Partners Archive

Girl group groundbreakers or popstar guinea pigs? Where TrueBliss went amiss

Twenty years ago, TV made TrueBliss into New Zealand's biggest girl band. In this piece, first published in 2019, Gabe McDonnell tracks the rise and fall of the country's first made-for-TV popstars.

The astonishing, life-saving power of immunisation

Siouxsie Wiles explains why she immunises, and the commitment you make to the community when you do. 

The technology that’s saving businesses millions of dollars

The Internet of Things can create tiny efficiencies that amount to a lot of money. Ben Fahy reports on how the IoT is changing the way businesses work.

How theatre can change the conversation around depression and suicide

Every Brilliant Thing encourages thoughtful discussion of depression and suicide in a year when people's mental health has been put under heavy pressure. 

Removing the stain of climate change from washing products

Unilever is on a mission to eliminate fossil-derived carbon from all of its cleaning products by 2030.

Announcing Coming Home, a podcast about New Zealand’s ‘brain gain’

In our new podcast series Coming Home, we talk to some of the many highly skilled New Zealanders who’ve returned in 2020 and explore what it means for us as a country.

How giving native trees helps tackle climate change – and Christmas waste

More than 500,000 native trees have been planted through the Trees That Count programme, funded by New Zealanders and the local business community.

Lessons from 2020: How the creative industries can move forward

New Zealand creatives share what 2020 has taught them in 200 words or fewer.

Recipe for resilience: Te ao Māori and the Covid-19 response

Across Aotearoa, Māori responded to the unique needs of their communities during the peak of Covid-19. Two Māori organisations share the lessons they want learned from their success.

A swamp full of fools: Who plays who on The Comey Rule

When you drain the swamp, these people and the actors playing them will be all that's left.

How rights keep our creators in the picture

Creative rights play a crucial role in enabling local authors, illustrators and publishers to make and share their work.

Contactless and queueless: How Covid-19 has accelerated the future of money

From shillings to smartphones, humans have always found new ways to pay and be paid. So what’s next and how has Covid-19 sped things up? 

How sustainable is a six-green-star-rated building?

A look inside one of New Zealand's most eco-friendly new buildings

You don’t have to use the dark web to be exposed to its dangers

More than ever, we're at risk of being exposed to online scams, hacks and data leaks. But do we really understand what's at stake?

A year in Aotearoa: The photos that captured New Zealand

James Borrowdale learns the stories behind the images nominated for the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year.

Conscious consumers, beware: green energy isn’t as straightforward as you think

Think you know an energy provider who delivers 100% renewable power to its customers? Think again. 

Debt to the future: The cost of recovery

Jonathan Cotton looks at where the government is getting all the money to pay for the Covid-19 recovery, and where that debt is taking us. 

Prioritising Māori perspectives could make Aotearoa thrive

The fourth episode of Conversations That Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take takes a look at the role that mātauranga Māori could – or should – play in shaping the future of our country.

The doctor devoted to improving Māori breast cancer care

Emma Espiner talks to Dr Maxine Ronald, the only wahine Māori consultant breast cancer surgeon in the world, about inequities in breast cancer outcomes for Māori.

Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. The experts explain how: part two

Some of the smartest people in the country examine the effects of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s future in 400 words or fewer.

How high-tech recycling could stop waste batteries becoming the next plastic crisis

To celebrate Recycling Week, Vanessa Young explains the essential role of nano-recycling in making the most of the tiny-scale but potentially harmful waste from batteries, circuit boards and more

It’s time to talk about anxiety and depression in new dads

Simon Day shares his story of postnatal anxiety and talks to parenting advocates about what fathers need to do when they feel overwhelmed.

How data sharing is actually making your life better

IoT is everywhere – we've just got to know where to look.

How indigenous leadership offers a new way of looking at a changed world

Don Rowe meets the post-graduate students putting tikanga and kaupapa Māori at the centre of learning how to lead.