Greater transparency needed in Pacific aid programme
Inquiry into flagship Pacific Reset reaffirms importance of development work in the region, but MFAT needs to be more open.
Tighter rules for sensitive exports within weeks
Stringent guidelines for goods with potential military uses in countries like China are on the way.
China’s appetite for change
After China’s succession of food scares, and post-Covid wariness, consumer demands there are changing. New Zealand can take advantage of that, or be left behind.
Changing the character of the EU
There was an opportunity to give the toothless EU tiger a dental prosthesis by making funds for member states contingent on their ongoing compliance with the rule of law. But it did not.
Victoria and Covid-19
From today masks are mandatory in public in Melbourne and the adjacent Mitchell Shire as the city grapples with hundreds more Covid-19 cases every day.
The China tightrope
Our biggest export market is changing post-Covid - and trading with China has always been a tightrope.
Get ready for some repression
How authoritarian rule is applied to Hong Kong may make New Zealanders question whether closer interactions with China are necessarily desirable, writes Catherine Churchman
Will US election be turning point?
Stephen Hoadley on how Donald Trump has moved the US from its decades-old role of international leadership, and why it might not be easy for a President Biden to restore that mantle.
The shipwreck, the remains, and the filmmaker
This is a story about a Chinese shipwreck, the Māori guardians of the bones, and the documentary maker who’s upset two cultures with his efforts to tell the tale.