Politics and law
Can democracy survive?
3 December 2019
The rise of populism and nationalism in some of the world’s leading democracies, along with declining trust in political institutions, has led to questions over whether democracy can survive.
The Bougainville referendum: why we should care
3 December 2019
Opinion: The Bougainville referendum could lead to a new nation. Jason Brown outlines the historical and contempoary links to New Zealand.
Graduate selected as Obama Leader
21 November 2019
Tongan-born, New Zealand-raised, lawyer, model, and activist, Lanu Faletau, has been named as an Obama Foundation Leader for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Susan St John: The real problem in Peters’ case
13 November 2019
Opinion: Winston Peters’ case highlights the absurd reality of the state “peering into people’s bedrooms” to save money on NZ Super, claims Susan St John.
Is Aotearoa ready for online voting?
11 November 2019
Opinion: Would more people take part in the democratic process if voting went online? Rizwan Asghar discusses whether it's time NZ embraced online voting.
Marsden Grant to study disarmament
5 November 2019
Dr Anna Hood has been awarded a Marsden Grant worth $300,000 to investigate coercive disarmament.
Can selfish corporates be regulated to change?
25 October 2019
Opinion: Professor Susan Watson comments on how corporations can be changed for the better.
Electric scooters make Auckland extremely age-unfriendly
24 October 2019
Opinion: Dr Claire Dale comments on the incompatibility of Auckland Council's decision to welcome electric scooters onto footpaths while also proclaiming Auckland as an ‘age-friendly’ city.
Trevor Richards: from HART to SOUL, why protests make a difference
21 October 2019
Opinion: Trevor Richards is a name that became synonymous with HART in the 1970s. He reflects on that era of social change and why we need to keep the fires of protest burning.
Government shouldn't sit on $7.5b surplus while families need help
18 October 2019
OPINION: The Government's surpise surplus offers a clear opportunity to make real improvements in the health and lives of all of our children, writes Professor Innes Asher.
Sportsman of the Year awarded to martial arts champion
11 October 2019
Auckland Law School student Riley Phillips-Harris, has been honoured with two University of Auckland Blues Awards.
Time to start taking our young activists seriously
8 October 2019
Opinion: As a sense of social responsibility grows among our young people, it would be very unwise to dismiss their contributions, writes Dr David Tokiharu Mayeda.