RNZ: Insight

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A weekly investigative documentary exploring what is happening in New Zealand and to New Zealanders here and overseas. Best Factual Weekly Programme at the 2019 NZ Radio Awards

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Getting tough: How New Zealand could stop domestic violence

September 19th, 2019


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 …

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

September 14th, 2019


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 …

Solo mums on benefits having to decide between food and fuel

September 7th, 2019


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 …

Written off: The true cost of road deaths

August 29th, 2019


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 …

Milk shake - Why the future of dairy looks scary

August 24th, 2019


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 …

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

August 17th, 2019


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 …

Is Islamophobia still thriving in NZ?

August 10th, 2019


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 …

Tuvalu's fight to stay above the waves

August 3rd, 2019


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 …

Can New Zealand's mental health crisis be cured?

July 26th, 2019


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 …

Babies in Oranga Tamariki care - safe or seized?

July 20th, 2019


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 …

How closed adoption robbed Māori children of their identity

July 13th, 2019


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.

Time's up for volunteering

July 6th, 2019


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 …

Insight: Imprisoned by meth

June 29th, 2019


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.

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

June 15th, 2019


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 …

Christchurch Attacks: What security agencies are keeping us safe?

June 8th, 2019


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 …

Insight: Chris Finlayson and Janet Reitman

June 6th, 2019


Exnteded interviews with Chris Finlayson and Janet Reitman

Beyond gas and oil: Can alternative energy save Taranaki?

June 1st, 2019


Taranaki is wrestling with it's economic future after the government banned new offshore oil exploration. Robin Martin asks if alternative fuels …

Has the NZ military shaken off its anti-LGBTQI history?

May 25th, 2019


Insight - The Defence Force is working to improve its support for the LBGTQI community, but as Jonathan Mitchell discovered there are calls for investigations of sex abuse in the past.

Australia Votes - Live election special

May 18th, 2019


Live Australian election Insight special hosted by Philippa Tolley

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

May 11th, 2019


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 …

Anonymity on the internet and fighting extremism

May 2nd, 2019


Insight - The internet has helped those wanting to spread extremism and in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks anonymous forums have come under scrutiny. Max Towle investigates whether closer surveillance is …

New alt-right political groups hiding in plain sight - investigation

April 27th, 2019


Insight - As the government looks to build international action to counter hate speech and extremism on  social media, far-right political groups and …

Provincial Growth Fund - slush fund or lifeline?

April 13th, 2019


Insight - With $3bn heading to 6 regions under the Provincial Growth Fund, questions have been asked about how it's being spent and by whom? Lois …

The shadow hovering over NZ's gun owners

April 6th, 2019


Insight - As legislation to ban most types of semi-automatic and military-style guns, after the atrocity of the mosque attacks, works its way through …

NZ's heart-breaker: rheumatic fever rates on the rise

March 30th, 2019


Rheumatic fever rates are on the rise. Philippa Tolley talks to those living with this heart-damaging auto-immune disease and to those left behind.

Growing Demand - NZ's budding cannabis businesses

March 9th, 2019


Insight - With a cannabis referendum on the horizon Teresa Cowie talks to NZ's businesses gearing up for a possible law change

Strike! Why industrial action is up under Labour

March 2nd, 2019


After last year's stream of strike action, political reporter Gia Garrick explores what this means for the relationship between Labour and the unions …

Fighting Nature's Fury - The Tasman Fires

February 16th, 2019


Insight - As the battle against the Tasman fires continues, Alex Ashton reflects on the emergency response and questions whether New Zealand is ready …

Teenagers who kill

February 9th, 2019


Insight - Four teenagers connected with the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere have been convicted of violent murders in just over a year. Anneke Smith …

Running Dry - Can NZ thrive without irrigation?

February 2nd, 2019


Insight - Eric Frykberg explores whether the regions can still thrive without irrigation certainty

Survival mode: Why some rural emergency services are under threat

January 26th, 2019


Insight - Rural GPs and nurses are thin on the ground and the pressure on those trying to provide life saving emergency help is even more evident over the summer. Tess Brunton explores if they can continue as demand …

Battling to turn around the lives of young criminals

December 8th, 2018


Insight - Philippa Tolley investigates how well youth justice residences are doing at turning offending around.

Frittering away - Why whitebait is in decline

December 1st, 2018


With four out of the five whitebait species under threat or in decline, Insight's Teresa Cowie heads to the West Coast to find out if we have to give up on our springtime whitebait treat.

Difficult and dangerous - why truck drivers are quitting

November 24th, 2018


The road freight industry is already estimated to be 2500 drivers short and that number will grow to 28,000 in a couple of decades. Tracy Neal investigates if the driver shortage is threatening the safety of trucking …

Has the time come for Genetic Modification?

November 17th, 2018


Should New Zealand be looking again at the use of genetic modification for agriculture?

Learning revolution or pathway to ignorance?

November 10th, 2018


 Classrooms have changed radically in the past decade to become future focused. But John Gerritsen investigates if they are equipping children well or leaving them short on essential knowledge.

The next pandemic - are we ready?

November 3rd, 2018


100 years after the last great 'flu pandemic, Philippa Tolley explores how well prepared we are for the next one.

PNG to host APEC - but is it leaders before locals?

October 27th, 2018


Johnny Blades looks at Papua New Guinea's road to hosting the APEC leaders' summit as it teeters on the verge of social breakdown.

The drug courts on trial

October 20th, 2018


Insight's senior specialist reporter, Teresa Cowie visits New Zealand's Drug Court to find out how it works and if it's worth the money to keep it going.

On the outside: the problem with life after prison

October 13th, 2018


Nearly a third of former prisoners go back to jail within their first year after release. Leigh-Marama McLachlan explores why so many Māori prisoners end up back inside.

Protect and promote: Can DOC really do both?

October 6th, 2018


3.7 million tourists visited NZ last year, many heading to National Parks and camping grounds. South Island Bureau Chief, Belinda McCammon, explores whether DOC can manage growing tourist numbers and its responsibility …

Rugby - Tackling Soft Diplomacy in the Pacific

September 29th, 2018


RNZ Pacific’s Sports Editor Vinnie Wylie asks if a Pacific based rugby team will ever get off the ground and why the New Zealand government is …

NZ's role in the Malaysian plastics dumping ground

September 22nd, 2018


Our plastic is becoming Malaysia's problem - Nita Blake-Persen investigates what really happens to the waste we're shipping overseas to be recycled.

