highlights 2019

From Insight, 7:00 am on 27 December 2019

Getting tough: How New Zealand could stop domestic violence

Man beating up his wife illustrating domestic violence

Photo: 123RF File photo

Insight - New Zealand has one of the highest reported rates of domestic violence in the developed world. The government has just put tougher laws in place to try stop violence in families. Kim Griggs has been asking, will this make a difference?


Horse racing: Flogging tracks to survive

Alasdair Robertson looks on at the Awapuni stables.

Alasdair Robertson looks on at the Awapuni stables. Photo: RNZ / Max Towle

Insight - Forcing racing clubs to close their tracks and outsourcing the TAB could revitalise the horse racing industry, but as Max Towle discovers, some diehards won't accept change without a fight.


Forget me not: Starting a new romance when your partner has dementia

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Photo: RNZ Insight/Teresa Cowie

Insight - What if your beloved has dementia and doesn't know who you are anymore? Is it all right to start a new relationship with someone else? Teresa Cowie explores the tangle of emotions, family reaction and legal issues that can emerge


How closed adoption robbed Māori children of their identity

Two babies on knee of an older woman on the grass in front of a 70s car.

Paul Eagle with his adopted family Photo: Supplied

Insight - Under the 1955 Adoption Act, thousands of Māori babies were adopted into Pākehā families. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui investigates the impact on Māori who grew up desperate to re-connect