A human rights approach to lifting lockdown
In deciding whether or not to end the lockdown, the Government must balance the right to life, the right to liberty and the right not to be discriminated against, Kris Gledhill writes.
Peters loses super ‘leak’ court action
Winston Peters’ extraordinary attempt to prove bad faith and a political conspiracy by government officials and political foes in leaking his superannuation overpayment fails. Tim Murphy reports.
Covid-19: The relevance of te Tiriti o Waitangi
Where does our rock, New Zealand’s constitutional foundation, te Tiriti o Waitangi, fit in all the emergency powers, regulations and obligations on the Government in this time of pandemic? Right at the centre, writes Dr Claire Charters
Coronavirus: Is it a Force Majeure?
The impact of Covid -19 is being felt by all businesses, everywhere. Newsroom asks contract law expert David Friar if force majeure clauses will excuse firms from their contractual obligations.
Preparing for the longer-term Covid-19 impact
The Government has so far committed $8.7b dollars to helping employers get through the Covid-19 crisis. But much more money will be required and employers and employees will need to be flexible, employment law specialist, Liz Coats tells Mark Jennings.
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.
A strange tale of floods and a kitchen blender
A flood and a botched insurance job has left a Howick couple out of their home for almost two years. But it’s a story with some strange twists.
Joyce defamed, NBR and publisher must pay
A business website and its chief get a Christmas gift from the High Court that they had not been expecting.
Media vs media in defamation fight
Newsroom has asked the district court to end a defamation action by business site NBR over a news story discussing NBR and ex National MP Steven Joyce.