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Analysis - When Max Towle read about how the body of student Mason Pendrous lay undiscovered for weeks at the Canterbury hall of residence Sonoda, he thought it was tragic, but he wasn't surprised.
Online gambling is growing fast in New Zealand, but critics say new government ideas for regulating websites focus on what's good for the industry, rather than protecting people from harm.
It's touted as the biggest thing since the internet, but is New Zealand already lagging behind when it comes to blockchain technology? Video
Within 50 years, the dead are expected to outnumber the living on Facebook. Does being 'friends' with our deceased loved ones help or hinder the grieving process.
Dunedin fertiliser company Ravensdown wants Harbour Rugby Club to look for new grounds, but after 130 years of rugby at Moller Park, the club is refusing to budge. Max Towle enters the scrum.
Former leader Gareth Morgan says members are 'grovelling, compromising political aspirants' - and that's the least of his successor Geoff Simmons' problems. Can he rescue the party from itself? Video
Liverpool and Spurs seemed doomed, then the football gods struck, writes Max Towle. Video
People too traumatised by the Christchurch mosque attacks to work want to know why Victim Support is holding onto millions donated to the city's Muslim community.
Facebook knows who we message, the calls we make and the contacts in our phones, so why aren't we all closing our accounts? Max Towle investigates. Video
As New Zealand increasingly backs queer rights, are our Christian churches evolving or standing firm that homosexuality is sinful? Max Towle investigates.
Students who were kicked out of New Zealand say their lives are ruined, and that electioneering Labour MPs, including Jacinda Ardern, promised help but went silent after coming to power, writes Max…
A powerful secular group says schools' religious classes favour Christianity and divide children, and the government is turning its focus on the classes too. Will they survive?
Half of Kiwi parents wouldn't want their child playing with an HIV-positive child. Ahead of World AIDS Day, Max Towle asks how much attitudes have changed.
The owner of the Gordon Wilson Flats wants to demolish the heritage-listed building. It hopes to end its long fight by capturing the building in virtual reality before knocking it down. Video
For six years, the towering Gordon Wilson Flats have sat empty and decaying, as its owner has fought to demolish the heritage-listed building. Now it hopes it can end the impasse by capturing the…
A weightlifter is the butt of online jokes. A cyclist faces a slew of criticism. A fighter prepares to hide who he is. Max Towle meets the transgender Kiwis suffering for their sport.
An Egyptian love triangle, a shock sacking, and the fear of racism and homophobia in host country Russia are enduring narratives ahead of this year’s tournament.
They’re poor and scarred by drug use, but tiny East Coast communities are pouring their savings into a plan to grow medicinal marijuana.
Tech agencies fear fake videos could be used to blackmail and ridicule powerful people and even alter the course of elections.
Many in the craft beer industry say the bubble is bursting. Are they just being sour?
A woman says she was propositioned by an Uber driver, then left to walk home after spurning him.
Our (pretty much) spoiler-free recap of the biggest movie ever ever ever.
And it wants to completely review its model of care.
We ask the comedian to review her Twitter jokes. Only one scores a perfect 5/5.
“I just picked it up one day and never looked back.”