Prussia of the Pacific?

A Guardian columnist points out an eerie similarity between the recent elections in NZ and Germany. Both were held on the same weekend and both delivered a spectacularly close finish between the two dominant centre-right and centre-left parties. “The obvious answer to the problem would be for Germany’s SPD party to form a grand coalition with NZ’s Labour and rule both countries – NZ did once rejoice in a 19th-century nickname as ‘the Prussia of the Pacific.'”  


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John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

John Edwards Named UK’s Information Commissioner

British MPs have approved New Zealander John Edwards as next Information Commissioner for the UK, Jamie Harris reports for the Evening Standard. Edwards faced questions from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport…