New Zealand

Laurel Hubbard? No thank you

4 August 2021 4:32 pm

The footage today of three of the strongest women in the world politely declining to comment on the entrance of a male into their sport…

Is it fair for Laurel Hubbard to compete against women?

2 August 2021 4:33 pm

Today, the conversation about transgender rights and the interests of women turns to sport. At the Olympic Games, Laurel Hubbard…

New Zealanders are revolting against Ardern

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Hard-left policies built on race are turning Kiwis off

New Zealand's transgender debate is turning nasty

14 July 2021 7:25 pm

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now,…

Will fairy dust power New Zealand?

13 July 2021 4:04 pm

Wishful thinking, allied to government incompetence and the ambition of our Prime Minister, is lining up trouble ahead. In one…

Kiwi Life

10 July 2021 9:00 am

One of my goals over the coming months is to watch an entire rugby game for the first time in…

New Zealand’s worrying battle over transgender rights

4 July 2021 11:00 am

Last year, the equalities minister Liz Truss set aside laws which would have allowed people to self-identity as the legal…

Kiwi saboteur?

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Jacinda Ardern’s socialist disasters risk destroying the country

Laurel Hubbard is just a symptom of new chilling attacks on free speech in New Zealand

30 June 2021 5:11 pm

Individuals seem born with a basic sense of fair play, and perceiving hard-working, well-deserving or brave individuals treated unjustly inevitably rankles.  So condemnation of the New Zealand Olympic…

Maorification of smiling zombies

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Labour is remaking New Zealand in its own image

Miss New Zealand

23 June 2021 5:19 pm

Male-born Laurel Hubbard’s admission to the women’s Olympic weightlifting competition as a representative of New Zealand is, of course, absurd.  …

Laurel Hubbard is the beginning of the end of women’s sports

22 June 2021 8:33 pm

When women’s professional soccer was deemed good enough for our TV screens a couple of years ago, I was watching…

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…

Kiwi Life

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Of the various little stories about the rather wonderful Joni Mitchell in her early years, my favourite concerns Leonard Cohen.…

Kiwi Language

12 June 2021 9:00 am

A friend of mine recently sent me a notice from a big law firm announcing the introduction of ‘Gender Affirmation…

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

Scott Morrison must remind Jacinda Ardern who her real friends are

31 May 2021 3:11 pm

If, to borrow Paul Keating’s description, Australia is the arse end of the world, New Zealand is the arse end…

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

A novel approach to New Zealand’s wine

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The last Saturday of lockdown — inshallah — and we were discussing literature. Specifically, when does a detective story become…

Jacinda Ardern's immigration clampdown

20 May 2021 4:30 pm

For several years now New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has enjoyed the status of being one of the world’s leading liberal icons.…

Inside the velvet glove

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Jacinda’s insidious choices

Has the shine come off Saint Jacinda?

20 April 2021 7:47 pm

For a short time it seemed as if Jacinda Ardern, the popular premier of New Zealand, could do no wrong…

Dear Comrade Jacinda

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Cui bono - to whose advantage is this happening?