Asher Emanuel

Asher Emanuel is a Wellington-based writer and former editor of Salient magazine.

Society
Sep 6, 2018

'Who do you despise more?' Jordan Williams and Colin Craig at the Supreme Court

The long-running and expensive legal spat arrived at NZ's highest court this week. What happened?

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Media
Aug 24, 2018

Media are crucial in criminal justice thinking. So how did they cover the big summit?

Reporters are routinely criticised as part of the problem in perceptions of crime, justice and the prison system. So what angles would they take at the government's much heralded summit?

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Politics
Aug 20, 2018

‘It clearly isn’t working’: Andrew Little on his crusade to reform criminal justice

Ahead of today's milestone summit, the Spinoff talks to the justice minister

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Society
Mar 10, 2018

The prisoner who beamed into NZ’s top court seeking the right to vote

Asher Emanuel heads along to the Supreme Court to watch as Arthur Taylor takes the virtual stand to argue that prisoners should be entitled to cast ballots

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Politics
Feb 22, 2018

Conflict of interest concerns over lobbyist turned chief of Jacinda Ardern’s staff

When GJ Thompson took leave from his lobbying firm to act as the prime minister's chief of staff, he remained a director of the firm and his profile stayed in prime position on its website. How serious is the appearance of a conflict of interest?

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Politics
Feb 12, 2018

Selling influence: meet the lobbyists shaping New Zealand politics for a fee

Neale Jones and Jenna Raeburn are partisan lobbyists, doing their clients' bidding at opposing ends of the political divide. But they have a surprising amount in common.

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Politics
Apr 10, 2017

Watching the Hagaman-Little defamation trial, it felt like everybody lost

A week-long case has come to an end with a mixed bag of a verdict from the jury. Observing in the Wellington High Court, Asher Emanuel was left wondering why it was happening at all

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Politics
Nov 7, 2016

Robert Muldoon rises from the grave to join the Brexit debate in London

A 1976 judgment from New Zealand involving PM Muldoon and a public servant has a cameo role in the English High Court ruling that the prime minister, Theresa May, cannot bypass parliament in triggering the UK exit from the EU.

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