The grandparents in immigration limbo

September 15th, 2018


RNZs Immigration Reporter Gill Bonnett talks to the grandparents stuck in visa limbo who are awaiting news of whether they can join their families in New Zealand.

Nurses' pay and staffing deal - hospital crisis averted?

September 8th, 2018


Will the latest nursing pay and staffing deals ease the pressure? Karen Brown heads into a ward in one of the country's busiest hospitals to find out.

Insight: Should NZ Schools Ban Mobile Phones?

September 1st, 2018


Teresa Cowie explores whether mobile phones should be banned in schools.

Insight: Farmland - not so free to roam

August 25th, 2018


Visitor numbers are increasing but how much public access should trampers, hunters and tourists be given or expect over farm land? Maja Burry has …

Insight: Foetal Alcohol - Damaging Baby Brains

August 18th, 2018


It's thought there could be several thousand New Zealand babies born every year with brains damaged in the womb by alcohol after their mother's drank …

Insight: Water - Who Pays?

August 4th, 2018


RNZs Local Government reporter Laura Dooney takes a closer look at the huge financial pressures facing local councils trying to keep our water safe and clean.

Insight: Should te reo Māori be compulsory in school?

July 28th, 2018


RNZs Maori News Correspondent Leigh-Marama Mclachlan asks, could compulsory te reo Māori in schools reduce racism?

Insight: Money Laundering in NZ

July 21st, 2018


New anti-money laundering regulations have come into effect. But some question if they will make any difference. Jeremy Rose investigates money …

Insight: Loneliness - Facing the Void

July 14th, 2018


With the UK having recently appointed a Minister of loneliness, Sally Round takes a look what can be done in New Zealand to address the problem, …

Insight: Goldrush - The rise of the esports industry

July 4th, 2018


Teresa Cowie takes a look at New Zealand’s growing competitive video game industry.

Insight: The Cost of the Foreign Buyer Ban

June 30th, 2018


Otago reporter Timothy Brown heads to Queenstown to find out what unintended consequences of the foreign buyer ban might lie ahead for the resort town.

Insight: Examining Tomorrow's Schools

June 23rd, 2018


Nearly every aspect of the school system is under review. RNZ's Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen examines the hard questions being asked about …

Insight: The blight of Mycoplasma bovis

June 16th, 2018


Mycoplasma bovis is now this country's most expensive biosecurity breach. Conan Young asks whether eradication is even possible and what impact it will have on the way NZ farms.

Insight: Future of Gangs

June 9th, 2018


As more New Zealanders are initiated into gangs, Philippa Tolley asks, what future lies ahead for those in them and those dealing with the fall out.

Insight: Policing Domestic Violence - A New Direction

May 26th, 2018


Anusha Bradley takes a look at a new approach to policing family violence.

Insight: Farming and the Fight Against Climate Change

May 19th, 2018


If New Zealand is to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, agriculture will have to reinvent itself. Veronika Meduna looks at new options for farmers to …

Insight: Fathers who stay at home

May 12th, 2018


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's partner, Clarke Gayford will be the primary caregiver of their first child. But what is known about stay-at-home …

Insight: The Dawn of a New Commonwealth?

May 5th, 2018


Craig McCulloch returns from London and a Commonwealth heads of government meeting to explore whether a trade agreement across all 53 countries could …

Insight: Imprisoned by meth

April 28th, 2018


Insight's reporter Teresa Cowie heads inside prison to find out more about the impact of New Zealand's meth epidemic.

Insight: Settle up - Are treaty deals benefiting all Maori?

April 22nd, 2018


Patrick O'Meara looks at what settlements have achieved and whether the benefit is filtering down to all iwi members

Insight: Digging deeper - Will residents pay up to fix Auckland?

April 14th, 2018


After years of being lured by the promise of low rates, Aucklanders are now being asked to fork out to finally fix the city's long-running and escalating problems. Todd Niall asks if residents are ready to pay-up.

Insight: Full House – Homelessness & Big Families

April 7th, 2018


Are plans to build thousands of new homes going to cater for large and multi-generational Māori  and Pasifika families?

Insight: NZ Wars - A Day to Remember?

March 31st, 2018


Shannon Haunui-Thompson explores whether a day to mark the New Zealand Wars will ever truly become a national event.

Insight: Is NZ Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

March 24th, 2018


The warnings about automation and artificial intelligence changing our lives are evey increasing. Philippa Tolley asks are employers and employees a …

Insight: Dangerous Daycares

March 17th, 2018


Childcare is booming, but cracks are starting to show. John Gerritsen talks to teachers about how tight funding and corner-cutting is making some centres dangerous for children.

Insight: Tourism saturation - NZ's lessons for Iceland

March 10th, 2018


Around 2.2m tourists headed to Iceland last year putting pressure on the environment and infrastructure, as tourism does in NZ. Lynn Freeman travelled to Iceland to ask if both nations can learn valuable lessons from …

Insight: No Job, No Training, No Hope?

March 3rd, 2018


The number of young people not in work or training has remained virtually unchanged, despite improving financial times. Emile Donovan explores how New Zealand can engage these young people, who now number more than …

Insight: Our Noisy World

February 24th, 2018


A building boom in Auckland, open plan offices and classrooms and urban intensification - Teresa Cowie has been out onto the streets and into homes asking about noise levels and what all that racket is doing to our …

Insight: A Whole Year of Documentaries

December 20th, 2017


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

Insight: Rebuilding Timor-Leste

December 16th, 2017


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.

Insight: MMP - Democracy or Power?

December 9th, 2017


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

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

December 2nd, 2017


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

Insight: TPP - The deal that never dies?

November 25th, 2017


More than seven years after Trans Pacific Partnership discussions began in earnest, the eleven nations still involved continue to haggle over the …

Insight: Death on the Roads

November 18th, 2017


After years of safety improvements, law changes and public campaigns, the death toll on the roads is trending upwards again. Philippa Tolley asks if …

Insight: NZ's tourism workforce - imported or homegrown?

