Kirsty Johnston is an investigative reporter at the New Zealand Herald
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Are you being paid less than someone else doing your job?
Half of us say we've been paid less for doing the exact same job as another person.
How a groundbreaking programme is reducing men's violence
'The lesson for me was that resorting to violence wasn't going to change anything.'
Weta Workshop staffer claims she was dismissed after sexual harassment complaint
She said after a male staffer touched her bottom she was left in a 'state of panic'.
AUT sexual harassment claims: Fewer than a third of complaints investigated
University at centre of stalking scandal has "flawed" thinking on harassment, experts say.
After lockdown, three women were killed. The short lives and tragic deaths of Angela, Tania and Shirley
'They're not young, not beautiful, not tragic. They're the stories we forget all the time'
Government's Covid-19 response slammed for 'disproportionately' favouring men
'We'll end up looking like we did in the 1950s ... where the breadwinner was the guy.'
Workers distraught after restaurant chain lays off 150 despite wage subsidy
Good Group says pandemic has decimated business, and it kept as many staffers as it could.
Marist College to re-open despite 'new' Covid-19 case
"We are all looking forward to welcoming our students through our school gates."
Hospital investigation finds nurses infected after PPE issues
Waitematā District Health Board launched an investigation after its first Covid-19 case.
'It would take a whole day' - long delay for basic Covid-19 info
The refusal follows well-documented issues with public health's ability to track cases.
'I feel let down, betrayed' - How it feels to be one of thousands of newly jobless
In April, more than 1000 people a day went on to a main benefit, with the worst to come.
Fears over children viewing pornography as traffic to adult sites soars in lockdown
Lockdown brings an increased probability that children will take additional risks online.
'Heartbroken': Neighbour's desperate attempt to save slain mum of two
Homicide victim Tania Hadley's neighbour desperately tried to save the Auckland woman.
'It breaks our heart': Devastated family pay tribute to slain mum of two
'Fly high our angel, thank you for all you did for us'
Big Read: How we can stop men's violence against women
A new report on family violence deaths shifts the focus to the behaviour of men.
Men's behaviour must be the focus to stop family violence deaths - report
'Demonising men who use violence hasn't worked ... we need to do things differently.'
Why women are bearing the brunt of frontline work during lockdown
They work in jobs long undervalued and underpaid, but made up the bulk of our frontline.
Contact tracing audit finds system 'beyond capacity' to isolate Covid-19 cases
The Government has allocated an extra $55 million to rapidly scale up contact tracing.
Scientists sound contact tracing alarm: Outdated system a 'dinosaur'
Behind closed doors, scientists are raising alarm about the gaps in NZ's system.
Covid 19: New Zealand vs. Australia - do we really want to be like them?
Some New Zealanders are increasingly envious of Australia's looser lockdown - is it right?
Code words at supermarkets possible for victims escaping violence
Agencies seek creative ways to help those trapped at home with an abuser amid Covid-19.
Stag party linked to 35 Covid-19 cases - what we know about the mystery cluster
The stag party is currently the fourth biggest cluster of Covid 19 cases in New Zealand.
Amid lockdown, a second epidemic is flourishing - domestic violence
Lockdown creates the perfect conditions for enabling abusers but silencing victims.
Bluff wedding cluster escalates further as Auckland clusters remain a mystery
Clusters have increasingly become the centre of the New Zealand coronavirus epidemic.
Tracing the clusters: How wedding, Marist infections spread across NZ
Clusters have become central to New Zealand's pandemic, with half of all new cases linked.
Inside the Matamata Covid 19 cluster: A case of Russian roulette
A pub, a St Patrick's Day party and a highly contagious virus. What could go wrong?
'It always came in summer': 95yo reflects on NZ epidemics past
With the advent of vaccines, epidemics have faded from memory. But we've been here before.
Live Q&A: Dr Michelle Wise answers your questions about pregnancy and Covid 19
Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Michelle Wise to take questions about birth and Covid 19
Anatomy of a nightmare: Inside the country's largest Covid-19 cluster
It's the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases in NZ. What happened at Marist College?
Domestic violence victims are trying to keep their children safe in lockdown. Their path is fraught
For victims of domestic violence and their children, the lockdown poses an extra risk.
Giving birth in a pandemic: 'It was a surreal, weird time'
"It was nerve-wracking... there's people everywhere with hand sanitiser and wearing masks"
'It feels kind of ominous' - we speak to those most at risk as New Zealand heads into lockdown
The lockdown is hard enough - but how does it feel if you're one of those most at-risk?
Sexually harassed by priest: Anglican parishioner finds justice after 15 years
The parishioner's settlement includes changes to church process and $100,000.