The fight for Ihumaatao ramps up
The fight to save a precious piece of Auckland’s history steps up a gear this week with a hikoi through the streets of Wellington.
When the rules are different for Māori
Emma Espiner struggles to appreciate a system that allows a dangerous highway right outside her ancestral marae.
A new name, a new approach
The symbolism of renaming the country ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’ could then be enhanced by reflecting the Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in our constitutional arrangements, writes Dr Carwyn Jones. A petition to include Aotearoa in the official...
Sir Hekenukumai Busby honoured at Waitangi
He restored the art of celestial navigation - now Sir Hekenukumai Busby is in the constellation of NZ greats.
Illegal heli landings continue
DOC isn’t enforcing helicopter limits on a remote Fiordland glacier, nine months after a scathing Ombudsman report.
How we fought meningitis last time
As NZ faces its latest meningitis outbreak, Emma Espiner looks at how health professionals and communities succeeded in stopping our last one, in South Auckland in the 1990s.
Inquiry’s failings will be Royal Omission
Aaron Smale’s coverage of state abuse led to a Royal Commission of Inquiry. But he believes the Commission’s terms of reference will make it another chapter in a 20-year cover-up.
The widening challenge of the abuse inquiry
Changes to the state care abuse inquiry’s size and complexity offer a new set of problems, writes the University of Auckland’s Dr Stephen Winter.