All Black Diplomacy

Kiwi Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Don McKinnon, is “a New Zealander in the traditional mould … he’s a refreshing antidote to the blandness of his three predecessors, who knew that if they stopped being boring they were likely to offend.” His ‘All Black style robustness’ has been severely tested in his first four months in office, first by the civil war in Zimbabwe, and then the coup in Fiji.  


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Our Covid Response the Best of a Bad Year

Our Covid Response the Best of a Bad Year

Covid may have made 2020 a year to forget, but amid the gloom there were plenty of positive moments, with countries like New Zealand and led by women having “systematically and…