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.
Walking between two worlds
How are the children and grandchildren of Asian immigrants treading the line between immersion in a kiwi culture, and holding on to family traditions?
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.
Expose Working for Families myths to end child poverty
Critics continue to view the Working for Families package through a distorted and incorrect lens, writes Susan St John
Charges filed in case of far-right soldier
A soldier with ties to the far-right who was arrested in December at Linton Military Camp has been charged with an “unauthorised disclosure of information”.
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.
A peek behind Newsroom’s uplift story
The Detail today speaks to Newsroom’s own Melanie Reid about why she has spent the last two years exposing the brutal reality of children and babies being taken, supposedly for their own good, by state authorities.
Abortion - a life on my terms
Emma Espiner explains how an abortion at 16 was one of the most life-changing decisions she’s ever made - and an entirely positive one.