We need to do more to prepare our high school students for tertiary study –psychologically, academically and in terms of career choices - say student leaders, healthcare providers and mental health advocates.
In today's email we look at the latest GDP figures, and the latest recommendations from the OECD on how to tackle the productivity issues they reveal.
The OECD has offered up a cure for New Zealand's economic achilles heel of poor productivity, but it's also hopeful that recently strong immigration will drive an improvement in the long run.
New Zealand may be surging forward economically, but in the shadows, many of our children are hungry, sick, and struggling for a quality education. A new report from UNICEF is grim reading about our children’s plight.
In today's email we preview the GDP figures due out this morning, and look at the latest house price and sales volume statistics.
Israel has restored full diplomatic relations with New Zealand, following the months-long fallout from a UN Security Council resolution. However, opposition parties are accusing the Government of abandoning its principles, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
DairyNZ, supported by Fonterra and the Government, has formulated a "Dairy Action for Climate Change" plan, but it is unlikely to slow down the calls from environmental groups for a cut in cow numbers, reports Lynn Grieveson.
In today's email we follow Prime Minister Bill English on his trip to the Pacific, and learn one task he had to complete before setting off was apologising to Israel for co-sponsoring the UN resolution on Israel's settlements in Palestinian territories being illegal.
New Zealand is trumpeting a new trade and development deal for the Pacific - but will it boost the economies of the smaller countries, or undercut their development? Sam Sachdeva reports.
Transparency and openness were the messages being peddled when Corrections Minister Louise Upston appeared before a select committee.
In today's email we dig into Labour's "not too hot and not too cold" migration policy.
With record numbers of international visitors arriving, the calls are getting louder for them to pay for the strain on infrastructure. But with tourism now New Zealand’s main industry, should we take the risk? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Labour has announced it would reduce net migration by 20,000 to 30,000 a year if it was in government, mostly by limiting the work visas available to international students at private training establishments.
In today's email we look at how the youth vote very nearly won the UK election for Labour, and ask if the same could happen here.