Politics and law
Rethink needed on how governments manage risk
14 April 2021
Countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks, according to a new report.
Dawn raids’ long racist shadow persists
8 April 2021
Opinion: Any apology for the 1970s dawn raids on Pacific people must be backed by real change on migration and challenging work against racism, writes Dylan Asafo.
Putting the genie back in the bottle: DNA databanks
31 March 2021
Calls by the Law Commission for changes to the Criminal Investigation (Bodily Samples) Act, including regulation of DNA databases, is a good start but sidesteps difficult, long unanswered questions in this area of law, says Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti.
Why police surveillance can’t be carte blanche
12 March 2021
Opinion: When it comes to surveillance, police say they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Gehan Gunasekara writes how police can build the public’s trust.
Law students triumph at mediation competition
9 March 2021
A team representing the University of Auckland Law School has won the 16th edition of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, in an all women final against Bulgaria’s University of Sofia.
Myanmar citizens fight for ‘freedom from fear’
2 March 2021
Opinion: What has driven usually-obedient Myanmar citizens to put their lives and livelihoods at risk by joining the anti-coup protests? Liyun Wendy Choo explains.
The seizure of Ata Khatab: we cannot remain silent
1 March 2021
Opinion: The seizing and jailing of a Palestinian dancer is part of the silencing of cultural critics in Israel, writes Nicholas Rowe.
Revoking citizenship just global NIMBYism
23 February 2021
Opinion: Australia revoked the citizenship of a dual citizen labelled a terrorist has made the woman an NZ problem. John Ip argues the move is legalised NIMBYism.
How did NASA's Martian rover come to land in a crater named after a tiny Balkan village?
23 February 2021
Opinion: The world was excited by the news last week that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed in a Martian crater, writes Robert Greenberg, but there is a story to tell in the name.
Ecological decline can no longer prop our economy
22 February 2021
Opinion: The fundamental nature of our economic system is to benefit from ecological decline. Stephen Knight-Lenihan makes the case for another way.
Pacific nations should ‘stay with the trouble’
18 February 2021
Opinion: The Pacific Islands Forum leadership rift will not be the death knell for Pacific regionalism as long as nations keep talking, writes Yvonne Underhill-Sem.
Taxing issues skillfully argued in Greg Everard Memorial Moot
15 February 2021
This year’s problem was based on a live case scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court, specially whether a particular financial arrangement was tax avoidance.