New Zealand

Blackboxed: New Zealand’s expensive management consultants

9 November 2022 8:00 am

There’s a lot going on across New Zealand government agencies, and I suspect that the government is not too keen…

Chris Luxon: where is National in the fight for free speech?

7 November 2022 11:00 am

Minister of Justice Kiri Allan confirmed on Sunday, after almost a year of silence on the issue, that the proposed…

Climate injustice: a personal account from a Kiwi farmer

3 November 2022 4:00 am

New Zealand sheep farmers have been singled out to bear the brunt of our country’s efforts to stop the planet…

Jacinda: just go!

2 November 2022 4:02 pm

The Ardern regime in New Zealand has been an embarrassment to the West. During her short tenure as Prime Minister,…

NZ passes anti-free speech language compliance law

27 October 2022 11:00 am

New Zealand Labour, supported by the Greens, and Māori Party, have passed ‘plain language’ legislation, which will require all branches of…

Best of times, worst of times

22 October 2022 9:00 am

On our woke judges and a disgraceful miscarriage of justice in New Zealand

New Zealand’s pandemic science is cracking up

15 October 2022 11:00 am

Government behaviour during Covid presented a chilling precedent for future pandemic event responses

Jacinda & Ursula

15 October 2022 9:00 am

What are these authoritarians up to?

Tyranny’s higher education production line

14 October 2022 2:26 pm

Reflecting on Jacinda Ardern’s recent attack on free speech at the United Nations, British pundit Brendan O’Neill astutely declared that…

Shadows over New Zealand

1 October 2022 9:00 am

The end of an era

Ardern ‘an extremely poor substitute’ for the Prince

25 September 2022 11:23 am

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stood in for Prince William at a UN conference, describing herself as ‘an…

Why does this university want to bin Queen Victoria?

20 September 2022 9:00 pm

Spare a thought for New Zealand’s Victoria university. For years now, this Kiwi institution of higher learning has been pulling…

Godzone is coming to Oz

15 September 2022 12:00 pm

Back in the 70s, I lived in New Zealand, (known locally as God’s own country, or ‘Godzone’ for short). A…

Will New Zealand ever become a republic?

13 September 2022 10:01 pm

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her government will not be pursuing any moves toward changing…

Political dystrophy

27 August 2022 9:00 am

New Zealanders let down by the political party system

A very talented family

20 August 2022 9:00 am

Conflicts of interest at the heart of the Ardern government

New Zealand’s Three Waters coup

16 August 2022 4:00 am

New Zealand’s mainstream media has finally named the elephant in the room. Late last month, the nation’s biggest newspaper, the New…

The shine comes off Saint Jacinda's halo

15 August 2022 7:09 pm

Cast your mind back to 2020. Back then, in the dark days of Covid, a ray of light was apparently…

Government is not the divine source of ‘truth’

26 July 2022 2:58 pm

‘Unless you hear it from us, it is not the truth,’ declared New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in a…

No more mask mandates, please

15 July 2022 7:00 am

New Zealand epidemiologist Michael Baker has just called for the government to reintroduce widespread mask mandates as Covid cases rise in an…

Adding race to politics is not a good idea

13 July 2022 1:16 pm

It seems it is not only Indigenous Australians, but also some resident Kiwis, that may be given an extra voice…

Can you feel the empathy?

9 July 2022 7:00 am

This week the newly minted Teal Member for Kooyong Monique Ryan gushed on social media about meeting New Zealand Prime…

Ardern: 'war is never the answer'

4 July 2022 4:37 pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed her solution to Chinese aggression – diplomacy, diplomacy, diplomacy! With China threatening…

Jacinda Adern’s tricky China policy

3 July 2022 7:00 pm

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern, has had a busy week on the international circuit. On Friday she appeared in…

Incompetence and corruption

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Now rife in New Zealand