Katie Kenny

Katie Kenny

Journalist for Fairfax Media NZ

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Kathleen Cooper murder case raises questions around whanau first principle | Stuff.co.nz

Tough love has ended yet another young life, and now a controversial policy as part of a CYF overhaul has just passed into law.

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Gender pay gap 'a reality' for many in New Zealand | Stuff.co.nz

Jackie McCullough had been working for two years when she discovered a less-qualified, male colleague was earning more.

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Political polls explained | Stuff.co.nz

The how, the why, and the what does it take

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Through the Maze, Chapter Four: 'If you know the way, light it for others'

A darkness lived in Justin Hughes’ grandfather, his mother, and in him. The transformation of mental health services hasn’t been a straightforward journey, but Hughes is doing his part to better it. Katie Kenny and Laura Walters ask what the future of care should look like.

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Through the Maze, Chapter Three: 'It's a puzzle, it's a maze'

We know community care is the right way forward so why is our current system said to be failing? It's not about money, service providers say, it's about attitudes. Katie Kenny and Laura Walters piece together the current model.

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Through the Maze, Chapter Two: ‘Take us seriously, and above all listen’

Closing the psychiatric hospitals wasn’t a smooth process. After three separate incidents led to police shooting ex-psychiatric patients, fear reached fever pitch. Retired Judge Ken Mason tells Laura Walters and Katie Kenny what happened when he was tasked with leading the inquiry to end all inquiries.

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Why mental health media coverage needs to look past 'spectacular ...

How the media covers mental health, and the effect it has on the workforce, morale, and people’s willingness to seek help.

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'Being discovered is my worst fear': Your experiences of New ...

Your experiences of New Zealand's mental health system

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Through the Maze, Chapter One: ‘Out of sight out of mind’

Henry Schultze died on a bloody mattress in Mt View Lunatic Asylum in 1895. Laura Walters and Katie Kenny explore how society’s approach affected those locked away for their illness, and whether attitudes towards our most vulnerable have changed.

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Professional reinvention is the new norm for high-achieving ...

Hitting a crisis point a couple of years into a first job isn’t new, but these days professional reinvention is the norm for millennials. That’s a good thing, writes Katie Kenny.

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Prime Minister Bill English's police statement meant a search ...

Prime Minister Bill English's statement admitting he knew MP Todd Barclay had a recording of a staff member was enough for police to launch a search for the dictaphone, a top barrister says.

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New Zealand existed before America started paying attention | Stuff ...

OPINION: New Zealand is more than a little 'it' country

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To facilitate anti-vaccine rhetoric as 'debate' is dangerous and wrong | Stuff.co.nz

ANALYSIS: Here are the facts: vaccines are safe, and widespread vaccination is good for public health.

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Kiwi shares his story from the front line of migrant rescue missions ...

When he's not doing home renovations or tending to his chickens, Wellingtonian Shaun Cornelius is helping save lives on the other side of the world.

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It's a story about a service for women by women, so why are men ...

This was a story about a solution by women for women, but all the angry reaction was from men. Why?