COMMENT: The Government faces a billion dollar conundrum.
Corrections boss Ray Smith is hopeful the ongoing expansion to the prison system will be enough to keep up with the surging population.
After a year of huge ups and downs, Andrew Little is preparing for yet more change. He speaks to Shane Cowlishaw about his new ministerial roles and how he will make his mark.
New Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is seen as a great hope by many in the justice reform sector. But being viewed as soft on crime has historically been like swallowing a dead rat for the government. Can he make a difference? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we discussed the unexpected items in the Budget area discovered by the incoming Government.
In this morning's email, we look at what policies a National-New Zealand First Government might adopt, report on Labour's threat of a diverted profit tax and look at the Government's plans to pay Working For Families and collect child support and student loan payments automatically, along with the usual quotes and numbers of the day and one fun thing.
Following a Serco fight-club scandal that left Corrections reeling, a new woman has been placed in charge of keeping tabs on New Zealand’s prisons. Shane Cowlishaw meets the chief inspector.
The Government has been unapologetic for the record high prison population, but that confidence may be beginning to waver. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Transparency and openness were the messages being peddled when Corrections Minister Louise Upston appeared before a select committee.
In today's email we take a deeper look at the Hobsonville housing development,which is the model for the government's planned house building programme.