Sunday 29 November 2015, with Philippa Tolley


Working out at the gym

Emi Suaniu-Sofai has lost nearly 30 kilograms in six years after taking part in her church’s Enua Ola healthy living programme. Photo: ( RNZ / Sharon Brettkelly )

Insight for 29 November 2015 - Obesity Crisis

Aiga Lama playing with a basketball at the indoor courts at Otara Pool and Leisure Centre.

Sharon Brettkelly asks what is being done to halt the obesity crisis

The obesity crisis is costing the country $1bn a year and threatens to cripple the health system.

Next year, it's predicted to overtake smoking as the country's biggest health issue. One in three adults and one in ten children are obese.

The figure for Maori and Pacific people is much higher.

Sharon Brettkelly explores suggested solutions

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 6 December: Insight: Politics and the Public Service

Close up of green leather empty seats

Debating Chamber in Parliament

Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Academics and the union representing public servants worry the Public Service is under increasing political pressure.

They say political advisers in ministerial offices need a clear set of rules to govern their conduct.

Brent Edwards  explores the relationship between politicians and government workers.