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A weekly in-depth current affairs programme of national and international interest.

A weekly in-depth current affairs programme of national and international interest.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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A weekly in-depth current affairs programme of national and international interest.

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@rnz_insight

Language:

English


Episodes

Horse racing shake-up: Selling tracks and outsourcing the TAB

10/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:08

Adrian Orr: The Reserve Bank governor taking on the Aussie banks

10/3/2019
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The Reserve Bank's Governor thinks the big 4 Australian banks are making too much money in NZ. Guyon Espiner investigates efforts to rein them in.

Duration:00:28:07

The New Zealanders involved in the exploitation of Filipinos

9/26/2019
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New Zealand is a dream destination for many Filipinos. But many are exploited and New Zealanders are increasingly becoming involved in exploitation in the Philippines as well. Gill Bonnett investigates.

Duration:00:26:49

Getting tough: How New Zealand could stop domestic violence

9/19/2019
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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?

Duration:00:26:36

Closed until further notice - a life on hold after the mosque attacks

9/14/2019
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Six months on from the mosque attacks in Christchurch, Ahmed Jahangir is still in pain after being shot, his restaurant is still closed and his chef can no longer cook as he too was shot. Conan Young has been following Ahmed's journey as the months unfolded.

Duration:00:28:02

Solo mums on benefits having to decide between food and fuel

9/7/2019
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Solo mums say benefits just aren't enough to raise a family and food banks say they're seeing unprecedented demand from parents. Sarah Robson investigates the Coalition government's promise to overhaul the welfare system, so everyone could live with dignity.

Duration:00:27:46

Written off: The true cost of road deaths

8/29/2019
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At least one person is dying every day on our roads on average, and it's costing the country more than $5bn a year. Given that annual figure is more than we spend on transport infrastructure each year, Ben Strang investigates why we aren't doing more.

Duration:00:28:07

Milk shake - Why the future of dairy looks scary

8/24/2019
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Dairy's huge role earning export dollars for New Zealand is facing a threat some say could bring it to its knees. Lab-grown milk protein is now stepping outside niche cheese and ice cream markets and into the bulk ingredient arena. Teresa Cowie investigates how much of a threat synthetic products pose to our dairy industry.

Duration:00:27:54

Disappearing students: How NZ is wasting opportunities with our Chinese graduates

8/17/2019
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More than 100,000 Chinese students have studied in New Zealand in the past 20 years. What impact do those graduates have on the China-New Zealand relationship and is New Zealand making the most of their goodwill? John Gerritsen travelled to China to speak to former students.

Duration:00:28:04

Is Islamophobia still thriving in NZ?

8/10/2019
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After the attacks on the mosques in Christchurch there were pleas for unity and love in the face of evil and a huge outpouring of grief and support for the Muslim community. But did New Zealanders just pat themselves on the back for reacting well, while doing nothing to tackle on-going Islamophobia? Philippa Tolley investigates.

Duration:00:28:16

Tuvalu's fight to stay above the waves

8/3/2019
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Tuvalu is the poster boy for small island countries suffering from climate change and its very existence and that of its people is under threat. Despite the gloomy outlook, Tuvalu has big plans for its future and its leaders are urging polluting nations to help. Sally Round travelled to Tuvalu to investigate

Duration:00:27:57

Can New Zealand's mental health crisis be cured?

7/25/2019
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New Zealand's mental health system is on the brink of a major overhaul, Health Correspondent Karen Brown examines the pressure points and asks what's needed to help those living with mental illness.

Duration:00:28:03

Babies in Oranga Tamariki care - safe or seized?

7/20/2019
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Are too many Māori babies being taken into care? Māori news correspondent, Leigh Marama McLachlan investigates whether Oranga Tamariki is getting the balance right between keeping children safe and keeping families together.

Duration:00:27:37

How closed adoption robbed Māori children of their identity

7/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:03

Time's up for volunteering

7/6/2019
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Volunteering is facing a crisis. Teresa Cowie investigates how essential services can survive as more and more people decide they can't make on going commitments to help out.

Duration:00:27:59

Insight: Imprisoned by meth

6/29/2019
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In this award winning documentary, Insight's reporter Teresa Cowie heads inside prison to find out more about the impact of New Zealand's meth epidemic.

Duration:00:28:12

Insight: Christchurch Attacks - Are intelligence agencies watching the right people?

6/15/2019
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The Christchurch mosque attacks have prompted claims the security agencies have wielded their powers in skewed and unfair ways. Have resources been wasted surveilling Muslims and virtually ignoring possible alt-right extremists? In this second part of a two-part investigation, Phil Pennington asks if the agencies have been monitoring the right people.

Duration:00:28:01

Christchurch Attacks: What security agencies are keeping us safe?

6/8/2019
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Insight - The Christchurch terror attack happened apparently without any indication of danger being flagged. So who is supposed to be keeping New Zealand safe? In this first part of a two part investigation, Phil Pennington asks how comprehensive New Zealand's security system is and why it now appears to be playing catch-up.

Duration:00:27:44

Insight: Chris Finlayson and Janet Reitman

6/6/2019
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Exnteded interviews with Chris Finlayson and Janet Reitman

Duration:00:11:09

Beyond gas and oil: Can alternative energy save Taranaki?

6/1/2019
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Taranaki is wrestling with it's economic future after the government banned new offshore oil exploration. Robin Martin asks if alternative fuels could be the region's saviour.

Duration:00:27:52