The grim news was delivered today, 579 New Zealanders took their own lives between July 2015 and June this year. It's the same number as the Eketahuna district population. If they all died suddenly - how would we react? We'd be appalled, shocked, horrified. The Government would act. So, why isn't there more of an uproar to the fact 579 kiwis killed themselves? Comedian and Metal health advocate Mike King joins Native affairs in the studio.
Oriini Kaipara is the presenter of Māori Television's flagship current affairs show Native Affairs.