Xi Jinping’s reappointment as Chinese president with no term limits has raised a number of questions. What’s driven the move, should we be afraid, and what are the obstacles in the way of the newly-anointed “People’s Leader”? Sam Sachdeva reports.
Winston Peters sits down with Sam Sachdeva in Rarotonga to discuss his vision for the Pacific, Chinese influence in the region, and New Zealand's duty as an international leader
Jacinda Ardern has wrapped up her week-long trip to the Pacific, saying the visit has set the Government up well to move ahead with its Pacific reset. Sam Sachdeva travelled with the Prime Minister, and looks at the trip's successes and the challenges that will come next.
Rod Oram delves behind the scenes of Fonterra's Beingmate debacle in this week's column. He finds the board will have to make a momentous decision that has parallels with Fletcher Building's eventual removal of its CEO and retirement of its Chairman.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has brushed off concerns about Chinese aid following a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying grants and loans from the Asian superpower are “all out in the open”.
In this morning's email we learn that, although they won't say the name, China is the focus of Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters in the Pacific.
A "Pacific reset" for New Zealand's foreign policy is on the way, with Jacinda Ardern leading a delegation around the Pacific this week to hear about the big issues facing the countries. Sam Sachdeva writes about the Government's motivations for wanting to up its game.
It was Jacinda Ardern’s third trip to Australia in four months, but she keeps running into the same old obstacles with Malcolm Turnbull. Sam Sachdeva was in Sydney with the Prime Minister, and reports on the areas of contention - and cooperation - from her visit.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to buckle on his country’s deportation of Kiwis, claiming it is both legally and morally right to send back criminals who may never have stepped foot in New Zealand.
In this morning's email we learn that, while we were sleeping, Donald Trump fired the first shots in a potential trade war that could see New Zealand stuck between the opposing sides.