Werewolf: Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry

Last week, the apology and compensation extended to Nicky Hager was justly celebrated as a victory for investigative journalism – and as a denunciation of a Police raid that, as Hager said in one interview, had almost derailed his subsequent book Hit & Run. Fine. All good. Yet with a minimum of publicity, a High Court ruling

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Laura O’Connell Rapira: What the ActionStation community says needs to happen to fix our justice system

Last week, we asked ActionStation members to tell us what they think needs to be done to fix New Zealand’s justice system. More than 1000 people responded. Here are the results: Almost all of us agree with the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor that one of the most effective ways to reduce the number of people in prison is

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Stuff: State sector watchdog broadens inquiry into misuse of private security firms

New Zealand’s domestic spy agency has launched an internal investigation into “possible bias” towards a private eye firm, as a cache of documents paints a picture of a longstanding mateship between staff at the two organisations. Security Intelligence Service director Rebecca Kitteridge said while the SIS had never procured services from the controversial firm Thompson & Clark,

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Eastern Courier: Refugee from war-torn country gives back to ethnic community in New Zealand

Escaping the clutches of the Taliban to becoming head boy at Pakuranga College, the story of 17-year-old Mortaza “Taza” Sahar is awe-inspiring. Taza and his family belong to the Shia Muslim community known as Hazaras, a minority group in the mostly Sunni Muslim occupied Afghanistan. They have been targeted by the Taliban, infamously known for their extremist Muslim

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Two hundred businesses, communities and Kiwi leaders call for climate action

The Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Foundation today signed an open letter along with over 200 New Zealand businesses, community organisations and leaders, which we together delivered to climate minister James Shaw. The open letter was coordinated by WWF-New Zealand and Generation Zero. The letter congratulates the government on setting “a new, bold, ambitious goal of

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Werewolf: Gordon Campbell on the carnage being caused by Police pursuits

Must be that time again. Time for the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) to produce yet another review of the high speed pursuit policy, which the Police will no doubt ignore, and shelve alongside all the others. They’re consistent like that. This week, the Police were saying the pursuit policy was ‘fit for purpose.’ Flashback

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