In what sounds like the plotline of a Hollywood movie, a man accused of importing cocaine escaped custody after a string of blunders by the Customs service. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government has announced a levy for international tourists, but has also snuck in a proposal that would increase costs for New Zealand citizens as well. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
After months of delays, the Government has finally announced its plans around the dilapidated Waikeria Prison. But its goal of reforming the justice system could prove to be its most difficult task.
Four years after the book Dirty Politics was released, author Nicky Hager has won damages and an extraordinary apology from police for raids on his home that sent shivers through the media.
An embarrassing back down has made the Government’s planned justice reforms even more difficult and illustrated just how politically sensitive the issue can be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Justice Minister Andrew Little's plans to repeal the controversial Three Strikes law have been scuppered after coalition partner New Zealand First said it would not give its support.
They say allegations of pork barrel politics can stick to a politician, so it pays to be prepared.
Privately-run dementia units will soon be subject to more rigorous inspections with the Ombudsman set to take up the role.
Before the election, Labour’s proposed Fair Pay Agreements were painted by critics as a return to the days of industrial strife and strikes. With a Jim Bolger-led working group convened to flesh out the details, Shane Cowlishaw explores whether it will really plunge the country into darkness.
Details of the Government’s long-gestating plans to dampen down net migration have been revealed, but how big an impact they will have remains unclear.