Karl du Fresne

Taking back New Zealand

16 December 2023 9:00 am

A new government breaks from old habits

Kiwi life

11 November 2023 9:00 am

It’s almost a cliché to say that 15 March, 2019 was a black day in New Zealand’s history; in fact…

Poetic justice in New Zealand

21 October 2023 9:00 am

A double victory for conservatism down under

Febrile, fractious and frayed

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Unhappy New Zealanders are poised to ditch Labour

Kiwi life

24 June 2023 9:00 am

They closed the schools for several days recently in the small New Zealand town of Opotiki. A gang leader had…

Saint Jacinda’s fall

11 February 2023 9:00 am

Media fawning wasn’t enough to save her

A very talented family

20 August 2022 9:00 am

Conflicts of interest at the heart of the Ardern government

Kiwi crime capers

14 May 2022 9:00 am

New Zealand teeters on lawlessness

New Zealand’s cultural upheaval

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Desperation strikes as Kiwis lose their democracy

Maorification of smiling zombies

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Labour is remaking New Zealand in its own image

New Zealand is being transformed, but not in a good way

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Rampant identity politics are blighting the country

Kiwi Life

3 October 2020 9:00 am

It’s true what they say about ill winds. The coronavirus pandemic was a perverse blessing for New Zealand Prime Minister…

Maori roadblocks

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Covid-19 unmasks the true separatist agenda

Jaded by Jacinda

24 August 2019 9:00 am

On a Pacific cruise ship recently, passengers were subjected to a rant by an Australian ‘comedian’ – a word now…

Black and white clouds over New Zealand

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The Christchurch mosque massacres of March 15 brought out the best and the worst in New Zealanders. The best was…

Brash free speech

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It’s taken a while, but the speech wars have reached New Zealand – and an Australian is in the thick…

Kiwi notes

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Piggy’s prevaricating protégé Australians who like to poke fun at quaint, idiosyncratic New Zealand have, for once, got all the…

Split NZ

30 September 2017 9:00 am

The only thing that can be said with any certainty about the next New Zealand government is that it will…

Off the radar

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The gap between Australia’s and New Zealand’s defence capabilities is an embarrassment

Mavericks and ratbags threaten the NZ Nationals

30 August 2014 9:00 am

A coalition of cartoon-like characters and events could spell the end of John Key’s conservative government

Ditch the Union Jack

12 April 2014 9:00 am

There is no groundswell of support in favour of a new flag,  so why does New Zealand’s centre-right PM support change?

Meet the latest Aussie who gets under our skin

5 October 2013 9:00 am

The brash and combative Oracle skipper has become the focal point of New Zealand’s collective anxieties