By Radio New Zealand
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A weekly investigative documentary exploring what is happening in New Zealand and to New Zealanders here and overseas.
||CleanInsight: Foetal Alcohol - Damaging Baby Brains||It's thought there could be several thousand New Zealand babies born every year with brains damaged in the womb by alcohol after their mother's drank while pregnant. Philippa Tolley investigates what is being done for those coping with foetal alco||18 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Water - Who Pays?||RNZs Local Government reporter Laura Dooney takes a closer look at the huge financial pressures facing local councils trying to keep our water safe and clean.||4 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Should te reo Māori be compulsory in school?||RNZs Maori News Correspondent Leigh-Marama Mclachlan asks, could compulsory te reo Māori in schools reduce racism?||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Money Laundering in NZ||New anti-money laundering regulations have come into effect. But some question if they will make any difference. Jeremy Rose investigates money laundering in New Zealand and the attempts to counter it.||21 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Loneliness - Facing the Void||With the UK having recently appointed a Minister of loneliness, Sally Round takes a look what can be done in New Zealand to address the problem, which will likely balloon as the population ages.||14 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Goldrush - The rise of the esports industry||Teresa Cowie takes a look at New Zealand’s growing competitive video game industry.||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: The Cost of the Foreign Buyer Ban||Otago reporter Timothy Brown heads to Queenstown to find out what unintended consequences of the foreign buyer ban might lie ahead for the resort town.||30 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsight: Examining Tomorrow's Schools||Nearly every aspect of the school system is under review. RNZ's Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen examines the hard questions being asked about deciles, zones and school boards.||23 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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The questions of morality, religion and medical science raised by euthanasia have been well thrashed over the past two decades — the debates ending in the same dilemmas that were their starting points. The only change has to be a political decision — to change the law, or not. The decision has been made in a few countries — we are still waiting in New Zealand. Across the Tasman, a law change towards assisted dying moved a step closer on Friday in Victoria after a marathon debate in the state parliament’s lower house. Even just a passing mention of this by Insight would have least given the programme some topicality. As would have attempts to answer questions like: will the new parliament have any more courage than the last one; will Seymour’s bill be carried over; is it more likely to pass in the new parliament? With a dozen press gallery reporters and two producers paid specifically to report on Parliament, RNZ should be able to offer more insight than was available in Sunday’s grab bag of human interest soundbites