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?
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. …
Auckland Council has joined five other New Zealand local bodies to declare a climate change emergency - but is this just lip service being paid in election year?
Is the government swapping one bad habit for another by encouraging smokers to move to vaping, as a way of curing their addiction?
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sweeping through US politics like a hurricane. Her sharp use of social media means you've probably …
Why does New Zealand use so much of the world's 1080, the controversial poison that environmentalists say we need to use more of, or lose our threatened bird species.
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 …
5G is coming - what exactly is that, and will it be the revolution telcos would have you believe?
Kim Dotcom's seven year saga to avoid extradition to the United States for piracy crimes is finally coming to an end.
Three police raids on journalists and newsrooms have called into question abuses of Australian law.
Popular culture tends to portray D-Day as an American event - but around 10,000 New Zealanders played a part in the landings 75 years ago today …
A giant car park occupies the most expensive real estate in New Zealand on Auckland's waterfront. Can we move the port - and should we?
A $7.5 million injection into a University of Canterbury game lab is an indication of the staggering numbers the industry returns to the economy.
Researchers have revealed links between risk-taking girls and the gender pay gap.
Chinese tech giant Huawei is at the centre of a technology cold war, and now consumers have been dragged into it.
The world's super powers are on edge as China's trade policy projects increasingly dot the world map.
With New Zealand radio stations now happy to play around 15 - 20 percent Kiwi artists, is it still necessary to have New Zealand Music Month?
The world's first 'Wellbeing Budget' will be unveiled on Thursday - what is different about it, and how did it change the ways ministers pitched for money?
The government's Kiwibuild scheme has had set back after set back. Can it be rescued? And is it still worthwhile?
Pharmac attracts a lot of flak for what it doesn't fund in the way of drugs - but it's also the envy of the world for its ability to negotiate down prices. Do we have the balance right?
Two years after a New Zealand man died in a Japanese psychiatric institution, restrained under circumstances unheard of in most other developed …
Why an Australian resource firm is fighting to mine fossils to produce animal feed.
Young Muslim RNZ journalist Isra'a Emhail gives a special insight into what it was like covering the Christchurch mosque attacks - and seeing her own community torn apart.
What New Zealand is aiming for with its Zero Carbon Bill, and why our country is unique when it comes to dealing with methane-producing cows.
The self-proclaimed Bishop continues to dominate our news cycles. His latest venture, the Man-Up Prison programme drew crowds of thousands outside parliament.
The two superpowers are facing off in a trade tariff war with dangerous consequences.
New Zealanders will soon cast their vote on if cannabis should be legalised. With parts of the US, Canada and Uruguay leading the debate - will we …
On Wednesday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will co-chair a meeting of world leaders and tech giants aimed at stopping extremism spreading online. But what will it really achieve?
Donald Trump cheats at golf, and lies about his handicap. Why does it matter? Former Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly talks about the President …
Smart phones have changed the world - and the global economy. Newsroom Pro's managing editor Bernard Hickey says billions of people are now carrying a deflationary engine in their pocket.
African Swine Fever has slid under the radar in the west, but it's about to have a huge impact on pork prices around the world.
A beginner's guide to what looks like - from the outside - a chaotic and complicated Australian voting process.
After 30 years of Tomorrow's Schools, the goverrnment's looking at a shake up that might just take us full circle.
After the Christchurch mosque attacks Canterbury rugby bosses have been forced to look at changing the famous franchise's name and branding, but Crusaders fans are dead set against it. Daily podcast The Detail looks at …
In another blow for Pike River mine families, the long-awaited re-entry has been delayed. Daily podcast The Detail speaks to Rebecca Macfie about the incredible events since the deadly explosion.
There's been a resurgence in infectious diseases we thought we'd got rid of. The Detail speaks to a researcher studying who anti-vaxxers are, and how to win them back
Journalist Paula Penfold tells The Detail why she decided to get personal when it came to abortion law reform.
The Detail's associate producer Kethaki Masilamani calls home to find out how the Easter Sri Lanka attacks were different to the violence of the past.
Far right groups have gone underground since the Christchurch attacks, but there's a fear they'll emerge stronger and more sophisticated.
The Detail; a daily podcast helping you make sense of the news. Presented by Sharon Brettkelly and Alex Ashton. Debuts Monday April 29.