The Green co-leader today ruled herself out of a future cabinet role after admissions about lying to Winz and in her voter registration details. But how bad, really, was the breach of electoral law, asks Andrew Geddis
The New Zealand First leader is promising two referendums if his party is in government. One is daft and the other is daft and dangerous, writes Andrew Geddis.
The story of Todd Barclay's behaviour towards his electorate staff has become a lot more interesting, as new details about efforts to cover it up emerge. A crucial question, writes law professor Andrew Geddis, surrounds claims of pressure put on his former electorate agent to withdraw her complaint
Colin Craig says he has filed defamation proceedings against his former secretary Rachel MacGregor, just one of at least five cases the former the Conservative Party leader currently has before the courts. Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis looks at whether Craig's seemingly never-ending legal actions can be stopped.
It seemed Trump had killed the TPP, but it has sprung back to life with English's visit to Japan. His confidence that that the NZ parliament has already approved a TPP11 is misplaced, however, writes Andrew Geddis.
Lawyer Andrew Geddis looks into what should happen if associate housing minister Alfred Ngaro were ever to actually do what he threatened over the weekend.
How I tested electoral law by dropping a 30-second tirade amid hard-hitting ganja tunes (and why it really matters)
The shocking true story of a law professor, a student radio station and a pro-cannabis political party conspiring to introduce US-style negative election campaigning to the nation’s airwaves, all with the help of the NZ Court of Appeal.
Faced with an absurdly rigid obligation to issue a prison sentence for a relatively minor offence, Justice Toogood deployed every drop of discretion available, writes Andrew Geddis
The $925,000 government payout is intended to close a long and messy chapter in the David Bain whodunnit, though it will only reiginte the Bainologists. Law professor Andrew Geddis explains how we ended up here.