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 […]


Redundancy: ‘It’s been stressful and upsetting’

“It’s been really upsetting and stressful,” says Will Bird, an events producer who was recently made redundant. Mr Bird will need to move out of his apartment soon as he can no longer afford the rent without a job. The number of firms that notified the government in June about plans to cut 20 or […]