New Zealand

Subversion within New Zealand

24 February 2024 9:00 am

Not for the first time

Did Maori MPs mean to insult King Charles?

6 December 2023 8:10 pm

The co-leaders of New Zealand’s Māori party, Te Pāti Māori, have defended their actions at the swearing-in ceremony at parliament…

Kiwi life

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Given the UK’s Rishi Sunak sacking Suella Braverman for saying what many others would feel – that the police were…

New Zealand’s coalition goes to war with Jacinda Ardern’s legacy

24 November 2023 11:49 pm

New Zealand finally has a government again. It’s been 40 days since Labour was defeated in the country’s election, but the…

The worst Noel? Why Kiwis are turning against wealthy foreigners

4 November 2023 1:40 am

Wealthy foreigners are flocking to New Zealand, but not all Kiwis are happy about their arrival: not least locals who…

Poetic justice in New Zealand

21 October 2023 9:00 am

A double victory for conservatism down under

Is New Zealand about to return to the world stage?

16 October 2023 11:18 pm

After six years of Labour party rule in New Zealand, the country’s foreign policy brings to mind the line about…

How the National party toppled Labour in New Zealand

14 October 2023 10:42 pm

Just three years on from Jacinda Ardern’s phenomenal outright victory, New Zealand’s Labour government has collapsed, slumping to half its…

An end to pandemonium in New Zealand?

8 October 2023 1:39 am

With the New Zealand 2023 General Election taking place very soon and voting now open both abroad and at home,…

There is still everything to play for in New Zealand’s general election

30 September 2023 1:01 am

With two weeks to go before New Zealand’s general election, the contest is so close that many have stopped bothering…

Febrile, fractious and frayed

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Unhappy New Zealanders are poised to ditch Labour

The dire state of New Zealand

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Kiwis are fleeing. For good reason

New Zealand’s election spells trouble for Hipkins’ Labour party

31 August 2023 2:35 am

New Zealand’s parliament adjourns this week, officially kicking off six weeks of political campaigning ahead of a general election on…

Winston Peters is no Kiwi Messiah 

30 August 2023 5:00 am

Our New Zealand regular contributor, Amy Brooke, usually talks sense, and her article in this week’s magazine, about identity and…

Hipkins insists there’s ‘nothing to fear’ in co-governance

29 August 2023 5:30 am

It can’t be long now until a supporter of co-governance repeats President Roosevelt’s famous exhortation at his first inauguration during…

Diary of an ‘Expert’ (She/Her) + boosters 100 per cent masked

28 August 2023 5:30 am

Dear Diary, Well, it’s happened. Deep down I knew it might, but I still can’t believe it. Today, Chris Hipkins…

Hipkins’ government is a lame duck

15 August 2023 5:00 am

It has been a little over six months since Jacinda Ardern handed the Prime Ministerial reins to her friend ‘Chippy’,…

New Zealand mourns after Auckland gun rampage

20 July 2023 5:51 pm

Two people are dead after a gunman armed with a pump-action shotgun stormed a building in Auckland’s central business district…

Co-governance smoulders in election run-up

19 July 2023 5:30 am

In New Zealand, the general election on October 14 will be, to some extent, a judgment on the extensive co-governance…

Come fly with me? Not at that price

7 July 2023 5:35 am

How does Qantas get away with charging so much more other airlines?

Will social justice activists destroy New Zealand universities?

7 July 2023 5:00 am

Can academic freedom survive in an ethnocentric climate of fear?

Free speech benefits the weak

6 July 2023 5:00 am

Censorship is the prerogative of the powerful

Close polls puzzle pundits as NZ election looms

2 July 2023 6:00 am

Centre-right voters are increasingly wondering how many more disasters it will take to seriously dent the government’s poll numbers. Whether…

Will New Zealand regret kowtowing to China?

29 June 2023 8:33 pm

New Zealand is reliant upon China, a country that makes up about a third of its export market. So, when…

Second term government, third term problems

26 June 2023 5:40 am

They say a new broom sweeps clean, and that is certainly the case with the premiership of Prime Minister Chris…