The European Union’s top-ranking diplomat has talked up greater cooperation with New Zealand during a flying visit to the country, saying the EU is a reliable partner in an increasingly unstable environment.
New Zealand must strengthen its voice in the Asia-Pacific as the country faces an “inflection point” in its history, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. Sam Sachdeva reports.
The job of Donald Trump’s New Zealand representative would seem a nightmare to some, but Scott Brown says he’s “the luckiest guy in the world”. Brown marks his first year as Washington’s man in Wellington this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the highs and lows of the job so far.
The annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore is a chance for Asia-Pacific countries to discuss the region's major security challenges. David Capie attended the summit and says the rise of the "Indo-Pacific", tension between Washington and Beijing, and hints about changes to New Zealand's defence policy were among his takeaways.
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.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that she is opposed to militarisation in the Pacific when asked about a potential Chinese base in Vanuatu.
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.
In this morning's email we look into the potential costs of Fonterra's Beingmate investment, and of New Zealand's greenhouse gas trajectory.
The Cook Islands is one of the Pacific's success stories - but that success comes with its own challenges. Sam Sachdeva reports from Rarotonga on the buoyant state of the country's economy and how that may affect its future.