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Rediscovering Aotearoa: Manatika/Justice


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A Pākehā criminal lawyer sits down with a Māori former-prisoner to talk about Aotearoa’s justice system. Source: TVNZ

Rediscovering Aotearoa is an 8-part bilingual short documentary, podcast and article series by TVNZ's Re: that travels Aotearoa meeting young Kiwis as they discuss the impacts of colonisation today and modern race relations.

Awatea Mita was jailed for a non-violent drug crime. She meets a criminal defence lawyer, Charlotte Shade, in Wellington. They ask: how can our justice system rehabilitate rather than only punish?

Read the full article at Renews.co.nz