As Labour’s poll numbers fall, the odds of a change of government rise.
The desire to exercise self-determination and even sovereignty is perfectly understandable in the context of a Maori experience of colonisation.
In an odd sense, Australia’s typically disrespectful announcement of higher university fees for Kiwis is serendipitous.
It should be possible to debate New Zealand’s hopelessly unsustainable immigration settings without surrendering to the politics of hate.
Saudi sheep notwithstanding, Murray McCully has left New Zealand’s foreign policy and ministry in much better shape than he found it.
Ministers are acting as advocates for Wellington bureaucrats to Auckland voters rather than the other way around – and voters are starting to notice.