Landmark case for asbestos lung cancer
Those who have developed terminal lung cancer through secondary exposure to asbestos will now have ACC cover.
PM & Martin: why we didn’t watch video
Jacinda Ardern and Tracey Martin defend their decision not to view a video of a child uplift, as sweeping changes to Oranga Tamariki come into force.
Māori leaders launch fourth ‘uplift’ inquiry
A group of some of the biggest names in Māoridom will launch a fourth, Māori-led inquiry into the children’s ministry, Oranga Tamariki, prompted by revelations about its policies on ‘uplifting’ babies.
Aaron Smale: The Māori Problem
Like its Siamese twin the media, the politicians are always playing to an audience and that audience is the white middle class, writes Aaron Smale.
Avoiding click-hate: lessons for the terror trial
How should the media cover next year’s terror trial? Academics, many of them ex-journalists, weigh in.
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.
Apology over ‘joke’ on child uplift bonuses
A supervising social worker has apologised to a mother for saying the agency paid bonuses for the number of children uplifted. Plus political reaction to the broader uplift controversy.