November 11th, 2017


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 …

Insight: Climate change and 'waterproofing' NZ's cities

November 4th, 2017


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. 

Insight: Euthanasia - Choice or Slippery Slope?

October 21st, 2017


With voluntary euthanasia due to be debated in the next parliamentary session, Alex Perrottet speaks to supporters and those opposed to the End of …

Insight: The rub between Work and Income and beneficiaries

October 14th, 2017


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 …

Insight: Road to recovery - the Kaikōura quake

October 7th, 2017


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.

Insight: Immigration and Pacific Quotas

September 30th, 2017


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 …

Insight: Women’s Work and the Gender Wage Gap

September 16th, 2017


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 …

Insight: NZ's Mental Health at Breaking Point?

September 9th, 2017


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.

Insight: Fighting the Waste Mountain

September 2nd, 2017


NZers are sending more waste to the dump. Teresa Cowie asks why and explores whether there are bigger,undetected issues

Insight: Buildings Safe and up to Scratch?

August 26th, 2017


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.

Insight: How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

August 19th, 2017


As warnings over threats to drinking water supplies continue to grow, Philippa Tolley asks what the final answer might be, how willing communities …

Insight: Turning the West Coast Around

August 12th, 2017


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

Insight: Solomon Islands - Keeping the Peace

August 5th, 2017


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 …

Insight: Big data, manipulation and your vote

July 29th, 2017


Social media and big data companies are harvesting and vast amounts of information from users' online profiles to increase the effectiveness of …

Insight: Is mountain biking the next golf?

July 22nd, 2017


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

Insight: Preparing for the next America's Cup

July 15th, 2017


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.   

Insight: Climate Change - Politics and Actions

July 8th, 2017


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? …

Insight: Trade Deals and Balancing Power

July 1st, 2017


The opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal focused on jobs, questions over economic benefit and possible threats to sovereignty. But …

Insight: Data in Exchange for Help

June 24th, 2017


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 …

Insight: The changing face of sport in NZ

June 17th, 2017


Is immigration - particularly by those who identify as Asian - changing the sporting landscape in New Zealand? Bridget Tunnicliffe explores how major …

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

June 10th, 2017


Schools in New Zealand have faced huge change since 2008. RNZ Education Correspondent John Gerritsen investigates what impact nine years of National …

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

June 3rd, 2017


Is traditional high country farming under threat? RNZ Rural reporter, Alexa Cook works on a cattle muster and explores why, and if, New Zealand …

Insight: Meth - the Human Cost of a Hit

May 20th, 2017


The rise in methamphetamine use in New Zealand is breaking up families, piling the pressure on schools, mental health workers, police and …

Insight: On a Bender - Meth Use Out of Control?

May 13th, 2017


Methamphetamine is cheaper and easier to get hold of than ever before. Our police reporter, Carla Penman, asks authorities and gang members about who …

Insight: A Line in the Sand for Freshwater Quality?

May 6th, 2017


The state of the country's waterways is almost constantly in the headlines. Now a definitive landmark report from the Ministry for the Environment has confirmed what many already suspected, that there are serious …

Insight: Medical Marijuana - Life in the Waiting Room

April 29th, 2017


Demand for medical cannabis is growing, Teresa Cowie investigates how patients are coping with living in an 'illegal limbo'

Insight: Pumped Dry - Central Otago Farmers' Fight for Water

April 22nd, 2017


Alarm is growing in Central Otago as the region's 150-year-old water licence system is overhauled. Ian Telfer explores if the permits from the gold …

Insight: Keeping NZ Rail on the Tracks

April 15th, 2017


New Zealand has been tied together by a rail system that has been unfolding across the country since the late 19th century. Today up to 18 million …

Insight: Is Taranaki Coming to Terms with Its Colonial Past?

April 6th, 2017


Robin Martin explores if tensions over Taranaki's history are on the way to being resolved.

Insight: Online Porn - The New Sex Ed Teacher?

April 1st, 2017


Online porn presents a minefield to young people and parents. Tim Graham explores what help is on hand to help navigate the way ahead.

Insight: Importing a Workforce - 10 Years of Seasonal Workers

March 25th, 2017


Seasonal workers from abroad are now an essential part of getting crops to market. A decade on from the introduction of the seasonal workers scheme, …

Insight: Poorer Schools - When the Middle Class Flee

March 18th, 2017


The number of Pākehā students in low-decile schools has plummeted over the past 15 years. In this Insight RNZs Education Correspondent John Gerritsen …

Insight: Will Cameras End Commercial Fish Dumping?

March 13th, 2017


Conan Young looks at what is and isn't being done to reduce fish dumping in our waters

Insight: NZ's GP Service in a 'Critical Condition'

March 4th, 2017


About 500,000 people can't afford to see a GP, patient fees are high and still climbing, and doctors themselves are burnt-out and angry. RNZ Health Correspondent Karen Brown investigates what's gone wrong with primary …

Insight: Inside Out - Raising a Transgender Child

February 25th, 2017


What would you do if your child constantly told you they'd been born in the wrong body? Insight's reporter Teresa Cowie talks to parents about the …

Insight: Unleashing the Potential of South Auckland

February 18th, 2017


There's plenty of talk about transforming South Auckland, and there is some action, but Auckland Correspondent, Todd Niall asks whether enough is being done to make it thrive.

Insight: Rescuing NZ's fresh water

February 11th, 2017


Philippa Tolley checks out if enough is being done to clean-up the country’s lakes and rivers.

Insight: Rodeo - A Dusty Feud

February 4th, 2017


A cruel form of entertainment, or a community event showcasing farming skills? Reporter Paloma Migone visits some of the country's rodeos to find out how they tick. 

Insight: Bricks vs Clicks - The High Street Fights Back

December 17th, 2016


Insight's presenter, Philippa Tolley heads to the shops to find out why bricks and mortar stores are doing so well, despite bleak predictions of an …

Insight: Can Police Tackle the 'Lawless North'?

December 3rd, 2016


2016 has been a tough year for Northland police. Seven homicides, the biggest meth haul in New Zealand history, a growing pile of child abuse files, …

Insight: Are Protection Orders Taken Seriously?

