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ACT Party leader David Seymour and leader of the opposition Simon Bridges are urging caution on Justice Minister Andrew Little's proposal to make hate crimes a new legal offence. Video, Audio
Justice Minister Andew Little says he's fast-tracking a law review which could see hate crimes made a new legal offence.
The FBI's report finds that black and Jewish Americans are the worst affected by incidents of bias-motivated attacks.
Incidents like the attack in Huntly on Muslim woman Mehpara Khan and the case of Wellington College boys inciting rape on social media are prompting debate around the rights to freedom of speech. The… Audio
There is no need to create hate crime laws and the focus should be on creating more resilient communities, says a Muslim community development lawyer.
Police are looking into whether specific legislation is needed to better deal with hate crimes, commissioner Mike Bush has told MPs.
The Race Relations Commissioner wants a review of legislation dealing with hate speech following a rise in what she describes as vile, vitriolic and very threatening language online. Video
The election of Donald Trump has stoked fears of a backlash against minorities. In NZ, ethnic communities are wondering what impact his win will have on them? Video, Audio, Gallery