curia did a poll for Hobson's Pledge that asked if New Zealanders and New Zealand is less divided or more divided than a year ago. The results were that a huge 72% said more divided and only 10% less divided.
One can argue about why this is (Government policies, covid-19, cancel culture etc) but regardless of cause, we should all be concerned that the vast majority of New Zealanders think we are a more divided country. This is not a trend we want to continue.
Political leaders should give serious consideration as to what they can do to turn this trend about, and bring New Zealanders together.