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New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Initial Vote for New Gun Controls
April 02, 2019

New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Initial Vote for New Gun Controls

By Nick Perry
New gun controls are expected to become law by mid-April, within a month after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?

By Grant Wyeth
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
Strange Bedfellows Down Under
November 15, 2017

Strange Bedfellows Down Under

By Jack Edward Effron
New Zealand's new coalition government is likely to have a short shelf life.

Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
October 19, 2017

Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left

By Anthony Fensom
Thanks to an unexpected coalition, Labor's Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new prime minister.

New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
September 25, 2017

New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?

By David Capie
Expect continuity out of New Zealand's foreign policy, despite recent domestic political turbulence.

A Bark But No Bite: Examining New Zealand’s Last General Election
August 23, 2017

A Bark But No Bite: Examining New Zealand’s Last General Election

By Catherine Putz
The Diplomat talks to Jack Vowles about New Zealand politics.

Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
December 13, 2016

Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister

By Grant Wyeth
English has been the architect of many of New Zealand’s successful policies. Now he steps to the front.
Say It Ain't So: New Zealand Prime Minister Calls It Quits
December 06, 2016

Say It Ain't So: New Zealand Prime Minister Calls It Quits

By Anthony Fensom
Australia in particular laments John Key's surprise decision to resign.

Immigration, Housing Key Issues as New Zealand Enters Election Year
December 03, 2016

Immigration, Housing Key Issues as New Zealand Enters Election Year

By Taran Molloy
A look at the debates likely to shape New Zealand's upcoming elections.

Louder Than Words: Actions Speak Volumes for New Zealand-US Relations
October 12, 2016

Louder Than Words: Actions Speak Volumes for New Zealand-US Relations

By Tom Corben
As Wellington pursues improvement in its relations with Washington, challenges remain.

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