Amy Brooke

The Captain and the Kings depart

3 October 2020 9:00 am

The remarkable Giles Auty When the wonderful Giles Auty, artist, critic and writer, so recently died, following on the death…

Kiwi Life

26 September 2020 9:00 am

What has happened to the West, ignoring the lessons of history? Sweden, for example, long regarded as one of the…

Kiwi Life

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘Trustworthy, accurate and reliable news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsrooms by making a contribution.’How wonderfully…

Do all lives still matter?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Or only those blessed by identity politics?

Covid-19 and the creeping state

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Did the New Zealand government act illegally on lockdown laws?

Cultural notes

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Childhood’s end Shouldn’t we target the sheer hypocrisy, the pretence that constantly frightening youngsters with prophecies of doom – now…

Disaster’s long march through the institutions

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Derelict thinking throughout central and local body government and indeed all our management (including academic) areas, is now recognised as…

Endangered species

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Not long ago, visiting the hospital unit of a local rest home, I listened to a gathering of those too…

Made-up Maori

19 October 2019 9:00 am

In what may seem a strange request, I recently replied to a government department asking to be addressed in English,…

Marxism’s rotten fruit

27 July 2019 9:00 am

In his brilliant Intellectuals – From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky, Paul Johnson highlights the hypocrisy of what…

Christchurch – and saying goodbye to so much

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Our saddest times are when those we love leave us. When there is not even time to say goodbye, the…

Fake New Zealand

2 February 2019 9:00 am

That sleeping giant, the public, is waking up this side of the Tasman, but late to redress the reality that…

Brexit notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Parris and the mob No doubt many readers viewed with incredulity Speccie columnist Matthew Parris’s nostalgia for the democratic process…

Wimmin’s notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Men aren’t doing it by themselves, either The recent triumphalist article by Speccie writer Declan Mansfield, ‘Sisters aren’t doing it…

The bully boys and girls have gone too far

21 July 2018 9:00 am

On both sides of the Tasman, too many of our MPs haven’t listened to the brilliant black American academic, Thomas…

Little Alfie

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The questions around little baby Alfie’s death aren’t going to go away. They raise a timely and extremely important issue.…

Best practice democracy?

10 March 2018 9:00 am

People protesting against both the concept and practice of authoritarian government has now become a worldwide phenomenon. It seems high…

Harvey Weinstein Syndrome

17 February 2018 9:00 am

As with most popular movements, what starts from good intentions frequently spirals out of control – or beyond what its…