Peters confirms China concerns
Acting PM confirms Beijing has raised concerns through diplomatic channels, but says New Zealand won’t pull its punches.
Sam Sachdeva: Bold defence plan comes at a cost
The Govt’s new defence statement pulls surprisingly few punches - but can it afford to deal with all the threats we face?
Brown in tune with Trump after first year
Representing Donald Trump in NZ would seem a nightmare to some, but Scott Brown says he’s “the luckiest guy in the world”.
Birth, death and taxes at EU trade launch
The EU Trade Commissioner was overshadowed by Babywatch - but Cecilia Malmström welcomed another newborn for NZ.
Kiwi diplomat’s lobbyist emails revealed
NZ’s second-in-charge in Washington, disciplined for Trump tweets, in spotlight again over emails to US lobbying firm.
US praises ‘Pacific reset’, warns over debt
A top US diplomat is warns Pacific countries against becoming “saddled with debt” as China boosts its spending.
Eyes open to China ties, but challenges ahead
The Prime Minister has pledged to rev up NZ’s engagement with China, but there are some tricky topics to be navigated in Beijing.
Trade barriers our biggest risk: economist
New Zealand’s economy is tracking well but there are some black clouds, says Kiwibank’s new chief economist.