New Zealand

The bribing of the New Zealand media?

2 September 2021 4:52 pm

“Trustworthy, insightful, important” — one thing we can say for our mainstream media is that they must think we are…

Lockdown with Aristotle – and a teenager

1 September 2021 4:18 pm

Who would’ve thought I’d be seeking the advice of a 2,400-year-old guy during a New Zealand lockdown.  Maybe you’re thinking…

UK-New Zealand trade deal likely within weeks

28 August 2021 1:00 am

September is shaping up to be a big month for Liz Truss and the Department for International Trade. While the minister…

The All Blacks, the All Whites – and how the demand for racism far exceeds supply

26 August 2021 5:00 pm

The demand for racism far exceeds supply. How else to explain New Zealand Football’s sudden concern that the nickname of…

Why are we ruled by political party patsies – as well as unelected MPs?

25 August 2021 6:11 pm

Some time back I learned a valuable lesson. At one of our annual Summer Sounds Symposiums, bringing together individuals from…

New Zealand’s zero Covid strategy is becoming unsustainable

22 August 2021 5:00 pm

New Zealand has done remarkably well over the past 18 months at protecting its citizens from the worst of the…

Jacinda Ardern asks the Taliban to be ‘nice’ to women

18 August 2021 1:02 pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come out and asked the Taliban to be ‘nice’ to women during this…

Kiwi notes

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Freedom after speech? I recall a very fine lawyer, New Zealand’s most highly regarded QC, once saying that no law…

New Zealand’s energy emergency

12 August 2021 5:32 pm

Regardless of the spin Jacinda Ardern’s government is putting on the fact that parts of our North Island cities have…

You go, girl! Laurel Hubbard and the other trans Olympians

6 August 2021 4:46 pm

You’ve got to give it to Shania Twain.  When she belted out her 1997 hit, Man! I feel like a woman! she…

Compelling children to wear masks

4 August 2021 7:26 pm

Should small children and even teenagers be compelled to wear masks against the Coronavirus variants?  Given the pandemic in the…

Laurel Hubbard? No thank you

4 August 2021 4:32 pm

The footage today of three of the strongest women in the world politely declining to comment on the entrance of a male into their sport…

Is it fair for Laurel Hubbard to compete against women?

2 August 2021 4:33 pm

Today, the conversation about transgender rights and the interests of women turns to sport. At the Olympic Games, Laurel Hubbard…

New Zealanders are revolting against Ardern

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Hard-left policies built on race are turning Kiwis off

New Zealand's transgender debate is turning nasty

14 July 2021 7:25 pm

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now,…

Will fairy dust power New Zealand?

13 July 2021 4:04 pm

Wishful thinking, allied to government incompetence and the ambition of our Prime Minister, is lining up trouble ahead. In one…

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…

New Zealand’s worrying battle over transgender rights

4 July 2021 11:00 am

Last year, the equalities minister Liz Truss set aside laws which would have allowed people to self-identity as the legal…

Kiwi saboteur?

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Jacinda Ardern’s socialist disasters risk destroying the country

Laurel Hubbard is just a symptom of new chilling attacks on free speech in New Zealand

30 June 2021 5:11 pm

Individuals seem born with a basic sense of fair play, and perceiving hard-working, well-deserving or brave individuals treated unjustly inevitably rankles.  So condemnation of the New Zealand Olympic…

Maorification of smiling zombies

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Labour is remaking New Zealand in its own image

Miss New Zealand

23 June 2021 5:19 pm

Male-born Laurel Hubbard’s admission to the women’s Olympic weightlifting competition as a representative of New Zealand is, of course, absurd.  …

Laurel Hubbard is the beginning of the end of women’s sports

22 June 2021 8:33 pm

When women’s professional soccer was deemed good enough for our TV screens a couple of years ago, I was watching…

A great badness is abroad

16 June 2021 3:16 pm

I was recently contacted by a highly intelligent woman whose granddaughter came home from school very upset about things she…

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.…