In case you missed this last week amongst the US presidential election aftermath, via Stuff:
Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has been awarded interim legal costs towards $475,082 spent suing police.
The author of Dirty Politics won the first part of his case against police for the way a warrant was obtained to search his Wellington home in October 2014.
Police said they were looking for evidence of the identity of a computer hacker who gave Hager material for his book.
A High Court judge found police breached their duty of candour in the information they gave a district court judge who was asked to issue the warrant.
Special rules apply to looking for information from and about journalists, and the judge’s attention was not drawn to that.
Go hard, Nicky.
Previous coverage of Nicky Hager’s case at The Standard: