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?
Tweeting lands publisher in court
The High Court is told three tweets by a publisher repeated his paper and website’s defamation against former National minister Steven Joyce.
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.
Sexual violence bill explained
A look at the law change in sexual violence cases that defence lawyers say will decrease their clients’ chances of getting a fair trial
Multiple omissions in Peters’ super form
The Deputy Prime MInister denies he ever asked an official “Do you know who I am?” in the High Court action over a leak of his superannuation overpayment.
Impeachment - why this time?
What’s different about what Donald Trump did this time to finally snap Democrats into action and launch an impeachment inquiry?
Sneaking around the drug-testing rules
Volunteer drug testers must tip-toe around a legal grey area to be able to spell out the risks of drug-taking to festival-goers.
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.
Tribunal sets pre-election water test
A doorstopper of a Waitangi Tribunal report appears to have landed at the feet of the Labour Party’s Māori caucus.