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Psychologists' claim denying kids screen time is child abuse, is a 'controversial' conversation starter
Child psychologist Dr Emma Woodward says there are benefits to technology, but a "well rounded" childhood is the priority.
Otago Uni's calling for mandatory warning labels on alcoholic beverages after a study revealed current warnings - which are voluntary - are highly deficient. The Alcohol Beverages Council told Hayley it won't change anything. "Alcohol labelling perhaps raises awareness slightly but doesn't actually stop people drinking to harm."
"I'm not a princess... I'm a queen." YAS, Matty McLean. 👑
Jacinda Ardern says culling 22,000 cows was part of the long term process to eradicate mycoplasma bovis, but that other options are being considered. “We need to make sure we are ready for any potential future biosecurity issue. This has shown us where weaknesses are and what we do to make sure that we fix it.”
Starbucks in the US has announced anyone can use its toilets, even if they’re not buying anything. Should we make it compulsory for cafes here to do the same thing?
A bakery has sparked backlash over its decision to change the labels on its gingerbread men to the more "politically correct" gingerbread people. Daniel's not so sure about this.
Have you been feeling a bit blue lately? If you think it's because of the colder weather, you may be right. "Get out and exercise, make sure you connect with people during winter. Often the 'Netflix and Chill' comes in rather than getting outside," our resident psychologist Jacqui says about Seasonal Affective Disorder.
After more than a year of negotiations, Sunday TVNZ gained access to the secretive country of North Korea. What they found there was eye-opening. "Once you go in there, that's it - it's like going into a tupperware container. They put the lid on, you can't really communicate very easily outside, there's no internet, and you're followed and watched everywhere - you have to accept that," Mark Crysell told Jack Tame.
Simon Bridges says the yet-to-be approved Waikeria prison is "unfortunately" in desperate need - and his years as a Crown prosecutor revealed to him why. "You do have to send your most serious offenders to jail. That's where we're at with the law at the moment, I don't support softening that up."