The Millane murder case and the media
The Grace Millane murder case wasn’t a who-dunnit - in fact it was easily solved. But it sparked intense public interest and international media coverage. What were the ingredients that caught the world’s attention?
Oranga Tamariki running for cover
Vivienne Martini, who worked for OT and its predecessor CYFS for 15 years, says the case of the boy badly injured at his home in Flaxmere raises deep issues about the practices at the children’s ministry.
Māori: fund us to protect babies
A Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki child uplifts says funding must be turned over to whānau to end generations of state wrongs against families.
Lake Alice: A personal journey
Rosemary Thomson still feels the effects of her time being incarcerated at Lake Alice Hospital’s child and adolescent unit. Her story is part of a shameful piece of New Zealand history.
Terror accused writes to supporter from prison
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch attacks has been writing to sympathisers from prison.
Small step for OT, giant leap for rights
One change arising from the searing internal report into how the Ministry for Children tried to forcibly take a baby from its mother could have profound and beneficial effects for the rights of parents and families.
NZ’s own ‘taken generation’
Today we launch a powerful new video story by Newsroom investigations editor Melanie Reid into the attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn baby from its mother at a maternity ward by the children’s agency Oranga Tamariki.
Time to invest in a justice system that reflects our values
Andrew Little says the justice system is “taking wrecked lives and wrecking them just a little bit more”, but will the Govt cough up with what’s needed for transformative change?
New terrorism bill could breach press freedom
A bill designed to deal with terrorists returning from overseas has hit its latest speed bump as human rights groups raise concerns that it could be used to stifle press freedom.