David Cohen

New Zealand's Maori language obsession is baffling Kiwis

9 May 2022 5:14 pm

New Zealand’s borders have finally reopened after a two-year Covid shutdown. But those who travel down under are in for…

Hope I die – but not before I get really, really old

7 May 2022 9:00 am

Rock dinosaurs still not knockin’ on heaven’s door

How New Zealand's zero Covid strategy fell apart

2 April 2022 6:00 pm

The biggest thing in the political rock world returns to the international stage this spring with a one-off appearance at…

Could New Zealand's property bubble bring down Jacinda Ardern?

13 March 2022 5:30 pm

The news this week that the price of an average UK home has hit £260,000 came as a bit of…

Last laugh

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Vale PJ

In Fortress New Zealand, faith in Saint Jacinda is starting to fade

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Faith in ‘Saint Jacinda’ is starting to fade

Kiwi life

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Of the making of many books, the Bible says, ‘there is no end’. It’s starting to feel a bit like…

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…

Imagine no ‘Imagine’ (I wonder if you can?)

4 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s nearly 50 years since the world’s greatest ‘woke’ anthem was released. But who’s listening to it now?

180,000 people go missing every year in Britain – my father was one of them

21 August 2021 9:00 am

What happens to a family when a parent disappears?

Jive talkin’

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Now the Isle of Man is claiming the Bee Gees? How dare they!

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…

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.…

You’re gonna make us lonesome when you go

15 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s Dylan’s 80th birthday

Cave’s cautionary tales

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Will rock stars be the next victims of cancel culture?

Kiwi Life

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Although it probably won’t, the recent kerfuffle over the brilliant works of Dr Seuss and other creators of children’s books…

Ancestral notes

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Being David Cohen The apparent news that Joe Biden tapped me to help lead one of his new administration’s most…

Kiwi Life

23 January 2021 9:00 am

When I dice a chilled cucumber along with a couple of tomatoes, toss them together in a bowl with a…

Van & the pandemic

19 December 2020 9:00 am

No need for social distancing up on Cyprus Avenue

Musical notes

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Trumps like us, baby we were born to run Mr Bruce Springsteen has, depending on how one views these things,…

Kiwi Life

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Once upon a time here in New Zealand, when political dinosaurs still roamed the earth, Prime Minister Keith Holyoake startled…

The Jerusalem syndrome

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Or why race-faking is all the rage

Remembering the Greatest

19 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s 45 years since the Thrilla in Manila

statue of liberty

It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

4 August 2020 2:50 am

She stands in the smoky morning air, her copper lamp held elegantly aloft across the waters from Manhattan. Oh, say…

Rank universities

17 July 2020 11:00 pm

It’s the restaurant guide to higher learning