Jailhouse snitches: How to control the worst of witnesses

New Zealand is finally attempting to deal with the problem of jailhouse snitches, known to have caused hundreds of wrongful convictions worldwide, but repeatedly used in our courts. However, as Mike White discovers, critics say proposed new guidelines will merely entrench a corrupt system and result in more innocent people being jailed.

Witness describes seeing blood on suspect in Dunedin supermarket stabbing as police led him away

A witness has described scenes of chaos after multiple people were injured following a stabbing at a Dunedin supermarket this afternoon.Witness describes chaos following stabbing at Dunedin supermarketPlay Video00:56Arthur Taylor told 1 NEWS there was visible blood on the suspect as he was led away… Read More »Witness describes seeing blood on suspect in Dunedin supermarket stabbing as police led him away

Step forward for NZ human rights law

The country’s highest court has ruled that the High Court was acting within its powers when it declared legislation banning prisoner voting is a breach of New Zealand’s human rights laws.

Taylor v Attorney-General

aylor v Attorney-General [2015] NZHC 1706 is a New Zealand High Court judgment which made a formal declaration that a statute that prohibited prisoners from voting is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.