Crime & Justice

Nelson man arrested after editing teens’ pics, posting to adult sites

The man will appear in the Nelson District Court next Monday.

'I would rather die from poverty than ask for their help': Māori survivors of abuse in care share…

Around 250,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in care from 1950 to 2019.

Two years in prison or $50,000 fine for 'revenge porn' offenders

This helps close a loophole that saw many victims go without justice.

Brian Tamaki appears in court as supporters shout 'let him go'

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has pleaded not guilty.

28-year-old arrested over Auckland's North Shore lockdown party

Police have charged a man over the Saturday night party which breached alert level 3 restrictions.

Brian Tamaki pleads not guilty over anti-lockdown protest

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appeared in court today over an anti-lockdown protest.

Planning a terror attack will become a criminal offence after counter-terrorism bill passes final…

The Counter-Terrorism legislation bill has passed its final reading today.

Family of terrorist attacker condemn what happened and offer support to victims

The statement was made after Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen was publicly identified.

Total of 7 people injured in terrorist attack. 3 in critical condition.

The attack happened at a West Auckland shopping mall yesterday afternoon.

Six people in hospital, attacker shot dead by Police, after terrorist attack in West Auckland…

The Prime Minister says a terrorist was responsible for the attack on multiple people.

Police ask Protect Pūtiki protesters to leave their bubble

Protectors at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island say police action to evict them is unlawful and unfair

People with disabilities experience significantly higher rates of violence, research shows

40 percent of women with disabilities report physical violence from an intimate partner.

From nangs to comedowns, here's 10 stories about drugs

In case you missed it, last week Re: brought you a whole week of content dedicated to drugs.

Māori, disabled and sexually diverse people more likely to be victims of crime

The third annual New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey was released today. Here's what it said.

Talking to a dark web drug dealer who got caught

A drug dealer shares the story of why he started importing and how he got busted.

What if we decriminalised all drugs | Let Me Explain

Portugal decriminalised all drugs in 2001. Could the same work here?

Talking to the brave people who asked their dealers for refunds

A surprising number of students are getting refunds from their drug dealers after buying "MDMA"

The FBI made an app that tricked thousands of drug dealers around the world, including NZ

In NZ, 35 people were arrested and over 900 charges were laid against senior members gang members.

Sexual assault laws changing to require consent in NSW

The new model means a person must do or say something to affirm consent before sex occurs. In New Zealand, laws governing consent only stipulate when…

Corrections says it will stop handcuffing women giving birth

The Government department responsible for prisons says it will stop restraining women in labour or past 30 weeks pregnant. It also promises to stop handcuffing prisoners…

New anti-terrorism laws proposed in wake of March 15

The Government has taken the first step towards changing New Zealand’s anti-terrorism laws.

Māori are more likely to be victims of crime, a study confirms

Poverty, disability and sexuality are all factors that contribute to Māori being more likely to be victims of crime than non-Māori, a new study by the…

Photo essay: Wellington anti-sexual violence rally

The Let Us Live rally took place on Wednesday night in Wellington. 

Organised by advocacy group Wellington Alliance Against Sexual Violence, hundreds gathered at Courtenay Place to…

Why the US Drug Enforcement agency is coming to Aotearoa

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are setting up shop in New Zealand. With the continual growing popularity of Class A drugs like methamphetamine amongst Kiwis, combined…

NZ Police are more likely to kill mentally ill people in armed events

New research finds a link between police shootings and mental health related events

Woman groped at bar says bouncer did nothing to help her

What does a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for sexual assault in bars look like in practice?

Social media can be a new form of justice for survivors of sexual assault

What are the legal ramifications of online justice, both for those who post and the accused?

Khylee Quince | Māori and Jails: Locked Up

Associate Professor Khylee Quince (Te Roroa, Ngāti Porou) is a straight talker who doesn't deviate from the facts when it comes to the New Zealand justice…