Karl du Fresne

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

In the same week that Australia announced it was spending $50 billion on a fleet of new submarines, the New…

Mavericks and ratbags threaten the NZ Nationals

30 August 2014 9:00 am

When he announced in March that New Zealanders would go to the polls on September 20, Prime Minister John Key…

Ditch the Union Jack

12 April 2014 9:00 am

New Zealand is considering changing its flag. And perhaps the most striking thing about the proposal is that it seems…

Meet the latest Aussie who gets under our skin

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Masterton, New Zealand.   Ostensibly it was a contest between Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA. But as…