What do you think of the politics/political leaders(s) of your country?
I think politics in New Zealand is probably similar to politics everywhere else, except that New Zealand is so small, that everyone knows someone who knows everyone else.
So we have a full range of political issues.
And we have so many advantages, few people, world’s largest moat, enough food for everyone.
And a few challenges – large volcanoes, large earthquakes, and some big storms.
And most of the people are great – friendly, kind, compassionate – and a few are not.
I think that most of our politicians genuinely want to make a difference for everyone, and there are some very different understandings of how best to achieve that.
Our current leader is more in the mindset of “money can solve just about everything” than any we’ve had for a long time, so he and don’t agree about a lot in terms of monetary and financial policies. And I think it is possible that he does care, but simply doesn’t understand the consequence of what he is doing – he doesn’t have that on his own.
We have racial issues, financial issues, clashes of cultures and ways of thinking, as everywhere else on the planet; and for all that, it is a great place to live.