Trotman forced out of Winston’s shadow
One of the country’s most private couples is under the microscope at the High Court after Winston Peters pursued a breach of privacy case against the Crown and politicians. Tim Murphy watched as Jan Trotman stole the limelight.
Peters’ day job on hold as he sues the Crown
Winston Peters will take time off his day-job as Acting Prime Minister on Monday as his high-stakes court action begins against the head of the public service, a top mandarin, a government agency and two former National ministers.
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.
Govt mulls law change after letter fiasco
After alleged Christchurch terrorist wrote to a supporter, Jacinda Ardern says our laws may need an update for the digital age.
Police investigate another Tarrant letter
Corrections has referred a letter written by the alleged Christchurch terrorist to police for further investigation.
Lawyer: Let me off Whaleoil case
The lawyer representing bankrupt blogger Cameron Slater in a defamation case has been trying since February to withdraw from the case, but a judge keeps declining. Tim Murphy reports.
Closed adoption rears its ugly head again
If we thought closed adoption was harmful the first time round, it’s back in the form of the euphemistic “Special Guardianship”, writes law lecturer Khylee Quince.
‘Wake up and smell the injustice’
Janet Mason, the lawyer for the young mother whose newborn baby was subject of a controversial ‘uplift’ attempt by Oranga Tamariki, explains what the agency did, and continues to do, wrong.