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






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

Insight: Is mountainbiking the next golf?

Mountain biking is experiencing a boom in New Zealand. Chris Bramwell takes to the trails to find out why.

Duration: 00:28:33

Insight: Preparing for the next America's Cup

The America's Cup celebration parades have come to an end, but the planning for the next race has only just started. Todd Niall considers where and what form the next America’s Cup challenge will take.

Duration: 00:27:39

Insight: Climate Change - Politics and Actions

With the Trump administration withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement and some US states and companies stepping up to fill the gap, is there now pressure for more or less action over climate change in New Zealand? With an election looming, Philippa Tolley asks how much importance campaigning parties will give to global warming.

Duration: 00:27:44

Insight: Trade Deals and Balancing Power

The opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal focused on jobs, questions over economic benefit and possible threats to sovereignty. But in the light of the Trump administration and its more isolationist posturing, Philippa Tolley ask if the need for some sort of regional deal is crucial for security and stability.

Duration: 00:27:44

Insight: Data in Exchange for Help

The government is working on plans to get community providers to hand over clients' names and details in order to improve systems, but Teresa Cowie asks how much personal data should we be willing to give up in exchange for social services.

Duration: 00:28:26

Insight: The changing face of sport in NZ

Is immigration - particular by those who identify as Asian - changing the sporting landscape in New Zealand? Bridget Tunnicliffe explores how major sports such as rugby are responding.

Duration: 00:28:54

Insight: Targets and Standards - Schools After 9 Years of National Government

Schools in New Zealand have faced huge change since 2008. RNZ Education Correspondent John Gerritsen investigates what impact nine years of National Party policies have had on schools and the children in them.

Duration: 00:27:10

Insight: High Country Farming – A Dying Way of Life?

Is traditional high country farming under threat? RNZ Rural reporter, Alexa Cook works on a cattle muster and explores why, and if, New Zealand should hold on tighter to its high country farms.

Duration: 00:28:47

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