To hemp or not to hemp

It's in drinks, it's in food, it's in your clothes, and it's even in pet products! But despite the sudden rise and popularity, hemp has hit a speed bump in Christchurch New Zealand. Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant, unlike its famous family member marijuana it does not have psychoactive properties, obtains…

Breaking down MMP

As New Zealand sits and waits while the next government are decided, there has been some discussion about our electoral system MMP and whether or not we should still abide by it. So what is MMP? MMP (Mixed member proportional representation) is the electoral system in New Zealand from 1996. It is a mixed system where some…