Indeed, many of New Zealand’s highest-profile public figures – Katherine Mansfield, Kate Sheppard, Anna Paquin – moved there as children or left as young adults. ©2020 Verizon Media. Supporters want Ardern to push harder on reforms such as tackling inequality and boosting incomes after she failed to deliver on some key promises in her first term. Source: @HHShkMohd / Twitter. “The money is harsh, but the backlash is worse,” said one proud Kiwi, 20 years in London. It makes for a cute 30-second clip but those stereotypes stick with people well beyond 30 seconds. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. New Zealanders are expected to vote in favour of euthanasia but against the legalisation of cannabis. These problems are supercharged by a powerful industrial complex that mass produces ignorance, hate, and fear. Ardern chose the latter by embracing the situation, empathically holding the victims, and taking bold action by announcing within a week that there would be a ban on semi-automatic military style rifles. HuffPost’s ‘This New World’ series is funded by Partners for a New Economy and the Kendeda Fund. 50 people are confirmed dead and 36 are injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999. The strong and inspiring response by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to the terrorist killing of 50 people in two mosques has taught us a critical lesson in leadership. “Sympathy and love for all Muslim communities,” the Prime Minister told him. It is only right that those making a permanent move should be exempt from these fees, but by charging citizens as “temporary visitors”, the government gives credence to that “us against them” narrative. His memoir charts his glitzy rise, glamorous rule, and gutting decline. If you have an idea or tip for the editorial series, send an email to, Your vote is your voice! Separate to any specifics of disrupted plans or looming family emergencies, the fees are a symbolic blow to our sense of national identity, of belonging to New Zealand from afar. To prosecute an “us and them” case from the outset. Many of us were surprised to learn we’d quit. Today is National Voter Registration Day! Facebook used these tactics when it hired the consultants, to divert attention from criticism that the company was undermining democracy. The attack is the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history. Published by Arena Holdings and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January. A model that says gender norms are a historical relic best left to the past. Rather it is because those stakes seem higher than ever that they are prepared to weather the risk, expense, time off work and 14-day quarantine at a time of immense financial precarity. After 50 people were killed at two Christchurch mosques on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emerges to show empathy … Ardern makes us aware that our numbness to violent and senseless deaths, our lack of response, is not natural human behavior. Video, 00:01:25Being a mum and being New Zealand's PM, 'I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy' Video, 00:02:20'I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy', New Zealand PM's 'unusual' announcement. Video, 00:01:15, Eating disorders and British sport. Video, 00:05:59, The story of the blaze that destroyed Moria camp, Philippines artificial beach 'bad for environment' Video, 00:02:58, Philippines artificial beach 'bad for environment', Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine. Dreamworld’s Deborah Thomas actually copped both of these criticisms within the space of a week in 2018. Video, 00:15:48Undercover in the schools that chain boys, Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media' Video, 00:03:10Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media', Burnham: 'This is not just Greater Manchester's fight' Video, 00:01:25Burnham: 'This is not just Greater Manchester's fight', Robot dolphins and a skeleton worth millions. He later declared that Osama Bin Laden would be taken “dead or alive”. The National party, struggling in opposition, has been quick to stoke widespread ill will against new arrivals for breaking the country’s Covid-free streak and absconding from quarantine. Pre-pandemic it existed alongside the view that those on their “overseas experience” brought the benefits back home. It’s something that Australian – and indeed global – politics could use a whole lot more of. Video, 00:01:25, 'I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy' Video, 00:02:20, 'I don't mind the interest in my pregnancy', New Zealand PM's 'unusual' announcement. Fifty people died following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. A skill that has been lost here in Australian politics. A second outbreak in largest city Auckland was also quickly stamped out with a regional lockdown, though one new community case was reported on Sunday. The Latest. By declaring “they are us”, she set the tone for how people should respond to this tragedy. But in the battle to keep the country Covid-free, the “team of five million” has turned against Kiwis overseas who might dare to want to return, the question of fees dividing friends and families in what might be likened to Leave versus Remain. New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern is known for being open and likeable - but critics say that makes her a weak leader. In June 2018, she and her partner Clarke Gayford welcomed their first child, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. The New Zealand prime minister's reaction to the Christchurch mass shootings shows we can break out of default reactions of numbness and denial. We are desensitized. Contrary to how it has been framed, $3,100 is not a co-payment; it comes close to a full-cost recovery for an individual. Get the inside track on the thrill of mountain biking. This is