New Zealand

Giving six-figures to racism

13 March 2023 4:30 am

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission recently spent $1.3 million on Voices of Racism, the second wave of the 2017…

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation has saved New Zealand’s Labour party

26 February 2023 6:00 pm

Many expected the abrupt resignation of Jacinda Ardern to fatefully deprive New Zealand’s government of its best asset. However, the…

Hate speech or free speech? Balancing religious sensitivities with liberty

25 February 2023 4:14 pm

The New Zealand government’s most recent failed attempt to enact hate speech laws shows just how difficult it is to…

Backsliding on Democracy: New Zealand knows it well

22 February 2023 5:00 am

Australia beware, rent-seeking is a term you may have to look up if your life path has yet to cross…

Saint Jacinda’s fall

11 February 2023 9:00 am

Media fawning wasn’t enough to save her

Ardern escapes election judgment

7 February 2023 6:00 am

On the morning of August 26, 2021, my wife and I arrived at Christchurch Airport, New Zealand, for our flight…

Sea life: cruising after Covid

5 February 2023 4:30 am

The former Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, probably never wanted to see the Ruby Princess again. Three years…

New Zealand mourns the ‘loss’ of its kind princess

29 January 2023 4:00 am

Whether you admire or loathe Jacinda Ardern as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, you have to admit, she was…

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand’s failed feminist icon

28 January 2023 5:00 am

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as Prime Minister has seen commentary varying from hagiographic flim-flam to an accurate accounting of what was promised,…

New Zealand’s PM is a welcome change from Jacinda Ardern

25 January 2023 5:36 pm

Chris Hipkins can afford to feel pleased with his first days in office as Prime Minister of New Zealand. In…

Will Christopher Luxon be New Zealand’s prime minister?

22 January 2023 8:00 pm

Following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Labour government will select its new leader, and the country’s next prime…

Jacinda Ardern was the queen of coercive kindness

21 January 2023 9:43 pm

Jacinda Ardern has resigned as Prime Minister of New Zealand. After a period of reflection over the summer break, she…

The insipid cult of saint Jacinda Ardern

21 January 2023 5:42 pm

Watching Jacinda Ardern’s departure speech, I reflected that even though I invented the word cry-bully – ‘a hideous hybrid of…

Joe Biden should follow Jacinda Ardern out the door

21 January 2023 4:30 am

I have a question for New Zealand’s outgoing prime minister Jacinda Ardern: can you take President Biden with you? Ardern…

Jacinda Ardern over-promised and under-delivered

20 January 2023 3:21 am

And just like that, she’s gone. In one of the biggest shocks to hit New Zealand politics since that late…

Jacinda Ardern’s tattered legacy

19 January 2023 9:52 pm

Wellington, New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has announced she will be stepping down as the prime minister of New Zealand, saying…

Why Jacinda Ardern is stepping down

19 January 2023 5:48 pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will stand down on February 7. In an announcement in Wellington, choking back tears,…

Jacinda Ardern resigns: the beginning of the end for Labour?

19 January 2023 1:30 pm

‘I don’t have enough in the tank,’ complained 42-year-old Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. ‘For me, it’s time,’…

Harry and Meghan have put Jacinda Ardern in an awkward position

21 December 2022 11:04 pm

A trailer was released this week for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Netflix documentary series, Live to Lead,…

Now even Saint Jacinda snubs Meghan

21 December 2022 7:20 pm

Are the wokest couple in all the West losing their star power? The first-half of the Sussexes’ new ‘explosive’ documentary…

Blame Jacinta

17 December 2022 9:00 am

Kiwis have been pushing us around for millions of years

Lying, deceit, and prevarication throughout our New Zealand politburo

14 December 2022 10:00 am

On this side of the Tasman, the circumstances relating to the ramming through Parliament under urgency of the now misnamed…

Jacinda Ardern caught on camera name-calling rival

13 December 2022 10:36 pm

Jacinda Ardern’s political philosophy is simple. When the New Zealand PM was asked to explain the qualities that led to…

New Zealand’s Covid inquiry: reckoning or rubber-stamp?

7 December 2022 4:00 am

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, this week announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into New Zealand’s Covid response. ‘A…

I told you so, Kiwis

3 December 2022 9:00 am

Activist judges are here to stay