November 26th, 2016


RNZs police reporter Carla Penman asks, are protection orders are worth the paper they are written on?

Insight: Earthquake: Surviving 7.8

November 19th, 2016


Phil Pennington and Tim Graham share the stories and events from the first days of the 7.8 earthquake that ripped the land apart, caused massive slips, cut off Kaikoura and towns nearby and severely damaged homes and …

Insight: Can working prisoners stop re-offending?

November 12th, 2016


Teresa Cowie heads inside two of New Zealand's prisons to find out more about rehabilitation programmes and whether they are working.

Insight: Homes Under Threat from Climate Change

November 5th, 2016


Robin Martin asks what response is being planned for the effects of climate change on homes and who is likely to foot any bills?

Insight: The Oldest Profession - A Normal Job?

October 29th, 2016


Philippa Tolley and visual journalist Rebekah Parsons-King investigate the current state of the sex industry more than a decade after it was …

Insight: Wildlife vs Humans in India

October 22nd, 2016


Lynn Freeman returns from India and looks at efforts to quell conflict between people and wildlife.

Insight: Lest They Forget: NZ and the EU Today

October 15th, 2016


Andrew McRae travels to the centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme and asks whether the thousands of lives sacrificed by New Zealand on the battlefield count when it come to trade relationships with Europe …

Insight: Guest panel discusses Auckland election result

October 8th, 2016


What went right and wrong in the Auckland election with our panel; RNZ's expert in all things Auckland ,Todd Niall, PR consultant and former …

Insight: Slumping voter turnout prompts call for change

October 8th, 2016


With Professor Brownwn Hayward, Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury

Insight: Environment Canterbury Regional Council result

October 8th, 2016


Cantabrians have voted for their regional council for the first time in nine years, Conan Young reports.

Insight: how water issues swayed Hawke's Bay voters

October 8th, 2016


Hawke's Bay reporter Peter Fowler on the Hawke's Bay Regional Council.

Insight: Ash Holwell and Chloe Swarbrick

October 8th, 2016


Ash Holwell ran a less than 200-dollar campaign to run for Whangarei's top job got 834 votes, while in Auckland, mayoral hopeful Chloe Swarbrick went …

Insight: Dunedin mayor - Dave Cull

October 8th, 2016


Two term incumbent Dave Cull returns as mayor of Dunedin, he speaks with Wallace Chapman.

Insight: Wellington's new mayor - Justin Lester

October 8th, 2016


Wellington Mayor Justin Lester speaks with Philippa Tolley.

Insight: Christchurch's mayor - Lianne Dalziel

October 8th, 2016


Lianne Dalziel joins the show from Christchurch.

Insight: Auckland's new mayor - Phil Goff

October 8th, 2016


New mayor of Auckland city Phil Goff speaks to Wallace Chapman.

Insight: A Local Government Election Special

October 8th, 2016


Insight's presenter Philippa Tolley and Sunday's Wallace Chapman bring you a one hour local body election special - The winners, the losers and the …

Insight: NZ's Time on the UN Security Council

October 1st, 2016


RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson travels to the United Nations in New York, to examine New Zealand's work on the Security Council as its tenure …

Insight: The Family Court on Trial

September 24th, 2016


Catherine Hutton looks at the Family Court and talks to some who say recent changes to improve it are actually causing delays, distress and heartache.

Insight: A Failure to Care for Veterans with PTSD?

September 17th, 2016


RNZ defence reporter Kate Pereyra Garcia talks to war veterans about PTSD and what they say is a lack of help to deal with it when they get home.

Insight: Cleaning Franchises - Business Opportunity or Dirty Business?

September 10th, 2016


Teresa Cowie delves into the complicated world of cleaning franchises amid accusations that wages are being driven down, workers are losing their jobs, clients are confused and some franchisees are losing out.

Insight: Beacon for the Homeless Closes its Doors

September 3rd, 2016


Sharon Brettkelly looks at Te Puea Marae's experience as an emergency housing provider.

Insight: Lifting the Lid on Undercover Policing

August 27th, 2016


Edward Gay explores controversial undercover police techniques.

Insight: The Contest to be Auckland's Next Mayor

August 20th, 2016


Todd Niall explores what solutions are on offer for Auckland in the upcoming local elections and if many people will bother to vote.

Insight: Labour-Hire Companies - Exploitation or Opportunity?

August 13th, 2016


Teresa Cowie explores the expanding labour hire sector amid accusations that some workers are being exploited.

Insight: The Future of Marine Farming in Marlborough’s Seaways

August 6th, 2016


RNZ's regional reporter for Nelson and Marlborough, Tracy Neal, explores the future for marine farming in the Marlborough Sounds as hundreds of consents come up for renewal.

Insight: The Horror of NZ's Suicide Rates

July 30th, 2016


New Zealand's suicide rates remain stubbornly high. Philippa Tolley explores what else can be done to turn them around.

Insight: Fighting the Pacific's Rising Seas

July 16th, 2016


Chris Bramwell visits nations in the Pacific facing an uncertain future due to sea level rise.

Insight: Fraud, Fees and Student Visas

July 9th, 2016


Insight - John Gerritsen investigates reports of fraud among study applications from India. Are authorities over-reacting or is New Zealand's international education market being rorted? 

Insight: Golf and Rugby Sevens' Big Olympics Debut

July 2nd, 2016


Barry Guy and Matt Chatterton explore the benefits of golf and rugby sevens being included in the Rio Olympics.

Insight: Canterbury Mental Health - On Shaky Ground

June 25th, 2016


Karen Brown gauges progress in post-quake Canterbury, mid-way through what is expected to be a decade-long recovery - and discovers many are still struggling with stress and depression.

Insight: NZ's Most Poisoned Places

June 18th, 2016


Ian Telfer explores whether efforts to clean-up the toxic legacies of New Zealand's industrial past have stalled.

Insight: Transport to Save the Environment

June 11th, 2016


Eric Frykberg goes to Germany to find out how technology might be able to both support people's lifestyles and preserve the environment.

Insight: The Future of Work

June 4th, 2016


Joanna Mackenzie investigates what New Zealand needs to do to prepare for a future of jobs that don't even exist yet.

