Graeme Edgeler

Graeme Edgeler is a lawyer and Public Address blogger.

Local Elections
Aug 15, 2019

PSA: How to vote in our local government elections even if you are an idiot

Participating in some of NZ's local elections can be a challenge, thanks to the unusual voting methodologies. We're here to help.

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May 8, 2019

What we know about the cannabis referendum in 10 easy questions

The government wants to call the vote on legalising marijuana a binding referendum but it isn't a binding referendum

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Mar 25, 2019

How will the trial of the alleged Christchurch mosque murderer work?

The upcoming trial of a man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque shootings will be unprecedented in New Zealand law.

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Feb 7, 2017

The Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act is New Zealand’s most racist immigration law. Why is it still on the books?

There has been widespread condemnation in NZ over Trump's visa ban, but we could show our words aren’t empty by undoing some of our own discriminatory immigration laws – and one in particular, writes Graeme Edgeler.

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May 6, 2016

Why the censor’s ban on Wicked Campers is ridiculous

Opinion: By issuing a blanket ban because an age restriction would be “impracticable”, the Office of Film and Literature Classification has dangerously overdone it, putting drivers of the vans on a par with child sex offenders, writes Graeme Edgeler.

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