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AmeriNZ Blog · 5h ago

The census code arrived

Right on time, the census login form arrived today. So excited! (hey, I was a political science major—what you expect?! 🤣)A post shared by arthur_amerinz (@arthur_amerinz) on Feb 22, 2018 a...
AmeriNZ Blog · 5h ago

About that ‘saint’

When some famous dies, people have reactions, and opinions. People often want to share those. And when that famous person is also controversial, people definitely want to share their reactio...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2d ago

Time to be counted (for the census)

It’s that time again: New Zealand is about to conduct its five-yearly census. For a policy and political science geek like me, it’s better than Christmas. The ad above is the latest one prom...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2d ago

It’s a cruel summer

This has been a cruel (cruel) summer, as the song says. We’ve had several severe storms, and a hot and humid stretch. Then, over the past couple days, parts of the South Island and lower Nor...
AmeriNZ Blog · 4d ago

Thanks to advertising

The video above is an ad for New Zealand telecommunications company Spark. It appeared in Facebook earlier this month, and I thought it was just a social media promotion. Then, I saw the ad ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Bill English resigns

Bill English (Photo NZ National Party)Today Bill English, Leader of the Opposition, announced his resignation as Leader of the National Party, effective February 27. He will also leave Parli...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Summer realities

Birds have been picking at two tomatoes (the one in the photo and the one kind of in the background). But that means they’re leaving the rest alone, so it’s all good. So far we’ve harvested ...
AmeriNZ Blog · 1W ago

Differing perspectives

There are always differing viewpoints on the issues of the day, for all sorts reasons, such as different life experiences, ideologies, values, and so much more. Expressing different views on...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Pride on patrol

This is yet another reason New Zealand is pretty awesome. The police car in this video has been temporarily marked to show support for the LGBT+ communities, the Police's commitment to diver...
AmeriNZ Blog · 2W ago

Peaceful welcome

Today Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an historic speech at the upper marae at Waitangi. This was the most peaceful formal welcome in many years, mostly due to significant changes. The fo...