Insight: Tourism Troubles?

May 28th, 2016


Teresa Cowie asks can New Zealand cope with rapidly growing tourism and the negative side effects it brings?

Insight: Road vs Rail in Northland

May 21st, 2016


Lois Williams investigates tensions in Northland over the closing down of rail and increasing numbers of trucks on the region's rundown roads.

Insight: The Ageing Workforce

May 14th, 2016


Philippa Tolley asks if employers are doing enough to embrace what's been called a "tidal wave of demographic change" as the age profile of the …

Insight: Upgrading the China Free Trade Agreement

May 7th, 2016


Demelza Leslie heads to China to examine New Zealand's already out of date free trade agreement with the country and what can be done to get New Zealand businesses a better deal.

Insight: Social Bonds - Funding innovation or risky experiment?

April 27th, 2016


Kate Gudsell investigates exactly what the government's planned social bonds are, the risks, and asks who would want to invest in them?

Insight: Fiji after Winston - Weathering the Storm

April 23rd, 2016


Sally Round reports from  Fiji on the efforts to rebuild people's lives after the devastating impact of Cyclone Winston.

Insight - The Special Education Struggle

April 16th, 2016


RNZs Education Correspondent John Gerritsen, investigates what's working and what's not in special education, as it faces unprecedented scrutiny from parents, teachers and the government.

Insight: The Rohingya - Injustice ignored in Myanmar

April 2nd, 2016


 Graeme Acton asks if the lives of Myanmar's Rohingya people will improve now Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is in power.

Insight: Investigating our Air Investigations Part 2

March 26th, 2016


Peter Newport continues his Insight exploration into some of the country's serious air accidents investigations.

Insight: Cash, Crashes and the Commission: Investigating our air investigations

March 19th, 2016


In the first part of a two-part investigation, Insight explores concerns over the robustness of the some of the country’s most serious air accidents investigations.

Insight: Myanmar - A Democracy Under Construction

March 12th, 2016


Insight travels to Myanmar to find out how democracy is unfolding after decades of harsh military rule.

Insight: Trade - The Bull or the Dragon?

March 5th, 2016


Insight explores New Zealand's increasing focus on doing business with the Asia-Pacific region and where that leaves trade with Europe.

The Race for a New US President

February 27th, 2016


 RNZ's Political Editor, Jane Patterson, travels to the US and finds widespread anger at Washington politicians and big money impacting on the …

Sheep and goats - the new dairy boom?

February 20th, 2016


Alexa Cook explores the dairy goat and sheep industry to find out why more people are keen to get involved.

New Cancer Drugs and Funding Conundrums

February 13th, 2016


Karen Brown investigates how good the new-generation cancer drugs, such the melanoma treatment Keytruda, really are and if NZ should fund them.

When a Child's Home is a Car

February 6th, 2016


Working families with young children and babies are being left homeless and sleeping in cars in Auckland. Lauren Baker investigates for Insight.

Insight for 31 January 2016 - Christchurch 5 Years On

January 30th, 2016


Belinda McCammon tracks progress in Christchurch 5 years after the earthquake that killed 185 people

Insight for 24 January 2016 - Preserving Outdoor Access

January 23rd, 2016


Philippa Tolley explores if more needs to be done to safeguard public access to the great outdoors

Insight for 20 December 2015 - More Pay for Living in Auckland?

December 19th, 2015


Elizabeth Brown weighs up the pros and cons of extra payments to make up for high living costs in Auckland

Insight for 6 December 2015 - Politics and Public Servants

December 5th, 2015


Brent Edwards examines whether the country's public servants are being politicised

Insight for 29 November 2015 - Obesity Crisis

November 28th, 2015


Sharon Brettkelly asks what is being done to halt the obesity crisis

Insight for 22 November 2015 - What More Can be Done for Children?

November 21st, 2015


It's been two decades since New Zealand signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Philippa Tolley asks how well the country is …

Insight for 15 November 2015 - Climate Summit - Talkfest or Opportunity?

November 14th, 2015


Chris Bramwell explores the upcoming Climate Change talks in Paris and the attempt to achieve a binding and universal agreement

Insight for 1 November 2015 - Fired up over firearms

October 31st, 2015


Andrew McRae investigates the prevalence of guns in New Zealand and asks if the firearms law needs examining.

Insight for 25 October 2015 - Dying Business Prepares to Boom

October 24th, 2015


As the population ages, Teresa Cowie investigates the funeral industry as it prepares for a boom.

Insight for 18 October - NZ's Mission To Iraq

October 17th, 2015


Insight in Iraq. Radio New Zealand's political editor Jane Patterson travels to Taji Camp for a first-hand view of the training operations being …

Insight for 4 October 2015 - School Buildings: A Perfect Storm

October 3rd, 2015


John Gerritsen, looks at the state of our school buildings

Insight for 27 September 2015 - Auckland's Quest for Affordable Housing

September 26th, 2015


Todd Niall asks does New Zealand have the systems in place to successfully turn out enough reasonably priced homes.

Insight for 20 September 2015 - Taxing the Digital Age

September 19th, 2015


Philippa Tolley asks if it is possible to tax online purchases effectively.

Insight for 13 September 2015 - Relationship Turmoil

September 12th, 2015


Catherine Hutton has the inside story on the sudden demise of Relationships Aotearoa.

Insight for 30 August 2015 - Dying for a Job

August 29th, 2015


Gareth Thomas investigates how efforts to turn around a poor health & safety record in NZ can be sustained

Insight for 23 August 2015 - The Rise of Phoenix Companies

August 22nd, 2015


Insight investigates how Phoenix companies are leaving workers and creditors "high and dry"

Insight for 16 August 2015 - State Housing & Oz Providers

August 15th, 2015


Philippa Tolley travels to Queensland to find out how housing providers interested in NZ operate at home

Insight for 8 November 2015 - West Papua

August 10th, 2015


In a rare opportunity to explore signs of change in West Papua, RNZI journalists Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins report from Indonesia's isolated …

Insight for 9 August 2015 - Gay Rights Beyond Marriage

August 8th, 2015


Alex Ashton considers if same-sex marriage has changed what it is to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans in NZ

Insight for 26 July 2015 - Power Struggle - Nuclear & Japan

July 25th, 2015


Cushla Norman reports from Japan on the reopening of nuclear power plants 2 years after the Fukushima meltdown post the tsunami

Insight for 19 July 2015 - Top Teachers - Divided Schools

July 18th, 2015


John Gerritsen explores why the government's flagship scheme to improve education is dividing schools.

