A minimum six month sentence for intentionally injurious assaults on prison officers or first responders does nothing to address the reasons why such crimes take place.
Literal fake news is fuelling attempts to divide New Zealand's religious communities, writes Aaron Hendry.
If you're among those calling for a harsher penalty for the hit-and-run killer of Nathan Kraatskow, fine. But at least be honest about what you're after, writes Aaron Hendry.
From Destiny Church and Israel Folau, to splinter groups opposing the Anglican Church's acceptance of same-sex marriages, bigotry against New Zealand's LGBTQ community is still well and truly alive.
To help end homelessness, we need to be the sort of people who are willing to get involved each other's lives, writes Aaron Hendry.
If our adult mental health system needs to be restructured, our youth mental health system needs to be completely obliterated and rebuilt from the ground up.