Will the Prime Minister continue her authoritarian divide and rule, or will she realise that in a democracy true leadership involves protecting rights, not trampling them into the ground.
Ardern did think she was teaching the rest of the world how to cope with a pandemic. She has been brought down to Earth with a very loud bump.
With the health system already under serious pressure, it is sheer madness for Labour to consider pressing ahead with the upheaval that would be caused by major structural reform at a time when the Covid-19 elimination strategy is being abandoned.
Since the election, one out of every seven people who voted for Labour have shifted their support to another party. All it takes is another one out of every seven to do the same and its game over for Labour and He Puapua.
I acknowledge that police surveillance and monitoring are key components in community safety and national security. But they do not result in rehabilitation. In fact, they could arguably encourage reoffending.