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GCSB accuses Chinese state security of cyber attack on NZ

Security Services Minister Andrew Little last night accused Chinese "state-sponsored actors" of malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “New Zealand has established links between Chinese...

Superpowers put squeeze on Ardern’s summit

Superpower rivalries were never far from the surface during Friday night’s APEC Covid summit. The summit. presided over by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern from a...

Ardern chairs APEC summit with Biden, Putin and Xi

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said last night’s informal APEC summit heard from the World health Organisation that the current Covid pandemic had “a while...

Biden’s “Asia Tsar” woos New Zealand

The Biden administration yesterday defined what it wants its relationship with New Zealand to be. It might be summed up as “close friend” rather than...

Together – only slightly apart

There is now only a subtle and very small difference between Australia and New Zealand over whether they support President Biden’s call for an...

Scott drops by to see Jacinda – but Biden is in the background.

Australia is supporting the call for an investigation into whether Covid escaped from a virology lab in Wuhan. So far, both the New Zealand Prime...

Finding a way to let Scott Morrison in to New Zealand

Officials were working last night on drafting a Health Order which would allow Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into the country on Sunday for...

The cooling of relations with China: Why two MPs retired last year

National and Labour quietly agreed last year that two Chinese MPs would retire at the same time because of growing security concerns about their...

Clark and Key advise Ardern on China

Two former Prime Ministers yesterday took a direct aim at the current leadership in the Government and Opposition and reinforced what an independent foreign...

Mahuta has to defend her Five Eyes comments

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrived in Wellington on Wednesday night, followed by curses and threats from Beijing after she ended Victoria’s  Belt and...

Mahuta redefines New Zealand’s foreign policy

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s speech to the New Zealand China Council yesterday was arguably one of the most important made by a foreign minister...

Samoan PM faces tough challenge today

by Nanai Anae Dr Iati Iati Nanai Anae Dr. Iati Iati is a Senior Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations Programme, and Pacific...

Dealing with the tiger. What to do about the Uighurs.

Speaking last Thursday in Paihia to an audience of diplomats, Foreign Minister, Nanaia Mahuta ticked off New Zealand’s foreign relationships. In order, she covered: Australia,...

The China trade agreement; you can’t always get what you want to get

New Zealand Trade Minister Damien O'Connor yesterday finally got to sign the upgrade to the New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement negotiated in...

How our trade negotiators will navigate the post Trump, post covid, new green world.

It sounds simple. Trump goes; vaccines neutralise Covid, and by the end of next year, foreign trade is back to what we used to...