You can’t help but wonder what people around the world might be thinking.

As they sit in their locked down towns and cities, staring at their overused TV screens, looking at the clear blue skies of a New Zealand summer and the spectacle of America’s Cup yachts sailing at roaring speeds across the Waitematā Harbour, they must be saying “wow”.

Many of them will also be saying “I want to go there”, or possibly even “I want to live there”.

Despite what you think of her politics, we have a Prime Minister who is internationally adored, and, aided by the distance that was once our nemesis, and a relatively sparse population, we have a better record of managing Covid-19 than almost any other country.