Local Focus: Waiariki candidates’ biggest election issue is Covid 19 recovery

Economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is front and centre of plans for the main candidates in the Waiariki electorate. In this Local Focus 2020 Election video, candidates were asked … Read More

Local Focus: Waiariki candidates put the environment first over business

The three main candidates for the Waiariki electorate all agree the environment is important and New Zealand as a whole should treat it with respect. In this Local Focus video … Read More

Coco’s Cantina considers name change after claims they are appropriating Latin culture

Auckland restaurant Coco’s Cantina is considering a name change after being accused of appropriating Latin culture. It comes days after the eatery’s co-founder accused a competitor of appropriation. On Sunday, … Read More

‘Structural racism’: Woeful Maori, Pasifika representation in NZ science

Māori and Pasifika scientists have been “severely” under-represented at the country’s universities and research institutes – a dismal and continuing trend one commentator says highlights “structural racism” in New Zealand … Read More

Māori cultural appropriation, or simply a fish? Restaurateurs in stoush over ‘kingi’ name

Two of Auckland’s hippest restaurateurs have engaged in an online stoush over whether the name of a new restaurant, kingi, is a case of Māori cultural appropriation or merely a … Read More