So there is to be a Royal Commission inquiry into the mosque attacks… at least this will be somewhat at arms length from the government whose agencies will be under scrutiny.
Across New Zealand and the world , PM Jacinda Ardern has justifiably won praise for how she has responded to the Christchurch attacks. There have been a few areas where the performance of the government has been less than stellar.
Just when we thought the Brexit mess couldn’t get any messier, it suddenly has.
Yesterday Jacinda Ardern announced an inquiry into the background to the mosque attacks and into the role played by the SIS, GCSB, Police, Customs, and Immigration.
The government has signalled that its response to the Christchurch mosque shootings will proceed on two main fronts…
On Friday, March 15, New Zealand teenagers will be holding their own school strike against climate change, as part of the global action.
2019 is proving to be such a bad year for the Kiwi way of life, which – patriots beware! – is under attack on all fronts by the IRD.
For better and worse, this is a small country, and the business community in Northland is smaller still…
In New Zealand, only four out of ten sexual assault cases that are taken to court result in a conviction.
Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
The scandal now engulfing Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party is the kind of train wreck that confirms the public’s worst feelings about politicians and their back-room dealings.
At the initial prompting of Trump’s disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn, the US has been enabling Saudi Arabia to pursue a nuclear capability.
Very positive messages have come from National Party politicians (past and present) about the desirability of increasing China’s trade and investment relationships with New Zealand
To ordinary earners whose income is taxed via PAYE and who also pay GST, there’s something quite surreal about the centre-right’s anguish at the Tax Working Group’s final report.
The resignation of seven UK Labour MPs in protest against the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn is another example of the centre-left’s readiness to sabotage its own cause…
If New Zealand’s relations with China are ‘deteriorating’ then you still need a microscope to detect the signs.
Even in the US, there is polling evidence that modern Americans are inclined to treat socialism as meaning ‘equality’ rather than the ‘government ownership or control’
As it turns 40 years of age this week, Iran’s Islamic Revolution is experiencing a fullblown mid-life crisis.
The Nelson fire has been a warning of things to come.
Across the Tasman a Royal Commission has been barking very loudly indeed about the activities of the Australian banks that own the main NZ banks.
In its attitudes to tax, New Zealand has been the last colonial outpost of Thatcherism. Change, however, may be in the air.
How Hawai‘i is managing the therapeutic use of cannabis
Simon Bridges has unveiled a heavenly vision of a “Not Tax But Still Spend” government.
Every year around about this time, National floats its own distinct vision of a different sort of Green Party…
The history of harm done by the US military is now tending to obscure the harm that’s being done by the polar opposite impulse: American isolationism.
The ‘wellbeing budget’ sounds like a marketing slogan… It’s just as easy to forget that GDP – the common measure of how well an economy is performing – is also a marketing device
Brexit is not the only concern for New Zealand’s Shipping Trade.
Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called.