What it’s like in the fourth best democracy in the world

Back in 2019 New Zealand was listed on the EIU Democracy Index as the fourth best democracy in the world with a score of 9.26. That follows Norway (9.87), Iceland (9.58) and Sweden (9.39). To put that in perspective, the top twenty two countries of the 167 listed are classed as ‘full democracies’. And New … More What it’s like in the fourth best democracy in the world

Why the New Zealand 2020 election is its most important since 1935

This week’s resurgence of Covid-19 in New Zealand – and the very sharp government response – to me underscores the genuine care the Prime Minister shows for the people. In many ways Ardern is the right person at the right time. Just now, New Zealand – like the rest of the world – is amidst … More Why the New Zealand 2020 election is its most important since 1935