Two gorillas in the room: Trump and China
Visiting US experts outline concerns about China, and Trump - and find Kiwis remarkably relaxed about the rise of Asia’s great power.
‘Be ready for a beating’
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg must front up to the US Congress. Here’s what he has to do.
Fiji’s efforts to keep fish in the sea
For Pacific nations, it’s the $850 million question: how can we stop illegal fishing in our waters?
Adjusting your sails for changing winds
“You can’t change the wind but you can adjust your sails. And I think that’s the case with climate change adaptation.” New Zealand can learn off the Dutch when it comes to planning for rising water levels.
Trump’s death penalty plan for opioid dealers
Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty.
Why Stephen Hawking never got a Nobel Prize
“The Nobel Prize is not given to the smartest person or even the one who makes the greatest contribution to science. It’s given to discovery.”
Trump backpedals on gun control tough talk
Two weeks ago Trump scolded a Republican senator for being “afraid of the NRA”. His rhetoric is now giving way to political reality.
Pacific trip shapes challenges to come
An official visit to the Pacific must be a political propagandist’s dream - but there are tougher challenges in store for Jacinda Ardern’s government.