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18 September 2019

Para-athlete Keegan Pitcher has never shied away from the term ‘disability’ – in fact, he’s seen it as an opportunity. Now he’s hoping to inspire others to do the same.

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  • 10 September 2019

    Kahukiwi Piripi won the National Kaupapa Māori Moot, and made history when she presented her legal submissions to the Supreme Court entirely in te reo Māori.

  • A hand of a car driver holding the steering wheel and a smoldering cigarette is shown: A submission opposing a ban on smoking in cars failed to disclose the link with funding from big tobacco. Photo: iStock

    6 September 2019

    Opinion: Trust in the medical profession must be safeguarded from commercial interest. That's why public policy influencers must declare conflicts of interest, writes David Menkes.

  • A cannabis plant if pictured: Most cannabis use occurs among young people ages 15-29 years. Photo: iStock

    6 September 2019

    Opinion: Under-age children in your life? Chances are you will hold crucial decision-power in New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation, writes Benedikt Fischer.

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