New Zealand

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…

While we were sleeping, New Zealand has lost a democracy

8 June 2021 2:35 pm

Jacinda Ardern believes New Zealand will become a republic.  It’s all right, though, because she’s not in a hurry. But…

Time for the lying to stop

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Historians know that the Maori were not the first peoples of New Zealand

Scott Morrison must remind Jacinda Ardern who her real friends are

31 May 2021 3:11 pm

If, to borrow Paul Keating’s description, Australia is the arse end of the world, New Zealand is the arse end…

Once were a democracy

26 May 2021 2:00 am

There is no doubt  New Zealand’s democracy is now under aggressive attack by the small minority of those of part-Maori…

The fight for New Zealand is now underway

22 May 2021 9:00 am

One country, two governments

A novel approach to New Zealand’s wine

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The last Saturday of lockdown — inshallah — and we were discussing literature. Specifically, when does a detective story become…

Jacinda Ardern's immigration clampdown

20 May 2021 4:30 pm

For several years now New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has enjoyed the status of being one of the world’s leading liberal icons.…

Inside the velvet glove

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Jacinda’s insidious choices

Has the shine come off Saint Jacinda?

20 April 2021 7:47 pm

For a short time it seemed as if Jacinda Ardern, the popular premier of New Zealand, could do no wrong…

Dear Comrade Jacinda

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Cui bono - to whose advantage is this happening?

Why is New Zealand afraid of criticising China?

2 April 2021 2:27 am

It is becoming harder and harder to ignore China’s aggressive behaviour. As I say in the magazine this week, China…

Kiwi Life

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Although it probably won’t, the recent kerfuffle over the brilliant works of Dr Seuss and other creators of children’s books…

Kiwi Life

27 February 2021 9:00 am

For New Zealanders to be losing our democracy may be due to sheer carelessness, ignorance, or even stupidity, not to…

What Britain could learn from New Zealand about home-schooling

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Britain needs a Kiwi-style national correspondence school

New Zealand is being transformed, but not in a good way

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Rampant identity politics are blighting the country

The myth of Saint Jacinda

6 February 2021 7:00 pm

Every time I read another excitable media article about New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern, I am reminded of an…

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…

Deliberately promoting decline

31 October 2020 9:00 am

In New Zealand, a once great nation is being trashed

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…