From 1846, various militia formed the New Zealand Armed Constabulary Force, to 'combat Māori hostiles and to keep civil order'. In 1885 they changed uniforms and became the NZ Police.
A video of the arrest of an Auckland man has gone viral, as police violence goes under the microscope globally. It's all part of a familiar cycle, writes Emilie Rākete.
On Friday it was announced that Armed Offenders Squad patrols will be trialled in Counties Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury over the next six months.
On Monday the government announced its new five-year strategy to reduce the Māori prison population. Emilie Rākete looks at another 'kaupapa Māori' prison initiative that degrades prisoners and asks if Corrections are capable of seeing it through.
Before Fortnite, there was Runescape. And well before Runescape, there was an eternal class struggle. Emilie Rākete writes about the moment the two collided in the most unexpected way.
Frontline police in Christchurch have been told to carry guns until further notice following two incidents in the city during which police were shot at. But more guns are not the answer, argues Emilie Rākete.
Just days before today's Pride march, from which police withdrew after insisting on wearing uniform, officers were seemingly happy to be deployed in casual clothes at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.