Newsroom: Avery targets Newsroom over ‘digital harm’

Former New Zealander of the Year Sir Ray Avery has laid a complaint against Newsroom.co.nz under the Harmful Digital Communications Act over a series of news reports on his background, products and promises. Avery has told Netsafe, the legal agent for considering complaints under the Act, the reports have caused him serious emotional distress and amount to a

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NZ Herald: Fleeing driver in stolen car injured after evading Auckland police pursuit

It’s past time for a real rethink of the New Zealand police’s pursuits policy: An Auckland man driving a stolen car fled police at excessive speeds before crashing into a wall, injuring himself and seriously injuring a female passenger. Shortly after 3am on Wednesday, police spotted a stolen vehicle on Springs Road in East Tamaki

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Werewolf: Gordon Campbell on the continuing saga of the Chelsea Manning visit, and BTS

The National Party has played fast and loose with the facts during its campaign to deny an entry visa to the American LGBTQ activist Chelsea Manning. First, National’s immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse claimed “other countries” had refused Manning entry, because of her previous felony conviction for leaking classified documents. In fact, those “other countries” consisted

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Newshub: Five Eyes’ call to end internet encryption spooks New Zealand privacy advocates

The privacy of internet use is under threat, says internet protection agency InternetNZ, over reports the Five Eyes countries want to thwart end-to-end encryption. New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and the UK – members of the Five Eyes group of nations – met for a conference last week to discuss “grave threats” online and

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Stuff: Coerced sex work a significant problem in New Zealand

Young, isolated and controlled. There is very little that clearly defines someone trafficked into sex work in New Zealand beyond those basic characteristics. However, Dr Natalie Thorburn said the problem is bigger than anyone really knows. “We cling quite firmly to the notion of New Zealand being clean, green and non-corruptible,” Thorburn said. “That image is

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