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Insight (RNZ)

RNZ New Zealand

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


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






Insight: A Whole Year of Documentaries

The Insight team look back over a year of programmes and revisit some to see if anything has changed.

Duration: 00:27:46

Insight: Rebuilding Timor-Leste

Fifteen years since Timor-Leste proclaimed independence, a new generation tries to move on from its traumatic past. Sally Round investigates how the country's faring.

Duration: 00:28:02

Insight: MMP - Democracy or Power?

Under NZ's MMP system, the highest polling party is not leading government. Former RNZ political editor Brent Edwards investigates if MMP is still the right option.

Duration: 00:27:21

Insight: Kauri dieback - Can these noble trees be protected?

The fight to save the kauri and protect the noble trees against kauri dieback disease.

Duration: 00:28:31

TPP - The deal that never dies?

More than seven years after Trans Pacific Partnership discussions began in earnest, the eleven nations still involved continue to haggle over the details. But they insist the finish line is in sight. RNZ's Economics Correspondent Patrick O'Meara was in Da Nang, Vietnam for the latest set of talks.

Duration: 00:28:39

Insight: Death on the Roads

After years of safety improvements, law changes and public campaigns, the death toll on the roads is trending upwards again. Philippa Tolley asks if it’s just a matter of more people on the roads, or is something else going on?

Duration: 00:28:40

Insight: NZ's Tourism Workforce - Imported or Homegrown?

While tourism is booming, research into employment paints a less than rosy picture, Belinda McCammon investigates government plans to tighten-up migrant worker visas will have on businesses, and how or if the local workforce will fill the void.

Duration: 00:27:37

Climate change and 'waterproofing' NZ's cities

After a wet winter, and in some places a drenched summer before that, Teresa Cowie asks if it’s possible to design cities that can cope with the increasing extreme weather being driven by climate change.

Duration: 00:27:57

Insight: Euthanasia - Choice or Slippery Slope?

With euthanasia due to be debated in the next parliamentary session, Alex Perrottet speaks to supporters and those opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill.

Duration: 00:28:51

Insight: The rub between WINZ and beneficiaries

The vision of the Ministry of Social Development is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. But many beneficiaries are taking to social media to talk about what they see as poor treatment from its agency, Work and Income. Philippa Tolley asks if this a sign of real problems or the opinions of a disgruntled few.

Duration: 00:28:43

Insight: Road to recovery - the Kaikōura quake

Nearly a year after the Kaikōura quake, Maja Burry has toured around North Canterbury as the lambing season gets underway and the tourist season cranks up, to see how the region is rebuilding.

Duration: 00:27:28

Insight: Immigration and Pacific Quotas

There is no shortage of applicants for New Zealand's Pacific Quota immigration scheme, which is drawn by ballot every year. RNZ Pacific reporter, Sara Vui-Talitu looks into the quota system and whether it's living up to the ideals behind its establishment.

Duration: 00:28:08

Insight: Women’s Work and the Gender Wage Gap

Recent figures indicate the gender wage gap has narrowed, but does that mean employers are valuing women more? The settlement that gave 55,000 care and support workers pay increases may be a springboard to address the persistent gender wage gap. But Megan Whelan asks if that is going to be enough.

Duration: 00:28:09

Insight: NZ's Mental Health at Breaking Point?

NZ's mental health system is groaning under the weight of growing demand. Catherine Hutton asks how well the service is coping and what needs to change.

Duration: 00:28:33

Insight: Fighting the Waste Mountain

New Zealanders have been recycling for years now, but the amount of rubbish we're chucking in the landfill just keeps growing. Teresa Cowie explores why we're failing so badly to curb the waste mountain and asks are there bigger waste issues going undetected?

Duration: 00:28:12

Insight: Buildings Safe and up to Scratch?

New Zealand is entering the biggest construction boom in its history. Phil Pennington investigates if it is possible to avoid a cycle that has led to chronic and sometimes acute building failure.

Duration: 00:28:10

How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

As warnings over threats to drinking water supplies continue to grow, Philippa Tolley asks what the final answer might be, how willing communities are to accept change such as universal chlorination of water supplies, and how it possibly can all be paid for.

Duration: 00:28:52

Insight: Turning the West Coast Around

Tracy Neal explores how the West Coast is planning to re-invent its economy.

Duration: 00:28:24

Insight: Solomon Islands - Keeping the Peace

After 14 years and $3 billion in support from Australia, New Zealand and other partners, do the Solomon Islands have a shot at lasting peace? RNZ Pacific's Koroi Hawkins investigates for Insight.

Duration: 00:28:43

Insight: Big data, manipulation and your vote

Social media and big data companies are harvesting and vast amounts of information from users' online profiles to increase the effectiveness of political advertising. Adam Bennett explores how this played out in recent US and British elections and how far New Zealand political parties will use the same techniques in this year's election campaign.

Duration: 00:28:30

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