The other two big votes
New Zealanders are about to vote on two of the most polarising social issues of our time - how much do you know about the cannabis and end of life referendums?
Mental health and our three strikes law
A recent Court of Appeal decision has cast a light on just how punishing our three strikes law can be on people with debilitating mental health conditions, writes Jake Metzger.
I fought the law and the lawyers won
Winston Peters’ big bill for losing his controversial privacy case shows one thing clearly: lawyers’ fees are so high most people can’t risk going to court, writes Bridgette Toy-Cronin
What the tahr decision actually says
Last week’s court decision on tahr control was mostly legal shots thumping harmlessly into a wall
The colonial problem
Throughout Anglo colonial states there is a constant habit of defining people who aren’t white as a problem, writes Aaron Smale in this personal essay.
Govt app won’t meet Level 2 requirements
The Government’s “digital diary” app cannot be used as intended without amending Level 2 contact tracing requirements for businesses.
Bringing justice to injustice
A new, independent Crown body that will have the power to send potential miscarriages of justice back to an appeal court is on track to begin receiving applications from July 1, writes Mike Munro.
Government should lift lid on lockdown legal advice
Efforts to force the waiving of legal privilege may be unprecedented - but the Govt has unprecedented powers.
Constitutional change under cover of Covid-19?
Three bills with sweeping powers to change Sāmoa’s constitutional and judicial structures have been fast-tracked during the country’s Covid-19 lockdown, reports Teuila Fuatai