‘The tip of the iceberg’
Since publication of Newsroom’s extensive investigation into serious issues at Oranga Tamariki, our inbox has been flooded with stories from more current and former employees.
The brave new world of Oranga Tamariki
Newsroom speaks to current and former Oranga Tamariki staff who share serious concerns over a culture at the agency they say is putting children at risk.
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?
A waiting room for danger
Remand prisoners are kept in a waiting room for danger - and they make up more than a third of the prison population. How did this situation turn into a crisis?
AUT’s #MeToo moment
Much-lauded mental health expert Dr Max Abbott has resigned after being outed for sexual harassment. But his case is just the tip of what’s going on.
Three-tier welfare system ‘lacks dignity’
The line between the haves and the have-nots is more fractured now thanks to policies dividing up the have-nots as well, Dileepa Fonseka reports.
Statues down, history re-written
Statues of historical figures are tumbling around the world - including here. How can we respectfully commemorate our own bloodstained history?
So what should we know about NZ history?
History in schools should not be a rosy story of the nation’s progress. Colonisation is the central fact of New Zealand history and cultural life and it must be prominent in what is taught, writes Tony Ballantyne
Feeling the heat
From Ihumātao to armed patrols, Kathryn Kearney draws parallels between a burning America and NZ - a country that pats itself on the back for tolerating diversity while failing to promote anti-racism policies for all Kiwis.