Abuse inquiry scratches the surface
It’s been a heartbreaking, shocking, tearful and revealing - and this is just the first two weeks of NZ’s biggest-ever inquiry, into child abuse in state and faith-based care.
Sexual violence data tells same, bleak story
New analysis of sexual violence cases tells the same damning story. But now there’s a benchmark.
A question of fairness over gun law reforms
A loss of support for the second round of gun law changes seems to boil down to the issue of fairness, writes Laura Walters.
New terrorism law raises concerns
A new law targeting potential returning terrorists like Mark Taylor raises questions about human rights and whether the bill is being rushed.
More Kiwis now support arming of police
Support has risen for the general arming of police officers in the wake of March 15, but the police minister is opposed.
Abuse survivors frustrated by ‘cone of silence’
Survivors feel let down by the royal commission’s response to the child sex offender blunder. Now the ball is in the commissioners’ court.
Rua Kēnana, prophet and pacifist
Māori prophet and pacifist Rua Kēnana is to be pardoned - but who was he?
How Whale Oil rivals found themselves on the same team
The strange story of how two men on opposite sides of the Whale Oil saga bizarrely ended up on the same team defending a wily property developer and landlord.