Insight for 12 July 2015 - Future Financial Stability

July 11th, 2015


Philippa Tolley explores how debt, the housing market and the slump in dairy is affecting New Zealand's financial stability.

Insight for 5 July 2015 - Getting Real About Renting

July 4th, 2015


Kate Newton explores what changes might be needed to support long term renting.

Insight for 28 June 2015 - Democracy and Water Rights

June 27th, 2015


Conan Young explores democracy, water rights and the future of Environment Canterbury

Insight for 21 June 2015 - Child Abuse or Big Brother ?

June 20th, 2015


Teresa Cowie explores profiling for potential child harm

Insight for 7 June 2015 - The Superannuation Conundrum

June 6th, 2015


Anusha Bradley explores how NZ will pay for superannuation in the future and the impact on generations to come.

Insight for 31 May 2015 - Auckland - Shining Star or Black Hole?

May 30th, 2015


Insight  investigates whether it is in the national interest for Auckland to be the focus for investment, jobs and immigrants.

Insight for 24 May 2015 - Vanuatu & Tussles over Cyclone Aid

May 23rd, 2015


Koroi Hawkins looks at the tussle over aid relief in the wake of Cyclone Pam

Insight for 17 May 2015 - Promises of the Northland By-election

May 16th, 2015


Lois Williams explores what Northland expects after electing Winston Peters as its MP.

Insight for 10 May 2015 - Black Caps Inspiring Cricket's Future

May 9th, 2015


Max Towle explores whether the Black Caps Cricket World Cup success can re-invigorate the sport

Insight for 3 May 2015 - NZ's Neglected Foetal Alcohol Problem

May 2nd, 2015


Philippa Tolley investigates the scale of the burden caused by NZ's neglected foetal alcohol problem

Insight for 26 April 2015 - Centenary of Gallipoli Landings

April 25th, 2015


Philippa Tolley follows the days events in Gallipoli and assesses their impact.

Insight for 19 April 2015 - How Real Terrorism Threats in NZ?

April 18th, 2015


Brent Edwards explores the terrorist threat to NZ and asks if it's being overplayed.

Insight for 12 April 2015 - Sth Korea and the NZ Trade Deal

April 11th, 2015


Jane Patterson delves into the trade agreement with South Korea and asks if it's a good deal for NZ?

Insight for 5 April 2015 - Demand for Elective Surgery

April 4th, 2015


Karen Brown explores the demand and continuing unmet need for elective surgery

Insight for 29 March 2015 - China in the Pacific

March 28th, 2015


Johnny Blades travels to Samoa to listen to and analyse talks about China's interest in the Pacific

Insight for 22 March 2015 - Overseas Students - Boom or Bubble?

March 21st, 2015


John Gerritsen investigates the rise in overseas student numbers and the opportunities and risks.

Insight for 15 March 2015 - Moving More Government to Auckland

March 14th, 2015


Todd Niall explores if Auckland needs extra support from government.

Insight for 8 March 2015 - Blurred Lines - Changing Journalism

March 7th, 2015


Kim Vinnell explores how targetting journalists is affecting reporting in the Middle East

Insight for 1 March 2015 - Maori Wards - Partnership or Separatism?

February 28th, 2015


Robin Martin looks at whether Maori council wards will provoke partnership or separatism.

Insight for 22 February 2015 - The Cost of Domestic Violence

February 21st, 2015


Philippa Tolley looks at whether progress is being made on dealing with New Zealand's shocking domestic violence statistics.

Insight for 8 February 2015 - Japan Earthquake Recovery

February 7th, 2015


As the fourth anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Christchurch approaches, the slow pace of the rebuild has surprised many. But how quickly have other earthquake hit cities returned to their former glory? …

Insight for 1 February 2015 - Queenstown Drink & Tourism

January 31st, 2015


Steve Wilde explores whether alcohol is Queenstown's lifeblood or a slow poison?

Insight for 1 November 2015 - NZ Awash with Guns?

January 10th, 2015


Andrew McRae explores the prevalence of guns in NZ and whether law changes are needed

Insight for 21 December 2014 - Living Poverty

December 20th, 2014


RNZ regional reporters speak to those struggling to get by about what would make a difference to their lives

Insight for 7 December 2014 - NZ Muslims & Shadow of ISIS

December 6th, 2014


Philippa Tolley explores how NZ Muslims are being affected by the focus on ISIS and possible threat here

Insight for 30 November 2014 - Future State of Social Housing

November 29th, 2014


Teresa Cowie explores whether the government's sell off of state housing will lead to better homes for the poor

Insight for 23 November 2014 - Cyberwarfare and NZ

November 22nd, 2014


William Ray explores what threats from cyberwarfare NZ faces in the virtual world

Insight for 16 November 2014 - Flexibility and Employment Laws

November 15th, 2014


Patrick O'Meara examines the new labour laws and what they mean for firms and workers

Tom Larkin and WW1 extended interview from Insight

November 8th, 2014


Tom Larkin, former diplomat & WW2 sailor talks about the view of WW1 in the 1930s

Insight for 9 November 2014 - An Outbreak of War Commemorations

November 8th, 2014


Gael Woods asks how much memories of WW1 have slipped into the realms of myth

Insight for 2 November 2014 - Maths & Science Not Hitting Mark

November 1st, 2014


John Gerritsen explores why NZ school students have slumped in maths and science

Insight for 26 October 2014 - Turning Labour Around

October 25th, 2014


Catherine Hutton speaks to voters and others to discover what Labour needs to do to attract support

Insight for 19 October 2014 - Culturally Motivated Crime

October 18th, 2014


Lynda Chanwai-Earle explores what more needs to be done to counter culturally sanctioned crime in NZ.

Insight for 12 October 2014 - Is Dairy Milking Migrants?

October 11th, 2014


Ian Telfer explores what is happening with dairy workers and migrant employees.

