Tag Archives: Judith Collins

Judith Collins Named National Party’s New Leader

Judith Collins Named National Party’s New Leader

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, widely known for her exhortations to kindness and compassion, will face Judith Collins – a combative, tough-talking conservative lawmaker who styled herself after Margaret Thatcher – in the country’s general…

Push for More Electric Cars on NZ Roads

Push for More Electric Cars on NZ Roads

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins said the Government would set aside $2.5m to help stimulate the electric-vehicle market in the country. “The funding will provide up to 50 per cent funding for projects that…

Judith Collins to Study at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Judith Collins to Study at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

New Zealand’s Justice Minister Judith Collins has been invited to study at the prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She will join its Leadership Decision Making program from 23-28 June. Ms….

Poisonous Fuming

Poisonous Fuming

It is said that those gifted with foresight often observe ‘tohu’, signs, portents of things to come. Recently we have witnessed a raft of missed signals in a range of circumstances across Aotearoa. In…

It’s an Ill Wind

It’s an Ill Wind

My apologies for such a delay between posts. I’ve been no more flat out than usual but for some reason the muse seems to have deserted me and I’ve been struggling with expressing my…

Prison fag ban ahead

Prison fag ban ahead

New Zealand is to ban smoking in prisons from 1 July 211. Corrections Minister Judith Collins said high levels of smoking were a risk to staff and prisoners. Opponents are concerned that violence in…

Splitting Cells

Splitting Cells

“New Zealand has found a cheap and quick way to build its prisons by converting used shipping containers into cells to deal with a record high number of inmates,” writes Philippa McDonald for the…