New Zealand

Kiwi Life

13 November 2021 9:00 am

A government in jackboots A recent headline echoes the current mood of this now fed-up country, with Sir Russell Coutts,…

He Puapua?

9 November 2021 5:41 pm

Now why on earth why would the New Zealand government, dominated by the far-left Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, produce a…

Kiwi notes

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Our tired democracy teeters When is enough? When Aucklanders recently heard the seemingly interminable lockdown which the Prime Minister Jacinda…

Kiwi Life

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Lorde vs Lana People who live in glass houses really shouldn’t get changed with the lights on. Doubly so, one…

Saint Jacinda backs a two-tier society

25 October 2021 10:50 pm

For many so-called liberals, Jacinda Ardern seemed to be the perfect premier. Warm, empathetic, progressive, above all – moderate –…

Vaping: one policy the Kiwis have got right

21 October 2021 12:01 pm

The Asia Pacific region has been split in two as to how to best deal with vaping. No bigger is…

Insufficient intent

16 October 2021 9:00 am

The players prepare for the Glasgow Grand Final

Kiwi Life

2 October 2021 9:00 am

A crisis by design It is increasingly sad, so many New Zealanders saying they would leave – if they could…

Kiwi Language

2 October 2021 9:00 am

A tech company claims that anti-vax and anti-lockdown rallies have been ‘astroturfed’. Which means? Well, ‘AstroTurf’ was the world’s first…

No, New Zealand is not Aotearoa

26 September 2021 12:00 pm

“Create your own pepeha to celebrate te wiki o te reo movement.” Given that estimates range between about 4% and…

Does AUKUS show there’s still life in the Morrison government?

17 September 2021 11:26 am

Yesterday’s surprise announcement of AUKUS – the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States security partnership – is huge news. Not only is…

Jacinda Ardern – an agenda-driven autocrat?

13 September 2021 3:40 pm

It’s hard to keep up with our adroit Prime Minister who apparently doesn’t like answering questions, such as the one about where does…

More than one way to ruin a country

11 September 2021 9:00 am

New Zealand needs to look to Switzerland

Kiwis want elimination, and nothing but elimination

3 September 2021 3:43 pm

Yesterday, the New Zealand Herald published the findings of an opinion poll it commissioned as a wave of the Delta…

The bribing of the New Zealand media?

2 September 2021 4:52 pm

“Trustworthy, insightful, important” — one thing we can say for our mainstream media is that they must think we are…

Lockdown with Aristotle – and a teenager

1 September 2021 4:18 pm

Who would’ve thought I’d be seeking the advice of a 2,400-year-old guy during a New Zealand lockdown.  Maybe you’re thinking…

UK-New Zealand trade deal likely within weeks

28 August 2021 1:00 am

September is shaping up to be a big month for Liz Truss and the Department for International Trade. While the minister…

The All Blacks, the All Whites – and how the demand for racism far exceeds supply

26 August 2021 5:00 pm

The demand for racism far exceeds supply. How else to explain New Zealand Football’s sudden concern that the nickname of…

Why are we ruled by political party patsies – as well as unelected MPs?

25 August 2021 6:11 pm

Some time back I learned a valuable lesson. At one of our annual Summer Sounds Symposiums, bringing together individuals from…

New Zealand’s zero Covid strategy is becoming unsustainable

22 August 2021 5:00 pm

New Zealand has done remarkably well over the past 18 months at protecting its citizens from the worst of the…

Jacinda Ardern asks the Taliban to be ‘nice’ to women

18 August 2021 1:02 pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come out and asked the Taliban to be ‘nice’ to women during this…

Kiwi notes

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Freedom after speech? I recall a very fine lawyer, New Zealand’s most highly regarded QC, once saying that no law…

New Zealand’s energy emergency

12 August 2021 5:32 pm

Regardless of the spin Jacinda Ardern’s government is putting on the fact that parts of our North Island cities have…

You go, girl! Laurel Hubbard and the other trans Olympians

6 August 2021 4:46 pm

You’ve got to give it to Shania Twain.  When she belted out her 1997 hit, Man! I feel like a woman! she…

Compelling children to wear masks

4 August 2021 7:26 pm

Should small children and even teenagers be compelled to wear masks against the Coronavirus variants?  Given the pandemic in the…