clear through different behaviors. Video, 00:01:00New Zealand PM reveals name of baby, Being a mum and being New Zealand's PM. Read about our approach to external linking. There will also be some scope for waivers on compassionate grounds, such as to see a dying relative or attend a funeral. The Silicon Valley–based big data companies are at the center of a mutation of capitalism that Harvard’s Shoshana Zuboff calls Surveillance Capitalism and that divides citizens into two groups: watchers and watched. Labour won 49% of the vote and 64 of the 120 seats in parliament. Video, 00:04:21Eating disorders and British sport, 'We're in our skin for life, not for likes' Video, 00:04:36'We're in our skin for life, not for likes', Undercover in the schools that chain boys. At the core of this industrial complex are two main forces. Kate Kushner April 12, 2019 “We are ultimately here because 50 people died and they do not have a voice,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared to New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday, April 10. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting. In addition to flights and time off work (and, in some cases, a second quarantine bill on return), these fees will render Aotearoa inaccessible to all but the most wealthy overseas citizens for the foreseeable future. For more content and to be part of the ‘This New World’ community, follow our Facebook page. The upshot of all the above? There were 9,179 lies and misleading statements by President Trump in his first 787 days in office, according to The Washington Post, and no decline in his popularity among his supporters. Ardern has also expressed reluctance to review legislation tying a vote to a visit every three years – even as the pandemic (and now, this policy) has made that virtually impossible. The nation faces persistent budget deficits and net debt that will surge to 56% of GDP by 2026 from 28% in mid-2020, according to Treasury forecasts. We continue to cause destruction. “We in this house are their voice. She tells the BBC how she's trying to chart a different path. ... Hagen Hopkins via Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie Mosque on March 17, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now. Throughout her first term, Ardern displayed an unconventional leadership style - one of compassion and conviction. Jacinda Ardern has said little beyond the security focused press-conferences required of a national leader at such a time. The Silicon Valley–based big data companies are at the center of a mutation of capitalism that Harvard’s Shoshana Zuboff calls. Trump is the symptom. Two-and-a-half months ago, when New Zealand went back to work after a swift and effective lockdown, prime minister Jacinda Ardern thanked her “team of five million”. That in turn has made it harder for many to enter the housing market — something Ardern is trying to fix by removing barriers to new home construction. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Ardern, 40, won international plaudits for her response to the deadly shootings at two mosques in 2019, donning a headscarf as a mark of respect as she mourned with the Muslim community. “But my hope as someone who has, of course, a strong interest in politics is that we have elections globally where we try to move beyond the divisive nature that elections can sometimes bring, because that can be damaging for democracy,” she said. E-commerce is the future of sales: is your business ready? We Should All Learn From Her. But to charge us for it? Video, 00:01:00, Being a mum and being New Zealand's PM. Many eventually return to live. Ironically, her increased mandate may prompt her to rein in her left-leaning instincts as she looks to hang on to the centre-right voters who have flocked to her banner. But to know that we might be painted as self-serving, ski-happy defectors if we did stings as much as the big bill. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images). wo-and-a-half months ago, when New Zealand went back to work after a swift and effective lockdown, prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Nothing. Morning Briefing Oct 19: Will Labour share power with the Greens? It aims to stimulate investment and create jobs through major infrastructure projects and incentives for small business. In response to unimaginable horror, after, an Australian gunman killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques on Friday. They either meet the expectations placed on them as leaders, or the expectations that come with their gender. This shuttered the economy but wiped out community spread of the virus, allowing restrictions to be removed sooner than in many other countries. The first is denial: shown in the U.S. through 1.45 million casualties and no action on gun laws but also through a refusal to act on climate change even in the face of rampant destruction by extreme weather conditions (floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfire). Video, 00:01:08, Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine. 9 Ways To Make Staying In During COVID-19 Feel Special, Education and Inspiration for Working Women During Covid-19, 7 Ways To Say Goodbye To Sad Desk Lunches, “We Know About More Than We’ve Been Able To Print”. This thinking is so established in New Zealand culture that there is a name for it: “tall poppy syndrome”, referring to the impulse to cut down to size those seen as successful or superior. But my Facebook feed has been flooded with stories of the desperate personal toll of this policy, some of which I have been permitted to share. Destruction of nature (pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, dismantling the EPA), of societal foundations both domestically (media, judiciary) and globally (multilateral institutions) and of our humanity.

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