Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government successfully navigated their first few months on the world stage, with only a few bumps in the road. However, 2018 may present some early tests for Ardern and her team, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
With New Zealand among those at an international summit in Canada to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme, Robert Ayson says we may have to swallow a "nuclear rat" to prevent war on the Korean peninsula - even if it cuts against our anti-nuclear ideals.
An international summit aimed at containing North Korea’s nuclear programme is an opportunity to push for wider and stronger sanctions, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.
In today's email we detailed the call by Winston Peters for an investigation into the background and activities of National list MP Jian Yang, we asked where to now for the WTO, and we reported from India about the boom and bust of our export education industry.
In today's email we reported on the challenges facing next year's planned "digital first" census, dug into the document dump about the questions asked during coalition negotiations and detailed some grim reading on climate change.
The Government will not have to release a 33-page coalition document, after a ruling from Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier that it does not qualify as official information.
Political scientist Bryce Edwards argues New Zealand needs to have a careful debate now about China's use of soft power to influence our political system, rather than ignore it and face a nasty one later.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has backed the Government’s refusal to release a 33-page coalition document, saying in a provisional ruling he is satisfied it has not played a role in policy decisions.
In today's email, we cover look into how the new Government's early delivery on transparency has been poor, despite its promises.
Comment: A month seems early for a new government to dash hopes of a fresh start - yet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s team seems determined to break the speed record when it comes to disregard for public transparency.