The UK’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Jonathan Sinclair is heading back to London after three years in the role. Sinclair spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the “adult” relationship between the two countries and what Brexit means for our existing ties.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says New Zealand will be no worse off as a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, following bilateral talks with Prime Minister Bill English.
In today's email we find out why October 12 may be a very important date, and we take an in-depth look at infrastructure funding and how the migration tweaks may themselves be tweaked as a result of industry lobbying.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson put forth the usual platitudes during his first day in New Zealand, but he has already faced some tougher questions over his country’s attitude to Kiwi arrivals. Sam Sachdeva reports.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how Brexit and the election of Donald Trump represent the sudden collapse of a social contract in favour of globalisation. Tweaks won't be enough to rebuild it.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I say Donald Trump's implosion does not mean the anti-globalisation backlash has ended - but rather it has only just begun, and New Zealand should adapt and ensure we don't catch the worst of the Trumpism bug.
All over the developed world the masses are revolting and not in a friendly or productive way.
The fallout from Brexit on global trade politics and financial markets dominated the discussion in Wellington yesterday, although the more substantive news came from John Shewan's 124 page Inquiry into Foreign Trusts.
The decision by 51.9% of British voters on Friday afternoon to leave the EU unleashed turmoil in Europe and on financial markets, but New Zealand's leaders and the New Zealand economy took more of a 'Keep calm and carry on' approach.
The New Zealand dollar surged overnight to a 13-month high of over 72.4 USc and over 76 on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) as investors became more convinced that British voters would opt to remain in the European Union.