Cat MacLennan

Catriona MacLennan is a barrister, journalist, author, report writer, television presenter, media commentator and project director.

Media
Apr 22, 2020

Where's my refund? An irate magazine subscriber writes to the head of Bauer

An open letter to Yvonne Bauer, chief executive and majority owner of Bauer Media Group.

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Business
Mar 9, 2020

David vs Goliath: The man taking huge corporates to court over climate change

Mike Smith's legal challenge against some of Aotearoa’s largest corporates will go ahead after the High Court refused to strike it out.

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Politics
Mar 8, 2020

The donations system is unfixable. Let's bin it and introduce state funding

Time to place parties on an even footing and make elections a contest of ideas, not dollars.

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Politics
Mar 5, 2020

Bottled water has reached its tipping point. The time for a moratorium is now

As New Zealand suffers from drought and the effects of climate change become more severe, now is not the time for New Zealand to be shipping water offshore.

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Politics
Feb 3, 2020

NZ has stuck up for the rights of the small before. Today, West Papua needs us

In 1994, we sent a cross-party delegation of five MPs to Timor-Leste on a fact-finding mission. It made a real difference, and could do again for West Papuans.

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Business
Jun 20, 2019

Hisco’s ANZ exit is a hot mess of double standards and unanswered questions

John Key insisted that the CEO of the bank had been treated in the same way a junior teller would be. Can anyone really take that seriously?

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Society
Dec 7, 2018

Why the new strangulation law matters

This festive season a new law will give police more power to protect women who need help most, writes barrister and anti-violence advocate Catriona MacLennan.

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Society
Jul 3, 2018

Winz is meant to help the vulnerable, not hound them through the courts

The High Court has slammed the MSD after it 'misconceived' the rules around beneficiaries borrowing money. It should now halt all High Court debt recovery, says Catriona MacLennan

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Society
Mar 15, 2018

NZ’s failure on sexual misconduct is much, much bigger than any one case

A clear pattern emerges in sexual harassment stories across NZ, and it reveals we just don’t take the issue seriously, writes Catriona MacLennan.

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