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Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership
July 01, 2022

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership

By Tadashi Iwami
The New Zealand prime minister's visit to Japan was a strategic move to reconnect with a close partner to deal with expanding security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand
July 01, 2022

A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand

By Guy C. Charlton
As the recent U.S.-New Zealand joint statement makes clear, the values aspect in New Zealand’s diplomacy remains a priority in its Pacific diplomacy. 
New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up
May 31, 2022

New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up

By Geoffrey Miller
Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand’s foreign minister, has come under increasing pressure as the geopolitical “Great Game” escalates in the Pacific.

New Zealand Confronts COVID Delta Wave
August 25, 2021

New Zealand Confronts COVID Delta Wave

By Joshua Mcdonald
After living mostly COVID-free throughout the pandemic, New Zealand has hit its worst point since April 2020. 

New Zealand’s Ardern Apologizes for Racist Dawn Raids
August 10, 2021

New Zealand’s Ardern Apologizes for Racist Dawn Raids

By Joshua Mcdonald
Ardern said it was clear that the immigration laws of the 1970s were designed to specifically target Pasifika people, indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands. 

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’
June 11, 2021

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’

By Joshua Mcdonald
New research links the Maori people to possibly discovering Antarctica long before Europeans and Americans.

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?
March 26, 2021

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the final quarter of 2020, 40 percent of all property sales in New Zealand were to people who owned multiple properties already.
Report Finds Lapses Ahead of 2019 New Zealand Mosque Attack
December 09, 2020

Report Finds Lapses Ahead of 2019 New Zealand Mosque Attack

By Associated Press
Although the report identifies lapses, it concludes that there was no plausible way the gunman’s plans could have been detected "except by chance." 

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence
November 03, 2020

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
Despite all the positive advances New Zealand has achieved, the prevalence of violence against women and children remains a persistent scourge.

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.
October 16, 2020

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.

By Joshua Mcdonald
Jacinda Ardern’s Labor Party is expected to come out far ahead in Saturday’s election, but may end up needing the Greens as a coalition partner.

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Won’t Speak at Court Sentencing
August 26, 2020

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Won’t Speak at Court Sentencing

By Associated Press
Over the first three days of the hearing, 90 survivors and family members told the judge about the pain and aftermath of the attacks.
Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market
August 07, 2020

Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market

By Joshua Mcdonald
The New Zealand housing market slumps by 30 percent but foreign buyers maintain their market share. 

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