Insight

NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration

suicide pic spinzEach year in New Zealand, the number of people who take their own lives is higher than the road toll.

A review of media guidelines on the reporting of suicide is currently underway, with some arguing that greater openness could help address the problem.

Erina O'Donohue  investigates what's being done to tackle what's often described as a silent epidemic.

Information on suicide prevention and support services:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or  Youthline: 0800 376 633 or  Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 or  Samaritans: 0800 726 666

http://www.depression.org.nz

http://www.thelowdown.co.nz

Ministry of Health: http://www.moh.govt.nz/suicideprevention

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand:  http://www.spinz.org.nz

Casper - Community Action on Suicide Prevention, Education and Research: http://www.casper.org.nz


 

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 20 April: Insight: Marine Reserves: important protection or tokenism?

Abel Tasman

More marine reserves than ever before - a genuine step forward for conservation, or nothing more than a token gesture?

The Government says it is committed to preserving New Zealand's marine environment with a record number of marine reserves due to be unveiled this year. It recently  announced proposals for its biggest one so far - a ten-thousand hectare reserve off the coast of Kaikoura. The Government says it wants to be a world leader in marine management but environmentalists are saying the reserves are offering a pitiful level of protection.

They say the introduction of more reserves is a clear contradiction when the Government continues to encourage oil and gas exploration. So is New Zealand paving the way as a world leader in marine protection or is at all just smoke and mirrors?

Radio New Zealand's fisheries reporter, Alison Hossain, investigates

Photo: Tonga Island Marine Reserve in the Abel Tasman National Park

8:12 am Sunday 27 April: Insight: Closing the Education Gap

Arne Duncan US Embassy credit Press Secretary Sean Gillespie resizedNew Zealand has one of the worst gaps in performance between rich children and poor children in the developed world.

What can we learn from other countries where that span between top and bottom is much smaller?

Do the likes of Germany, Finland, Hong Kong or Canada have the answers?

Radio New Zealand's education correspondent, John Gerritsen, asks some of the education ministers and teachers' representatives at an International Summit on the Teaching Profession about the secrets to their success.

Photo: RNZ's Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen, interviewing  US Secretary for Education, Arne Duncan, during the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Credt Sean Gallespie US Embassy