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Articles by Chris Trotter

30th Nov 20, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
30th Nov 20, 8:30am
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
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Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
16th Nov 20, 9:56am
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Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
16th Nov 20, 9:56am
9th Nov 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
9th Nov 20, 8:00am
2nd Nov 20, 7:32am
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Chris Trotter argues the cannabis ‘Yes’ Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical 'anti-pleasure principle' remains in the New Zealand character
Chris Trotter argues the cannabis ‘Yes’ Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical 'anti-pleasure principle' remains in the New Zealand character
2nd Nov 20, 7:32am
26th Oct 20, 9:00am
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If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
26th Oct 20, 9:00am
18th Oct 20, 10:14am
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Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
18th Oct 20, 10:14am
12th Oct 20, 9:11am
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Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
12th Oct 20, 9:11am
5th Oct 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter says Donald Trump’s hospitalisation reminds us that what happens in Washington matters in Wellington
Chris Trotter says Donald Trump’s hospitalisation reminds us that what happens in Washington matters in Wellington
5th Oct 20, 8:00am
28th Sep 20, 7:28am
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Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
28th Sep 20, 7:28am
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
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With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
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Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
7th Sep 20, 7:30am
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Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand's costly elimination strategy for dealing with Covid-19 might paradoxically end up paying for itself
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand's costly elimination strategy for dealing with Covid-19 might paradoxically end up paying for itself
7th Sep 20, 7:30am
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
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Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
24th Aug 20, 7:59am
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Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
24th Aug 20, 7:59am
17th Aug 20, 8:00am
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The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
17th Aug 20, 8:00am
7th Aug 20, 9:21am
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Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
7th Aug 20, 9:21am
3rd Aug 20, 8:31am
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Chris Trotter argues Richard Prebble made Act competitive electorally by turning it into a right-wing populist party, and asks whether David Seymour is doing the same
Chris Trotter argues Richard Prebble made Act competitive electorally by turning it into a right-wing populist party, and asks whether David Seymour is doing the same
3rd Aug 20, 8:31am
27th Jul 20, 9:21am
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Chris Trotter considers whether if all news is political, then all news is also, in the eyes of its intended victims, at least, 'fake'
Chris Trotter considers whether if all news is political, then all news is also, in the eyes of its intended victims, at least, 'fake'
27th Jul 20, 9:21am
20th Jul 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
20th Jul 20, 8:00am
13th Jul 20, 8:51am
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Chris Trotter says National's leader Todd Muller should emulate Donald Trump's 2015-16 strategy of running against his own party, telling National's voters he will 'drain the swamp' of the waters polluted by years of dirty politics
Chris Trotter says National's leader Todd Muller should emulate Donald Trump's 2015-16 strategy of running against his own party, telling National's voters he will 'drain the swamp' of the waters polluted by years of dirty politics
13th Jul 20, 8:51am
6th Jul 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter delves into the demands for a Covid-19 exit strategy and points to four fundamental operating principles to serve as a guide for 'Covexiters'
Chris Trotter delves into the demands for a Covid-19 exit strategy and points to four fundamental operating principles to serve as a guide for 'Covexiters'
6th Jul 20, 8:00am
29th Jun 20, 10:30am
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Chris Trotter argues the RNZ podcast series on the SIS during the Cold War makes a fortuitous and timely recharacterisation of our spooks against the backdrop of the modern threat from China
Chris Trotter argues the RNZ podcast series on the SIS during the Cold War makes a fortuitous and timely recharacterisation of our spooks against the backdrop of the modern threat from China
29th Jun 20, 10:30am
22nd Jun 20, 9:44am
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Chris Trotter looks at what happens when 'light-handed regulation' turns out to mean 'no regulation at all'
Chris Trotter looks at what happens when 'light-handed regulation' turns out to mean 'no regulation at all'
22nd Jun 20, 9:44am
15th Jun 20, 10:02am
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Chris Trotter assesses National leader Todd Muller's weekend speech suggesting he has told Jacinda Ardern: 'I’ll see your kindness and raise you unconditional Christian love'
Chris Trotter assesses National leader Todd Muller's weekend speech suggesting he has told Jacinda Ardern: 'I’ll see your kindness and raise you unconditional Christian love'
15th Jun 20, 10:02am

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