Working from her office above the Supreme Court sits Dame Sian Elias, the Chief Justice of New Zealand. Salient sat down with her to talk about New Zealand’s justice system and what needs to be done to improve it.
If you’re going to put someone in prison for the rest of their life, you want to be sure they’re responsible for the crime of which they’re accused. But how can you ever be sure? And what happens if you get it wrong?
We have the eighth-highest imprisonment rate in the OECD, with 8618 people currently servin’ the time for doin’ the crime. Last Saturday, none of these 8000-odd citizens of New Zealand were allowed to vote.
Alcatraz isn’t a penitentiary,
but his dad might be in one.
VUWSA has unanimously voted to withdraw from NZUSA, citing the union’s failure to reform and general poor performance.
Winston Peters has dominated the NZ political landscape for the past three decades. After much convincing, Salient had a chat with him over the phone to talk about immigration and youth issues. Boy is he colourful.
I think it’s that age between 16 and 24, you guys are in that age bracket where bad things happen more.
I wanted to hear a taxi-driver’s tales unmediated, and wanted an outside perception of the New Zealand experience.
Scottish students’ perspectives on the independence referendum.