Cross Examination: A New Zealand Republic?

By Anuja Mitra Last year’s election has brought up a great deal of questions about our nation. Perhaps not something at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but one raised by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as Leader of the Opposition at the time is New Zealand’s status as a constitutional monarchy. When asked whether we should become a republic, Ardern replied …

Cross Examination: The Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Court: A New Hope?

By Hart Reynolds “This Court is not an easy option” reads the participant handbook given to those accepted into the Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Court (AODTC). The Court requires full commitment from participants to work with case managers, peer supporters and the community to confront the symptoms and, crucially, the underlying causes of their addiction. The AODTC was established …

Pro Bono Team 2018 Application Questions (CLOSED)

To complete the Pro Bono team application from the Google Form (available via the previous article on this website and on our Facebook), follow the link below. Upload your completed response via the Google Form. You must complete both the form AND the questions below. Pro-Bono-Application-Questions-2018 final Good luck!

2018 Volunteer Applications Now Open (CLOSED)

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! We will accept applications until March 12 at midnight.   Volunteers for 2018 must apply below. Only fill out ONE form for your team of first preference. You may indicate a team of second preference on that form. Each team has a specific form with team-specific questions. Follow the links below. ACCESS application link: https://goo.gl/forms/AJBvtbuQruJxrnBD3 COMMUNICATIONS …

Cross-Examination: Russell McVeagh Allegations just a Drop in an Ocean of Sexism

This post originally appeared in Craccum magazine. BY CLAUDIA RUSSELL Allegations of serious sexual misconduct have been made against two senior lawyers at one of New Zealand’s most prestigious law firms, Russell McVeagh. The claims have caused the entire profession to question how their most vulnerable members of staff are treated. Dozens of female lawyers have spoken up in the …

Cross-Examination: Water Pricing and Treaty Settlements

BY CHRIS RYAN Water become a major issue in this year’s election campaign following public concern about the extraction and sale of water resources and the Labour party’s policy of introducing a charge on commercial water users.[1] However, the status of Māori claims over freshwater means that such a policy has raised some concern. Māori and Water Article Two of …

The Equal Justice Project: End of Year Report 2017

We’ve had an amazing year at EJP, coming runner up for Club of the Year in the 2017 Clubs Awards, and being granted official charity status! Photos from our End of Year Event will be coming soon (thanks to Bird Wines and Lush Cosmetics for sponsoring us!) but in the meantime you can check out our end of year report …

Cross-Examination: The Maori Seats Debate: Do We Still Need Them?

BY JASPER LAU With the election campaign calls from Winston Peters to hold a binding referendum if NZ First gets into a coalition government, the status of the Maori seats has yet again been pushed into the spotlight.The Māori seats remain a unique feature of our governmental structure and yet remain controversial to this very day, due to the criteria …