New Zealand


Nightmare In Nauru: Child Health Crisis On Australia’s Offshore Detention Centre

Under strict immigration policy introduced in 2013, the Australian government has intercepted and forcibly transferred around 2500 refugees and asylum-seekers to offshore processing facilities on Nauru and Manus. Australia’s “Stop the Boats” policy prohibits the resettlement of asylum-seekers who arrive on their shores by boat. According to the Asylum Seeker […]


The Moral Dilemma Of Poverty Tourism

Poverty tourism (also known as Slum or Favela tourism) is when international travellers opt to visit the poorest areas of a country rather than their more traditional and popular attractions.  Such areas are well described by poverty tourism academic Melissa Nisbett in her definition of a slum, saying they are […]


Third World Disease In A First World Country: Poverty And Acute Rheumatic Fever In New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), a ‘third world disease’ found commonly in developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, is running rampant among the Māori and Pasifika children of New Zealand (N.Z.). The disease is a complication of Group A Streptococcal infection that affects Māori and Pākehā (New Zealanders of European descent) equally. […]


New Zealand Bans Future Offshore Oil And Gas Exploration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement on Thursday, April 12, brings New Zealand closer to its goal: a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.  Ardern, as quoted in The New Zealand Herald, stated that: “We’re protecting industry and protecting future generations from climate change. This is a responsible step, which provides certainty for businesses […]


The Realities Of New Zealand’s Child Poverty Problem

Child poverty is a growing global epidemic that continuously puts the world’s most at-risk and vulnerable populations in positions that threaten their health, growth, development, and ability to experience a full childhood and live a full life. Child poverty is not relegated in only underdeveloped countries; a number of evolved […]