We must acknowledge that Jacinda Ardern is John Key 2.0. She loves to be the messiah of the nation, and so she's far more likely to follow Labour's neoliberal manifesto than usher in some kind of communist dystopia.
Join us live for another episode of Trad Tasman Talk, at the later hour of 9pm this evening again, due to adjustments for New Zealand and Victoria going to daylight savings and this being the final pre-election broadcast.
It's been nine months since police raided my home on 9 January 2020, and I realise that I have not made any detailed public updates on events since then. Offers for help poured in and court action got underway quickly.
Join us live for another episode of Trad Tasman Talk. New Zealand's election is now about a month away and Melbourne's quarantine inquiry has discovered that all government officials suffer from amnesia. Plus, your questions answered.
Join us live for another episode of Trad Tasman Talk. The damage done by the government's coronavirus response to New Zealand's economy is shaping up to be much greater than that projected by Australia. Plus, your questions answered.
The China Virus has returned to Auckland and continues to rampage through Melbourne. The latter is near the end of its first two weeks in lockdown, as Auckland starts a minimum of two weeks under restrictions.
I have a problem that I'd like to share with you. It's a problem that I face from my perspective as a Christian, but I think many people of other persuasions will see a close parallel to their own experience.
Senior transport advisers warned today that New Zealand could be facing an unusually high road toll over the Queen's Birthday Weekend. "We've been seeing a real spike in traffic accidents both here and overseas."
New cases of the CCP Virus are dwindling in both Tasman nations, but there are still three weeks left before Australia will reconsider its restrictions, and New Zealand is staying in lockdown for at least another two weeks.
The number of infections by the CCP Virus keep dropping in both Tasman nations, but slightly faster in Australia which has a more lax approach. New Zealand might be switching to "Level 3" lockdown soon.
Last week, the Media Council responded to some complaints made against RNZ by two readers about their characterisation of me as "far-right". The final ruling was rather predictable, but it clears up a few things.
Easter is cancelled and both New Zealand and Australia are aiming to eradicate COVID-19. Infection numbers in both Tasman nations are dropping, but Australia is well in the per capita lead and has far fewer restrictions in place.