Insight for 5 October 2014 - Racing for Survival

October 4th, 2014


Andrew McRae explores the horse racing industry and what it needs to survive

Insight for 28 September 2014 - Fiji After Military Rule

September 27th, 2014


Philippa Tolley explores what lies ahead for Fiji after the first elections in 8 years.

Insight for 14 September 2014 - Chasing the Tuna Dollar

September 13th, 2014


Philippa Tolley reports from Fiji on the urgent need to protect some of the tuna stocks in the Pacific

Insight for 7 September 2014 - Sparking the Youth Vote

September 6th, 2014


Megan Whelan and Elle Hunt explore the campaigns to get out the youth vote.

Insight for 31 August 2014 - The Realities of Auckland

August 30th, 2014


RNZ Auckland correspondents explore what political party policies might mean for NZ's biggest and most diverse city

Insight for 24 August 2014 -The Big Election Issues.

August 23rd, 2014


Radio New Zealand's  Education, Health and Economics correspondents consider election policies and inequality

Insight for 17 August 2014 - The Politics of Immigration

August 16th, 2014


Philippa Tolley explores whether more distance is needed between politicians and some immigration decisions

Insight for 10 August 2014 - Degrees of Performance

August 9th, 2014


John Gerritsen explores the system of funding tertiary education institutions and its impact

Insight for 3 August 2014 - Future Food Security

August 2nd, 2014


Benedict Collins investigates future food developments in Asia as supplies there and in NZ are threatened by climate change

Insight for 27 July 2014 - NZ's Most Vulnerable Kids

July 26th, 2014


Anusha Bradley speaks to six families involved in a long term study as the latest report explores what makes a child vulnerable.

Insight for 20 July 2014 - The Future of West Coast Mining

July 19th, 2014


Conan Young explores the future of the West Coast in the face of declining mining activities.

Insight for 13 July 2014 - Commonwealth Games 2014

July 12th, 2014


Alex Coogan-Reeves considers whether the Commonwealth Games is still viable in a crowded sporting marketplace

Insight for 6 July 2014 - NZ's Tiptoe Relations with US & China

July 5th, 2014


Insight travels to Washington to explore how NZ can balance relationship between US and China

Insight for 29 June 2014 - Japan's Massive Rebuild Mission

June 28th, 2014


Cushla Norman reports from Japan on progress in the massive post tsunami rebuild

Insight for 22 June 2014 - Burden of Christchurch Rebuild

June 21st, 2014


Philippa Tolley revisits Christchurch to see how people are coping more than 3 years on

Extended interview - Chief of Defence Lt-Gen Tim Keating

June 14th, 2014


Kate Newton asks Lieutenant General Keating about the challenges ahead for the Defence Force

Insight for 15 June 2014 - A Defence Force Facing Change

June 14th, 2014


Kate Newton explores whether NZ will need the same sort of Defence Force in the future.

Insight for 8 June 2014 - Tourism's Lofty Goals

June 7th, 2014


Steve Wilde considers tourism industry plans to almost double visitor value in under a decade.

Insight for 1 June 2014 - High Stakes in the High Country

May 31st, 2014


In this week's Insight Graeme Acton travels to the heart of the South Island High Country, where farmers and environmentalists are locked in a battle pitting farming intensification against those who want preserve what …

Insight for 25 May 2014 - Ngapuhi & Settlement Anguish

May 24th, 2014


Lois Williams explains the divisions in Ngapuhi as efforts are made to decide who should negotiate a settlement

Insight for 18 May 2014 - Maori Women Speak Up

May 17th, 2014


Leigh McLachlan asks whether only allowing men to speak on the Marae is sexism or upholding ancestral teachings?

Insight for 11 May 2014 - Trying Therapy to Stop Sex Abuse

May 10th, 2014


Lauren Baker asks does therapy for sex abusers work and does it warrant extra funding?

Insight for 4 May 2014 - Tax Fit for the Future

May 3rd, 2014


Philippa Tolley explores whether the tax system needs a revamp to meet the challenges of the future.

Insight for 27 April 2014 - Closing the Education Gap

April 26th, 2014


Education reporter, John Gerritsen talks to world leaders in education to find out what makes a top school systems so good.

Insight for 20 April 2014 - Marine Reserves - Protection or Tokenism?

April 19th, 2014


Alison Hossain explores whether NZ's marine reserves are world leading protection or tokenism.

Insight for 13 April 2014 - NZ's love affair with China

April 12th, 2014


Demelza Leslie explores if bold trade targets with China are achievable.

Insight for 6 April 2014 - Water Wars

April 5th, 2014


Peter Fowler explores the push to build irrigation dams.

Insight for 30 March 2014 - Auckland's Housing Crisis

March 29th, 2014


Todd Niall explores if Auckland's housing market is on the verge of change.

Insight for 23 March 2014 - Mental Health in NZ

March 22nd, 2014


Megan Whelan explores access to mental health serivces in the face of a suicide rate that is resistant to change

Insight for 16 March 2014 - Online Health - On The Way

March 15th, 2014


Karen Brown explores the drive to give GP's patients the health equivalent of online banking.

Insight for 9 March 2014 - Antarctic Expeditions

March 8th, 2014


Veronika Meduna follows the aftermath of an Antarctic expedition getting stuck in the ice over Christmas

Insight for 2 March 2014 - Pasifika Education

March 1st, 2014


Our Pacific Issues correspondent, Karen Mangnall, visits schools in Auckland that are bucking their low-decile status to raise Pasifika achievement, …

Insight for 23 February 2014 - Public Service Survival?

February 22nd, 2014


Philippa Tolley inivestigates the public service and whether its democratic role is being undermined

Insight for 16 February 2014 - Education Solving All Ills?

February 15th, 2014


John Gerritsen considers the political spotlight on education and asks if it can do all that's being asked of it?

Insight for 9 February 2014 - Does Rich -Poor Divide Matter?

February 8th, 2014


Penny Mackay investigates whether a big income gap really matters.

Insight for 2 February 2014 - Fracking, Fuels and Friction

February 1st, 2014


Benedict Collins investigates growing fracking exploration and fears in the rural comunity.

