What's in New Zealand's New 2016 Defense White Paper?
June 13, 2016
What's in New Zealand's New 2016 Defense White Paper?
New Zealand's new defense white paper outlines the country's strategic and defense priorities.
What's in New Zealand's New 2016 Defense White Paper?
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
May 26, 2016
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
There are strong policy encouragements to restrict supply, contributing to skyrocketing prices.
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
May 13, 2016
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
A New Zealand court has ordered Mega to turn over user information in a Kazakhstan leaked government documents case.
Kazakhstan, Seeking Hacker Identities, Takes on Kim Dotcom
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
March 30, 2016
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
Ultimately, the country voted to keep its old flag, but the year-long process sparked national conversations about identity.
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies
January 29, 2016
Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies
Plus, U.S. officials revise their opinion on North Korea's nuclear test, India steps up cyber cooperation, and more. Links.
Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies
A Happy Day for New Zealand’s Pastafarians
December 18, 2015
A Happy Day for New Zealand’s Pastafarians
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was recently approved to perform marriages in New Zealand.
A Happy Day for New Zealand’s Pastafarians
Vietnam and New Zealand Aim to Double Trade By 2020
November 16, 2015
Vietnam and New Zealand Aim to Double Trade By 2020
New Zealand and Vietnam plan to hit a trade volume of $2.2 billion by 2020.
Vietnam and New Zealand Aim to Double Trade By 2020
New Zealand MPs Tossed Out After Speaking Out About Rape
November 13, 2015
New Zealand MPs Tossed Out After Speaking Out About Rape
A discussion about Australian deportation and detention of New Zealanders has side-stepped into a row about rape culture.
New Zealand MPs Tossed Out After Speaking Out About Rape
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
New Zealand Plans to Grow Combat Capabilities by 2020
June 20, 2014
New Zealand Plans to Grow Combat Capabilities by 2020
A new government document describes New Zealand's short and longer term defense ambitions.
New Zealand Plans to Grow Combat Capabilities by 2020
New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
August 19, 2013
New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
The first gay weddings were held in New Zealand today. Marriage form downloads tripled last week.
New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
June 17, 2013
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
Under the new law the onus would be on the manufacturers to prove their drugs aren’t harmful.
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
June 13, 2013
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
Bilateral defense relations are improving, and may get better still.
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
May 18, 2013
Budgets: New Zealand 1, Australia 0?
New Zealand is doing better than its traditional trans-Tasman rival at getting its budget in order. But Australia’s post GFC performance is still impressive.
Budgets: New Zealand 1, Australia 0?
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
May 15, 2013
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
A video for Lorde’s pop hit “Royals” has been released on YouTube.
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
April 24, 2013
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
Demographic change and disillusionment with the Afghan War offer a new perspective on Anzac Day.
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
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