Amy Brooke

A great badness is abroad

16 June 2021 3:16 pm

I was recently contacted by a highly intelligent woman whose granddaughter came home from school very upset about things she…

While we were sleeping, New Zealand has lost a democracy

8 June 2021 2:35 pm

Jacinda Ardern believes New Zealand will become a republic.  It’s all right, though, because she’s not in a hurry. But…

Time for the lying to stop

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Historians know that the Maori were not the first peoples of New Zealand

Once were a democracy

26 May 2021 2:00 am

There is no doubt  New Zealand’s democracy is now under aggressive attack by the small minority of those of part-Maori…

The fight for New Zealand is now underway

22 May 2021 9:00 am

One country, two governments

Inside the velvet glove

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Jacinda’s insidious choices

Dear Comrade Jacinda

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Cui bono - to whose advantage is this happening?

Kiwi Life

27 February 2021 9:00 am

For New Zealanders to be losing our democracy may be due to sheer carelessness, ignorance, or even stupidity, not to…

Deliberately promoting decline

31 October 2020 9:00 am

In New Zealand, a once great nation is being trashed

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.…