I wanted to hurt the people who killed my son. But violence won’t help

“There's no other way to say it - I wanted to kill them. I was gonna kill them."

Police now have more powers to seize criminal assets

New legislation aims to target gangs and make it harder for members to profit from criminal activity

In pictures: Aucklanders gather to support Palestine

“For the event I co-organised, I wanted to celebrate our culture,”

The Tūhoe Raids: an explainer

Watch this explainer on a dark day in NZ history.

Meet the kaikōrero advocates who are reimagining justice in Aotearoa | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia…

"Let's get rid of that old colonising system, let's start again."

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

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

75% of young people in detention facilities have not yet been sentenced

“The talk is crime, crime, crime” - the deep problems with our youth detention centres.

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.

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.

Drug laws need to be scrapped, say advocacy groups

Nearly 25 health and social organisations have signed an open letter asking the Government to repeal and replace current “unfair” drug laws with those that focus…

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…

Dilworth School saved my life, but harmed many others

Liam Rātana on how the place that saved him may also have damaged other young men for life.

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…

What you need to know about giving prisoners back the vote

Parliament has passed a bill that gives prisoners back the vote. Here’s what you need to know.

The West Auckland Bail House Trying to Keep Māori Out of Jail

The number of prisoners waiting for case outcomes is at an all-time high. Like the wider muster population, Māori account for at least half. A West…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Manatika | Justice

We spend a lot of money locking people up in this country. It costs $100,000 to keep one person in prison for one year. More has…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Manatika | Justice

A Pākehā criminal lawyer sits down with a Māori former-prisoner to talk about Aotearoa’s justice system. Awatea Mita was jailed for a non-violent drug crime. She…

Is our justice system racist?

Is unconscious bias just another way to say racism? The justice system is here to protect Kiwis, but is it really all that just? We dig…

Restorative justice: Changing the way we discipline

School discipline has come a long way since the brutal days of the strap, just look at Tamatea High School. The Napier school is focusing less…

Rangatahi: The Māori Youth Court

Young or old, court can be a pretty daunting place - step in the Rangatahi Youth Court. We take a look at how they're bridging the…

Gable Tostee's ex girlfriend

Gable Tostee's ex girlfriend details the social media storm that followed his murder trial.

Mental health in prisons

Is prison the right place for people with major mental illnesses?