The centralised system that made NZ’s initial pandemic response so successful also explains the recent failures at the border.
Women are increasingly taking more visible senior roles in leadership. This reflects their ability to effectively manage difficult situations, as demonstrated by Chrystia Freeland and Kamala Harris.
The woeful record of populist governments in dealing with COVID-19 is unlikely to convince voters New Zealand should emulate them.
Politicians argue conventional campaigning is still important ahead of NZ’s rescheduled 17 October election. But voter behaviour has moved on since the days of door-knocking and kissing babies.
Being ‘Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition" during a pandemic is challenging, and the risks of getting it wrong are very high.
Elections belong to citizens, not politicians. There is no reason to deny or unduly delay this basic democratic right.
Delaying the election would be a balancing act between public health and political calculation.
With the polls showing a clear trend to the left, are we also witnessing a fundamental shift in the way New Zealand governments are formed?
A desperate opposition turns to a divisive but determined veteran to rescue its fortunes. But will her old-school politics be enough to combat the ‘Jacinda effect’?
In a new book, Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile female leaders speak plainly about the challenges women face at the very top of politics.
Our new modelling shows the risk of an infectious person slipping through New Zealand’s border undetected is very low — likely to happen only once over the next 18 months.
This morning the National Party’s new leader of just 53 days, Todd Muller, shocked everyone by resigning his position – ten weeks before facing off against Jacinda Ardern in the NZ election.
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit women hard, in particular amplifying gender gaps. Yet women have also proved that their contributions – on the front lines and leadership positions – are invaluable.
Multiple failures to properly enforce border quarantine measures should never have happened, given the strength of New Zealand’s emergency laws.
The Black Lives Matter protests last weekend marked a new stage in the unpredictable journey coronavirus has taken us on.
Jacinda Ardern is at stratospheric support levels due to her government’s management of the COVID-19 crisis. That lead will inevitably narrow by the election – but by how much?
It is no accident that those leaders who have responded worst to this crisis have also been the main sources of countless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison’s centre-right government in Australia?