Harassment at Parliament - a year on
Work is underway to stamp out systemic bullying and harassment in Parliament, but is this more than ‘HR speak and rhetoric’?
Democracy is messy, it doesn’t have to be mean
The recent passing of a law granting some prisoners the right to vote was a lesson in how not to do democracy, writes Laura Walters.
NZ force grows amid calls to defund police
Is New Zealand’s commitment to add 1800 extra officers the right move in the wake of global calls to defund police?
Army reservist linked to far-right group
A former soldier and current Army reservist participated in far-right activities, including at least one event hosted by the far-right group Action Zealandia.
Don’t hide statues away to be forgotten
Taking down statues and hiding our history is often not the answer to the problem they represent, argues historian Hayden Thorne
A collective narcissism
White people’s naïve assumptions about police, power and privilege are being shattered. It could be the watershed moment of a generation, writes Aaron Smale
Death on remand highlights prison concerns
Prisoner advocates say the sudden death of a man in Christchurch Men’s Prison last week is yet another example of how remand is an extreme form of punishment that breaches human rights and disproportionately affects Māori.
The colonial problem
Throughout Anglo colonial states there is a constant habit of defining people who aren’t white as a problem, writes Aaron Smale in this personal essay.
An insight into George Floyd’s world
An African-American pastor from George Floyd’s community gives The Detail a special insight into what’s happening there - and gives us hope for the future.