Insight for 26 January 2014 - Closing the Gender Gap?

January 25th, 2014


Erina O'Donohue investigates the challenges women face, including violence and equal pay, 120 years after winning the vote.

Insight for 19 January 2014 - National Standards

January 18th, 2014


In this Insight Highlight, John Gerritsen looks at National Standards 4 years on

Insight for 12 January 2014 - Migrant Exploitation?

January 11th, 2014


In this Insight Highlight, Philippa Tolley explores immigrant exploitation

Insight for 5 January 2014 - Paritutu - Lesson Learnt?

January 4th, 2014


In this Insight Highlight, Juliet Larkin looks at Paritutu tragedy and the lessons learnt.

Insight for 29 December 2013 - Rising Rates Diabetes

December 28th, 2013


In this Insight Highlight, Karen Brown looks at rising tide of diabetes

Insight for 22 December 2013 - Protecting the Ross Sea

December 21st, 2013


Olivia Wix considers moves to protect the Ross Sea and asks if a sanctuary will ever be agreed on

Insight for 15 December 2013 - NZ human rights & Sri Lanka

December 14th, 2013


Jane Patterson returns from Sri Lanka and asks if NZ was right to attend the Commonwealth Heads meeting.

Insight for 8 December 2013 - Pacific Rim Trade Deal Angst

December 7th, 2013


Patrick O'Meara investigates the pluses and pitfalls of the planned Trans Pacific Partnership.

Insight for 1 December 2013 - Recovery from the Seddon Shakes

November 30th, 2013


Alison Hossain returns to Seddon to find out how the area is recovering in the run up to Christmas

Business commentator Rod Oram

November 25th, 2013


New analysis that shows the US is very isolated in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks. There is also a surprising lack of solidarity between …

Insight for 24 November 2013 - Changes at DoC

November 23rd, 2013


Philippa Tolley investigates what the changes in the way DoC operates mean for the future

Insight for 17 November 2013 - Safer Sex?

November 16th, 2013


Megan Whelan explores whether young people are getting the education about sexuality they need.

Insight for 3 November 2013 - NZ's UN Security Council bid

November 9th, 2013


Brent Edwards explores the motives for NZ's UN Security Council bid.

Insight for 3 November 2013 - Fonterra Botulism Scare

November 2nd, 2013


Rowan Quinn investigates how the Fonterra botulism scare was handled and what needs to be done to repair the damage.

Insight for 27 October 2013 - Matching Education and Jobs

October 26th, 2013


William Ray looks at tertiary students' job prospects and what can be done to match output of graduates with needs of industry.

Insight for 20 October 2013 - Quake Prone Building Panic?

October 19th, 2013


Cushla Norman considers the challenges posed by the new requirements to strengthen earthquake prone buildings

Election Highlights

October 12th, 2013


Philippa Tolley and the Insight team present edited highlights of the 2013 Local Elections.

The role of DHBs explained

October 12th, 2013


Professor Jackie Cumming explains how much real authority DHBs have in deciding health priorities for their area.

Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt

October 12th, 2013


Tim Shadbolt is about to start his ninth term as Mayor, having been re-elected in invercargill for the seventh time.

Women lead the way as mayors

October 12th, 2013


Six new woman mayors have been elected - with many beating male incumbents to take the top job.

Hawkes Bay Wrap

October 12th, 2013


The makeup of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council remains uncertain with one key result to be decided on special votes.

Local government analyst

October 12th, 2013


Dr Andy Asquith is the director of the public management group at Massey University and a specialist in local government

Two New Mayors for the Far North

October 12th, 2013


Our Northland reporter Lois Williams looks at the results from Whangarei and the Far North.

Auckland correspondent analyses result

October 12th, 2013


Our Auckland correspondent Todd Niall looks at Len Browns reelection.

Results in Dunedin

October 12th, 2013


Dunedin's re-elected mayor Dave Cull easily held off his eight challengers.

Hamilton Fluoride Debate

October 12th, 2013


Anti-fluoride campaigners are promising to continue to fight against fluoridation in Hamilton.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

October 12th, 2013


The new Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel says she wants to hit the ground running on Monday.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown

October 12th, 2013


In Wellington, incumbent Mayor Celia Wade-Brown comfortably beats her main challenger.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown

October 12th, 2013


The Auckland Mayor Len Brown and his supporters celebrated his win at a bar in the inner city suburb of Kingsland.

Election Roundup

October 12th, 2013


A quick roundup of local election results.

Insight for 13 October 2013 - Local Election Results

October 12th, 2013


In a live Insight Special Philippa Tolley speaks to winning mayors and experts about the polling outcome and some of the issues facing local …

Insight for 6 October 2013 - Fiji's Progress and New Friends

October 5th, 2013


Fiji has promised elections in 2014 and Sally Round considers if it's new diplomatic ties will endure.

Insight for 29 September 2013 - Snapper Numbers Under Scrutiny

September 28th, 2013


Lorna Perry investigates the state of the main snapper fishery as the new fishing year approaches.

Insight for 22 September 2013 - Organ Donors

September 21st, 2013


Health Correspondent, Karen Brown, looks at organ donation, primarily regarding kidneys, and transplantation.

Insight for 15 September 2013 - National Standards

September 14th, 2013


John Gerritsen investigates the impact of National Standards 4 years on

Insight for 8 September 2013 - Funding New Zealand's Orchestras

September 7th, 2013


Nick Butcher considers the funding and future of NZs five orchestrasf N

Insight for 1 September 2013 - Australia Votes - but who for?

August 31st, 2013


As the Australian elections loom, Philippa Tolley looks at what's influencing voters.

Insight for 25 August 2013 -Solomon Islands after RAMSI

August 24th, 2013


Annell Husband travels to the Solomons to consider stability as the regional security force sent in after conflict withdraws

Insight for 18 August 2013 - Aftermath of Abuse in Northland

August 17th, 2013


Lois Williams investigates the aftermath of James Parker's 14 years of abuse in Northland

Additional audio: Sir Michael Cullen on the future of NZ Post

August 10th, 2013


Sir Michael Cullen is the chair of the New Zealand Post Group. As the then Minister of Finance he oversaw the introduction of Kiwibank in 2002, which …

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