Mental Health

Youth Mental Health and How to Overcome Them

A "rolling crisis" in youth mental healthcare is causing a growing number of children and teenagers in distress waiting weeks for help. Child psychiatrist and paediatrician Hiran Thabrew at Starship Hospital acknowledges that the mental health system is under-resourced and...
Radiate forests, New Zealand

Why Planting Pine and Native Forests Benefits NZ’s Carbon Capture

New Zealand's high carbon emissions contribute to its potential to mitigate climate change by planting forests to sequester large amounts of carbon. There is debate over whether to continue establishing radiata pine plantations or focus on native trees. However, a...
New Zealand

New Zealand’s National-Led China Policy

New Zealand's new National-led government has a more consistent approach to its relationship with China than the previous six years of Labour. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins outlined three principles for New Zealand's relationship with China in a July 2023 speech...
Western Bay of Plenty District Council's workshops

Why Closed-Door Workshops are Necessary for Councils

Western Bay of Plenty District Council closed all its workshops to the public from July 1 to November 20, 2023. Councillor Rodney Joyce criticized the practice and called it "hard to crack." The council has started putting workshop minutes into...
Palau's President, Surangel Whipps Jr

Palau’s Whipps Jr: A Critical Voice Against NZ Govt’s Exploration Plans

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr has criticised New Zealand's new government for its oil and gas exploration plans, despite a commitment to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The Pacific leaders are ready to hold those who are described as...
Chris Hipkins The Resilient Leader of New Zealand's Labour Party Despite Defeat

Chris Hipkins: The Resilient Leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party Despite Defeat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that he will continue to lead his liberal Labour Party despite a significant election loss. He stated that he still has a bit of fight left in him and...
Christopher Luxon- New Zealand

Conservative Christopher Luxon elected New Zealand’s premier after 6 years of liberal rule

AUCKLAND, New Zealand New Zealand's conservative former businessman Christopher Luxon has been elected as the country's next prime minister after a decisive election victory. The election follows six years of a liberal government led by Jacinda Ardern. Luxon's government's composition...
New Zealand

Rising Support for New Zealand Labour Party, NZ First as Kingmaker: Polls 2023

Political polls since late August have shown a reverse trend towards the right, with the left and right blocs now polling closely. The emergence of NZ First as a potential kingmaker has led to warnings from the National Party about...
Hastings Blossom Parade -New Zealand

Hastings Blossom Parade: A Spectacular Attraction for Thousands

HASTINGS, New Zealand Tens of thousands of people gathered in New Zealand's inner city Hastings for the Hastings Blossom Parade, featuring 71 entries and performances. The event, held annually since 1950, has attracted over 1,000 participants, including drivers, float makers,...
South Korea-New Zealand

What Are the Challenges Facing South Korea and New Zealand in the South Pacific?

The South Pacific region, known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural diversity, is a hub of international interest. However, it also faces numerous challenges, including geopolitical concerns, economic hurdles, environmental threats, and cultural preservation. South Korea and New Zealand...
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