Child uplifts: an Open Letter to the PM
As three cabinet ministers visit Hawkes Bay to try to calm outrage over Oranga Tamariki, a group of Māori leaders seeks action direct from Jacinda Ardern - saying they have no faith in minister Tracey Martin or her CEO.
We need a new OT complaints agency
The silent are silent no more and they are crying for help. There is nowhere for them to go. Jacoby Poulain argues we need a new independent complaints agency for the children’s ministry.
The dope on cannabis reform
The Detail today looks at next year’s cannabis referendum - and why experts aren’t throwing up their hands in despair at the thought of legally available dope.
Rising deaths put pressure on coroners
As the population grows and patients become more distant from their GPs, coronial workloads are growing.
The ins and outs of life without parole
Judges have shied away from locking murderers up and throwing away the key, David Williams reports.
Former Mainzeal directors in final-hour appeal
Directors of collapsed construction company Mainzeal, including former PM Jenny Shipley, are appealing last month’s High Court judgment.
Gun reform to be announced
Changes to gun laws will be announced within the next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.
Time for gun lobby to stand aside
Two Otago researchers outline what must urgently happen to reform our gun laws.