New Zealand and World Politics

New Zealand can do more on nuclear issue – Jacinda Ardern – Newshub

New Zealand can do more on nuclear issue – Jacinda Ardern – Newshub

Only a month into the job Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has instructed her team to see what more New Zealand can do on nuclear non-proliferation. It’s not just in relation to North Korea that Ms... »

New Zealand refugee offer a future possibility – Malcolm Turnbull – Newshub

New Zealand refugee offer a future possibility – Malcolm Turnbull – Newshub

Malcolm Turnbull has softened his language over New Zealand’s offer to take 150 refugees from Manus Island. “It’s a possibility that could happen in the future but it is not … ... »

A place for leadership – Newsroom

A place for leadership – Newsroom

Purpose, place and process should be the most important aspects of leadership, with personality consigned to the background, writes Victoria University’s Brad Jackson Mainstream and social media... »

Big China, weaker America: New Zealand’s options – Newsroom

Big China, weaker America: New Zealand’s options – Newsroom

New Zealand has been relying upon an equilibrium of power between the United States and China to pursue its interests in Asia. But under Donald Trump the US’s role in Asia’s balance is coming undone. ... »

Australia opens door to New Zealand taking Manus Island refugees – NZ Herald

Australia opens door to New Zealand taking Manus Island refugees – NZ Herald

The Australian Government has acknowledged that New Zealand could deal direct with Papua New Guinea over taking some of the Manus Island refugees – and Australia could not block such a deal. Aus... »

Shaw to UN conference: NZ now a leader in climate change – NZ Herald

Shaw to UN conference: NZ now a leader in climate change – NZ Herald

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has evoked the nuclear-free and women’s suffrage movements in telling to a UN conference that New Zealand has turned a corner and will now be a world leader on... »

William Maley: Turnbull plays for One Nation votes by declining NZ’s offer on refugees – NZ Herald

William Maley: Turnbull plays for One Nation votes by declining NZ’s offer on refugees – NZ Herald

In November 2009, the current Australian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Malcolm Turnbull, was leader of the opposition. In public, he and his colleagues routinely berated the refugee policy ... »

Jacinda Ardern’s burn on Donald Trump: ‘Nobody marched when I was elected’ – NZ Herald

Jacinda Ardern’s burn on Donald Trump: ‘Nobody marched when I was elected’ – NZ Herald

There were no awkward handshakes or sexist comments that we know of – but the Prime Minister did exchange a couple of light-hearted quips with US President Donald Trump while at Apec in Vietnam.... »

Labour calls horse-trading over waka-jumping bill ‘cheap’ – NZ Herald

Labour calls horse-trading over waka-jumping bill ‘cheap’ – NZ Herald

Justice Minister Andrew Little says it would be “a bit cheap” to do a deal with the Greens in exchange for their support for the waka-jumping bill – but it is generally not uncommon ... »

NZ to give millions more for Rohingya crisis – NZ Herald

NZ to give millions more for Rohingya crisis – NZ Herald

The Government will give an extra $2.5 million for the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, which has seen more than 600,000 ethnic Rohingya flee their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. Foreign Mini... »

Defence Minister Ron Mark says he is seeking permission to wear foreign medals – NZ Herald

Defence Minister Ron Mark says he is seeking permission to wear foreign medals – NZ Herald

Defence minister Ron Mark has admitted wearing medals he did not have permission to wear. He is now seeking permission to wear medals which have taken pride of place on his chest during the swearing i... »

Open letter to Jacinda Ardern: Put People and Planet first in TPPA-11

Open letter to Jacinda Ardern: Put People and Planet first in TPPA-11

Dear Jacinda, Welcome to government, we’re pleased to have you as our new Prime Minister. During its 9 years in power, the National government brought New Zealand within a whisker of committing us all... »

‘It will be possible for us to meet our goals’ – Robertson – MSN

‘It will be possible for us to meet our goals’ – Robertson – MSN

Suggestions by ANZ economists that the new Labour-led government will have to borrow billions more than expected to meet its spending promises are being brushed off by the Finance Minister. During the... »

Govt will not sell TVNZ, but ‘explore all options’ – MSN

Govt will not sell TVNZ, but ‘explore all options’ – MSN

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran is alarmed the previous government did nothing to address TVNZ’s declining revenue, despite being warned about it by officials earlier this year, she says. Tre... »

US seeks out Winston Peters for special project – NZ Herald

US seeks out Winston Peters for special project – NZ Herald

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has twice sought out Foreign Minister Winston Peters to discuss a mystery project about the Asia-Pacific region, expected to be announced soon. The mystery prompted... »

Jacinda Ardern and Rodrigo Duterte chat about travel before the main event – NZ Herald

Jacinda Ardern and Rodrigo Duterte chat about travel before the main event – NZ Herald

The last event on Jacinda Ardern’s programme at the East Asia Summit in Manila was a late night meeting with controversial and bizarre president Rodrigo Duterte who had high praise for New Zeala... »

Petition on mass irrigation presented to government – MSN

Petition on mass irrigation presented to government – MSN

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition calling for the government not to back away from its commitment to reduce mass irrigation. While the new Labour-led government has decided to scrap funding ... »

Ardern ready for military request from Duterte – MSN

Ardern ready for military request from Duterte – MSN

Jacinda Ardern is prepared for a request from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for military help in the fight against Islamic State. Australia has already provided navy, air force and army suppor... »

National MP’s emotional maiden speech – MSN

National MP’s emotional maiden speech – MSN

As part of her maiden speech, National’s Denise Lee spoke about how the death of her two-year-old son had become the driving force for her political career. That’s when politics became per... »

Labour taking credit for National’s TPP agreement – English – MSN

Labour taking credit for National’s TPP agreement – English – MSN

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal edging towards the line, National Party leader Bill English says Labour is trying to claim his party’s hard work. “I think there’s been a bit ... »

China property website launching last-minute NZ campaign – MSN

China property website launching last-minute NZ campaign – MSN

A Chinese property website is encouraging customers to snap up property in New Zealand, before the new Government clamps down on foreign buyers. Juwai will run a campaign throughout December, connecti... »

Coalition talks ‘essentially a fraud’ – MSN

Coalition talks ‘essentially a fraud’ – MSN

Former cabinet minister Chris Finlayson has told parliament the coalition negotiations carried out after the election by NZ First leader Winston Peters were “essentially a fraud”. Since Mr... »