Monday, July 13, 2020

Foreign Affairs

Germany to talk refugees (and trade) with NZ

The visit of the German Bundestag Speaker, Prof. Dr Norbert Lammert, this weekend includes a tour of the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre. This is not...

McCully loses a friend

The Government unveiled its new “Sporting Diplomacy” programme for the Pacific yesterday and quite possibly not a moment too soon. While the Prime Minister and...

Clark happy to sit in middle of pack in UN race

  Former Prime Minister Helen Clark made no progress in Monday’s Security Council straw poll to select the next United Nations Secretary General She got six...

US blocks McCully's showpiece

The Middle East  showpiece peace plan much promoted last year by Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, appears to have been blocked by the United States. The...

NZ at centre of Syrian crisis but powerless to do anything

New Zealand yesterday found itself at the centre of an international crisis yesterday but was powerless to do anything. And as a consequence the Prime...

New Zealand takes on the super powers at the UN

Though Helen Clark’s campaign to become UN Secretary General looks to have stalled, New Zealand’s bigger mission in New York, to make something of...

Beijing summons NZ diplomats to late night meeting over South China Sea

New Zealand diplomats in Beijing were last month summonsed into the Chinese Foreign Ministry at 9.00 p.m. to hear China’s  complaints about New Zealand’s...

Brownlee manoeuvres the Navy around Treasury and the Americans

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee yesterday confirmed that the Cabinet had approved the purchase of a $493 million ice-strengthened tanker for the Navy. The announcement coming...

Chinese puzzle

The Government's sensitivity over the relationship with China was  evident yesterday as Ministers retreated into no comments over allegations that China was threatening trade...

Navy gets new tanker but does it need more. Simon Murdoch thinks it might.

One of the country’s most eminent former public servants is questioning some aspects of the recent Defence White paper and wondering whether the document...

The EU – UK breakup: How McCully plans to win

New Zealand is talking about an all-out diplomatic assault on Europe and Britain as the country tries to extricate itself from the European Union. Ministry...

NZ in new UN move

Foreign Minister Murray McCully heads off to the UN Security Council today with a new New Zealand initiative. Mr McCully says New Zealand is making...

The Iranian Foreign Minister's visit – missiles and mutton

New Zealand’s seat on the Security Council is beginning to pay tangible dividends on the trade front. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif included a...

Key tells Aussies we are not part of ANZUS

Prime Minister John Key is challenging Australia’s attempt to redefine the Australia-New Zealand defence arrangement as being a part of ANZUS. Mr Key’s comments at...

AUSTRALIA SAYS WE'RE STILL PART OF ANZUS

The Defence White Paper which was intended to be published before the end of last year is now expected to be published by the...

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