Countries on which New Zealand has declared war

New Zealand has been at war with rather a lot of nations over the years. Most of them declared war on us, not the other way around (we’re the good guys). But there are a few that New Zealand took on. Including – wait for it – wait for it. Finland. Yup. Finland. It was … More Countries on which New Zealand has declared war

The end of the beginning for Covid – lessons from Churchill

This year’s situation over Covid puts me in mind of a speech Winston Churchill gave on 10 November 1942, after the second Battle of El Alamein. This decisively defeated a German-Italian Army in the field of battle; and by early November the Axis force was fleeing west, pursued by Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg’s Second New … More The end of the beginning for Covid – lessons from Churchill