Politics and law
Celebrating graduation together while apart
3 June 2021
A global pandemic and no relatives in New Zealand, didn't stop Divya Rathore from celebrating her graduation from the University of Auckland with her family in India.
Jury’s out on effects of rail investment
31 May 2021
Opinion: Seósamh Costello writes that investment in rail is a good start, but to reap the full benefits we will need to integrate it into a full transport solution.
A benchmark Budget for Māori housing
29 May 2021
Opinion: Funding for Māori housing announced in the Budget will go a long way towards a radical scaling up of Māori housing delivery, writes Fred Astle.
Israel v Hamas: Changing contexts and new challenges
25 May 2021
Opinion: Lethal exchange between Israel and Hamas has stopped for now. But this latest crisis has exposed changing support from abroad, writes Stephen Hoadley
Lawyer Marie Dyhrberg: Media influence before a trial is a threat to justice
19 May 2021
Opinion: Marie Dyhrberg says trial by media, and social media, creates a perception of guilt before a verdict and can provoke an ill-informed public frenzy akin to a lynch mob. So how can we ensure fair trials?
Accomplished performances in memorial moot
14 May 2021
A near capacity crowd filled Historic Courtroom 1 at the Auckland High Court, to watch two teams compete in the finals of the John Haigh QC Memorial Moot.
Don’t turn a blind eye to what’s happening in Colombia
12 May 2021
Opinion: Colombian nationals call for attention to the human rights violations, disappearances, sexual abuse and killings of civilians in their home country.
Why hate spreads and what we can do about it
7 May 2021
Why are the politics of hate and the ideologies of the far right on the rise globally?
US return to Trans-Pacific trade deal would open large can of worms for NZ
6 May 2021
Opinion: If the US decides to reactivate the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would there be another groundswell of opposition? Yes, explains Jane Kelsey.
US professor Jaime King eyes NZ healthcare law now she's here
30 April 2021
It’s been a slow journey but Professor Jaime King, a specialist in US healthcare law, is now at the University of Auckland.
David Williams: the pen theft story that stands the test of time
30 April 2021
Opinion: David Williams reflects on a moment in his life when the pen was indeed mightier than the sword.
Myanmar civil disobedience: a lesson in good citizenship
26 April 2021
Opinion: Myanmar activists are ‘disobedient citizens’ in the eyes of the state. But what is ‘good citizenship’ in an oppressive regime? Liyun Wendy Choo explains.