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A watershed Waitangi Tribunal report backs claims the system is racist, finding the Crown has breached the Treaty in failing to give Māori control over a primary health system that works for them. Read moreAudio
There's a piece of New Zealand's most important heritage locked behind hoardings on Auckland's Queen St. The St James Theatre is dying a death of neglect - but those who love the old lady haven't… Read moreAudio
Should desperately ill New Zealanders have the right to choose their own death? And if so, under what circumstances? David Seymour's End of Life Choice bill is back for a second reading today. Read moreAudio
The government has stepped in to clean up the vast West Coast rubbish spill, after local authorities ran out of cash to finish the job. But what's being done to stop it happening elsewhere? Read moreAudio
Hong Kong demonstrators have won their fight to stop a new extradition bill that would have allowed citizens to be tried for their crimes in China. But their mainland neighbour looms large and the… Read moreAudio
Newsroom's Melanie Reid has been reporting on children and babies being taken by the state for two years. Now, footage taken by the families involved reveals the brutal reality of what really… Read moreAudio