Can New Zealand Move on From Covid Mandates?
I have a discussion piece in The Spectator Australia’s online “Flat White” section this morning, about vaccine mandates and the 'freedom convoy’ currently parked outside parliament:
Omicron has arrived in New Zealand. A ‘freedom convoy’ has plonked itself on parliament lawns.
As the police struggle to make good on their threats to tow a few hundred odd vehicles, Trevor Mallard sits with his finger on the button, umming and ahing over whether or not to turn on the sprinklers, like a passive-aggressive flatmate too scared to tell you to clean up your mess.
Yet while this farce plays out, the rest of the world is already moving on. . .
The Spectator is the world's oldest weekly magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. The Australian version has a focus on Australian (and New Zealand!) issues. They have both a printed magazine and a website with discussion pieces and columns.