The news that matters this morning
With its bloody civil war put to rest, Sri Lanka is stepping onto the world stage with confidence. Shane Cowlishaw travels to the island nation to discover what opportunities await New Zealand businesses bold enough to enter the market.
In today's email we discussed what has happened overnight, and over the weekend.
In this morning's email we look into how Ardern has attempted to cover the blind spot over Russia opened up by Winston Peters.
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
In today's email we caught up on the latest from in and around the Beehive.
If we don’t have robust conversations about China in New Zealand, we risk sleep-walking into a relationship with a nation we don’t fully understand or ruining one of our most important international relationships, Pip McLachlan writes.
New Zealand appears unlikely to follow Western allies in expelling any Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a former spy, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying our intelligence officials are unaware of any Russian spies operating here.
Over-fishing is a growing problem in the Pacific, as nations try to stop their stocks from being depleted beyond repair. Sam Sachdeva visited Suva to learn about Fiji’s efforts to stop illegal fishing in its tracks and how New Zealand is lending a helping hand.
When some Fijians think of New Zealand, they think of big white flying boats soaring overhead – a common sight between 1941 and 1967 when the RNZAF had a base in Laucala Bay. Sam Sachdeva was in Suva for the unveiling of a sculpture to commemorate New Zealand’s flying boat veterans.