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Sharing Economy Hurtling Ahead of NZ Laws

By Kevin Jenkins - Over the warmer months, the Otago Farmers Market has the best fresh produce in New Zealand – like Central Otago apricots the size of peaches, old-school gooseberries, and greengage plums – along with artisan products like seaweed condiments,...

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Getting Serious about Road and Tourism Congestion

By Tim Hazeldine - Queenstown is crowded right now, crowded with stranded travellers unable to get home. As of last Friday, every single seat on every single flight to Auckland was sold out, for all this week, on both airlines. For some Aucklanders forced to delay...

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Reforming Policy on Cannabis Use in New Zealand

By Tim Wu - It is just over a year since the death of Helen Kelly, former President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, and ardent campaigner for the legalisation of medical cannabis. Despite suffering from advanced cancer, her own application to take...

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Suicide Prevention: A call to action

By Jemaima Tiatia-Seath - One life lost to suicide, is one life too many. The World Health Organisation estimates that globally, 800,000 people die by suicide each year. This is equivalent to a suicide death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by the year 2020,...

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The Shapeshifting Crown

By David Williams - An interdisciplinary team of University of Auckland staff from Social Anthropology and Law are nearing the completion of their work on a Marsden Fund project. We are preparing a book manuscript entitled The Shapeshifting Crown: Locating the...

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