Politics and law
Contentious climate case heads to High Court
15 February 2024
An iwi leader's legal action against several corporates promises to be one of New Zealand's most closely watched climate cases, writes Vernon Rive.
What we still haven't learned from Cyclone Gabrielle
13 February 2024
Opinion: We've learned a lot from Cyclone Gabrielle, but aspects of the Building Act still needs to change to put them into practice, says Martin Brook.
Academics weigh in on Smith v Fonterra
9 February 2024
The Supreme Court's nod to a case against top polluters signals that the Court is united in its acceptance of the existential challenges posed by climate change, say two law scholars.
NZ’s legal obligations to the world court ruling on Israel
31 January 2024
Opinion: New Zealand's commitment to the rule of international means it is legall obliged to support and also go beyond the UN court’s findings on Gaza, writes Treasa Dunworth.
NZ High Commissioner to Sāmoa makes history
28 January 2024
NZ High Commissioner to Sāmoa Si'alei Van Toor is first person of Sāmoan heritage to hold the role. The University of Auckland alumni is also accredited as the Consular-General of neighbouring American Sāmoa.
Fighting for the youth vote in America
25 January 2024
Motivated to protect democracy and freedoms, young American voters are turning out to vote in higher numbers than ever before, according to a new book by University of Auckland historian Jennifer Frost.
Auckland debaters make their mark in Vietnam
18 January 2024
The new year heralded success for a squad of debaters at the world's largest debate competition.
The ‘Mrs P’ case highlights the crisis in our Family Court
17 January 2024
Opinion: Many women and children, whose true claims of abuse are disbelieved or dismissed, never get their High Court victory, says Carrie Leonetti.
ACT's quest for regulatory reform
15 January 2024
ACT’s attempt at regulatory reform in Aotearoa New Zealand has failed three times already, Emeritus Professor Jane Kelsey asks what’s different now.
Academic explores protection of reproductive choices
13 December 2023
We can freeze eggs and sperm, undergo in-vitro, or choose sterilisation or contraception, but if something goes wrong, the path to justice is complicated, says Dr Anna Broadmore.
Enhancing the mana of Te Tiriti
5 December 2023
Opinion: There is no need for the Act Party’s ‘principles’, because there are not two treaties, says Professor Margaret Mutu. There is only one – Te Tiriti o Waitangi
No Paine no gain: law student wins gold
30 November 2023
Jack Paine sprinted through sweltering heat to win gold at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.