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Don’t let Covid turn NZ into a fortress

Former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark will join the debate about whether to open the border. Clark along with the former Prime Minister’s Chief Science...

Chinese Ambassador calls for NZ and China to work together on Covid-19

Wu XiMme Wu Xi is China's Ambassador to New Zealand and she has contributed this article. POLITIK is publishing it in the...

NZ ready to get heavy with the UK

New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement  (CPTPP). POLITIK understands...

Fancy footwork needed with Five Eyes

New Zealand faces a major foreign policy challenge as the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing agreement starts to become more of a security agreement. Australia appears to...

Angry phone call to Brussels

Relations between New Zealand and the EU appeared to reach a new low yesterday as Trade Minister David Parker complained that he had learned...

Trumping the US; China could join the CPTPP

As political and trade tensions with the United States rise, and its image as a global leader is tarnished by riots, China has indicated...

Dr Bloomfield to the rescue

New Zealand appears to have moved to reduce tension in the China-New Zealand relationship by calling on its Covid-19 hero, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, to...

NZ getting squeezed over Taiwan

New Zealand faces potential retaliation for its stance on Taiwan and the World Health Organisation whichever way it turns. The problem is that New Zealand...

Peters risks China’s ire with pro-US, pro-Taiwan policy

New Zealand has agreed to co-sign a United States letter calling for the admission of Taiwan to the World Health Organisation’s World Health Assembly...

China sends medical aid here

China is sending medical supplies to New Zealand to assist the country’s fight against the Covid-19 virus. And New...

China’s Ambassador pledges support for NZ: giving back with “precious jade”

The Chinese government has been in close cooperation with the New Zealand government to facilitate commercial cargo flights to transport loads of medical supplies to New Zealand.

UK Foreign Secretary in plea to Peters to help get stranded Brits home

British Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has phoned Foreign Minister Winton Peters making a plea for the New Zealand Government to enable possibly 6500 British...

Chinese whispers: what the Ambassador really meant

The Chinese Ambassador's media briefing on the coronavirus yesterday was an unusual enough event in itself, but buried within it were more than a...

Damning final verdict on McCully’s Saudi sheep deal

The CEOs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have delivered a final nail in the coffin...

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