When officials don't seem clear on the rules around movement, it makes it harder for everyone to do the right thing.
And who watches over the use of that power?
Sweeping new restrictions on travel and assembly are being rolled out, with more likely. These are the laws which allow the government to impose them.
Launching a week-long series on the crisis in electoral funding, Andrew Geddis explains why the issue is so crucial to our democracy.
Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis explains why authorities are so interested in what the NZ First Party did with donations to the 'NZ First Foundation'.
A flurry of questions attend the Serious Fraud Office's announcement it is charging four people in relation to donations, and the answers could have huge implications in election year.
If what is reported is true, and is not a breach of the rules for political donations, then NZ's reputation for being squeaky clean is a joke.
The High Court rejection of the Free Speech Coalition challenge to the cancellation of an event by Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux carries a cruel irony for the zealous right.
The judgment on whether David Scott, who is seeking election on the Kāpiti Coast, is fit for public office should lie with the voters, rather than the law-makers.
The National leader says census data is so ropey we should halt redrawing electorate boundaries. Down that path lie 'alternative facts'.
The Court of Appeal has decided that China's criminal justice system is so flawed that an alleged murderer living in New Zealand should not be extradited there.
Publicly telling the world a bunch of private visitors intend to cause prisoner revolts is a very good way of giving prison authorities “reasonable grounds” to deny you entry.
The Police have referred their investigation into $100,000 in donations to the National Party to the Serious Fraud Office. It's plainly a very bad look but can we deduce much else?
The National MP's self-righteous defence for halting yesterday's meeting ignored the essential role the Opposition plays in upholding the select committee process, writes Andrew Geddis.
Accusing parliament’s Speaker of behaving in a biased fashion undermines the necessary authority of the office
Everyone's a loser in Colin Craig's defamation case against blogger Cameron Slater – but the only victim is Rachel MacGregor, the woman for whom this saga has become a living nightmare.