Decolonising the Pacific

Not many people know that, at one time, New Zealand was busily acquiring a Pacific empire. In his essay on ‘New Zealand and the Pacific Ocean’, published as part of a collection in New Zealand and the Sea (Bridget Williams Books), Damon Salesa argues that...

Why is tax evasion treated more gently than benefit fraud?

Provides a commentary on the New Zealand criminal justice system's treatment of tax evasion compared with welfare fraud - in the context of reactions to Metiria Turei's admission of welfare fraud.