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How will New Zealand’s smoking ban repeal affect the UK?

The new coalition in New Zealand has revoked Jacinda Ardern’s controversial anti-smoking laws that would have prevented anyone born later than 2008 from ever being able to buy any nicotine…

Please stop vaping near me

I really don’t understand vaping. How has it just become so integrated into today’s society? It is something that is incredibly difficult to avoid in 2023. You walk down the…

Jacinda Ardern: Sexism in office

Jacinda Ardern was New Zealands’ youngest female Prime Minister. She also was the youngest sitting MP when she was just 28. She took New Zealand through the Covid-19 pandemic very…

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation – an example to politicians everywhere

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation gives us much to reflect on – take note, politicians. Initially, on learning of Jacinda Ardern’s decision to resign as Prime Minister of New Zealand as a…

If communication is key during a crisis, then why isn’t the UK doing it better?

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises, increasing numbers of cities across the UK are put under local lockdown and restrictions are once again introduced. But even the most cursory…

New Zealand and the question of euthanasia

After a two-year long debate in Parliament, New Zealand is pushing toward legalizing euthanasia and has agreed to put it to a national vote. Although there are other countries where…

Before the flood: England’s defeat of All Blacks shows real progress

There is no doubt in my mind that 26 October saw a defining moment in world rugby history. An engagement of two nations, dressed in a royal pride of black…

Rugby World Cup 2019: quarter-final assessment

England vs Australia Prior to the clash, Japan 2019 had not yet really tested England. Their match against Argentina was rendered null as a contest when an early red card…