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Heather du Plessis-Allan: Latest Covid-19 lockdown a mistake by PM Jacinda Ardern

On the first day of America’s Cup racing, the Auckland Viaduct crowds told you everything you need to know about support for the latest lockdown.Auckland was still in level 2, but you might not have known it. Revellers ignored bans on gatherings of more than 100.They ignored social distancing rules. Few – if any – […]


Heather Du Plessis-Allan: It’s not Jacinda Ardern’s fault that NZ voted against legalising cannabis

COMMENT: It isn’t Jacinda Ardern’s fault that the cannabis legalisation referendum failed. Plenty of disappointed pro-legalisation voters are unfairly blaming the Prime Minister. They believe the vote might’ve passed if only she had declared earlier how she’d voted, rather than keeping it a secret until after the results were announced. As soon as Ardern finally […]