Kiwi Life

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Kiwi Life

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Dear Australia, I would like to formally offer an apology on behalf of New Zealand. I have no authority to…

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…

Aussie Lingo

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Have we flogged the word ‘spirit’ to death? Or, rather have politicians, emptied it of all meaning and turned it…

Kiwi Life / Language

5 December 2020 9:00 am

David Cohen I often used to ask myself what the ultimate secret is of playing great chess, and I suppose…

Kiwi Life / Language

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Amy Brooke Once you have paid the Danegeld… We seem to have ingrained in us a sense of fair play,…

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…

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…

Kiwi Life

26 September 2020 9:00 am

What has happened to the West, ignoring the lessons of history? Sweden, for example, long regarded as one of the…

Kiwi Life

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘Trustworthy, accurate and reliable news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsrooms by making a contribution.’How wonderfully…