Sam Sachdeva

After less than a decade of service, the NZ Defence Force’s fleet of armoured Pinzgauer vehicles is headed to its final resting place - as target practice for Kiwi soldiers.

New Zealand’s Pacific reset has been praised by a top United States diplomat, who has warned Pacific countries against becoming “saddled with debt” as China boosts its spending in the region.

RNZ’s champagne will remain on ice after missing out on additional funding in this year’s Budget, but the Government says it is still committed to boosting the public broadcaster.

The board of New Zealand’s superannuation fund has come out swinging against proposed government restrictions on chief executive pay, suggesting they may breach the body’s statutory independence.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled her government will ramp up its engagement with China. Yet a conference designed to tout the benefits of doing business with Beijing also highlighted the obstacles, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

That Donald Trump has upended the world of diplomacy is not up for debate. Yet the New Zealand embassy’s decision to engage a US lobbying firm with no prior foreign experience raises questions about the state of our affairs in Washington, as Sam Sachdeva writes.