Chris Trotter is known principally for his weekly political columns and his commentaries on radio and television and has spent most of his adult life either engaging in or writing about politics.

He was the founding editor of The New Zealand Political Review (1992-2005) and in 2007 authored No Left Turn, a political history of New Zealand.

He describes himself as an “Old New Zealander” – i.e. someone who remembers what the country was like before Rogernomics. You can find his blog at

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