A $2 billion decision on whether to purchase new maritime surveillance aircraft for the NZ Defence Force has been kicked down the road, with Defence Minister Ron Mark saying he has secured “a window” to review his predecessor’s plans.
A group of political and legal academics has urged the Government to scrap its controversial waka-jumping bill, calling it an “undesirable and harmful” law which could damage New Zealand’s democracy.
A high-ranking Kiwi diplomat is in hot water after telling the US Democratic Party to “get your shit together or we will all die”.
Winston Peters sits down with Sam Sachdeva in Rarotonga to discuss his vision for the Pacific, Chinese influence in the region, and New Zealand's duty as an international leader
Jacinda Ardern has wrapped up her week-long trip to the Pacific, saying the visit has set the Government up well to move ahead with its Pacific reset. Sam Sachdeva travelled with the Prime Minister, and looks at the trip's successes and the challenges that will come next.
The Cook Islands is one of the Pacific's success stories - but that success comes with its own challenges. Sam Sachdeva reports from Rarotonga on the buoyant state of the country's economy and how that may affect its future.
Residents of Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands will be able to access New Zealand pensions more easily, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the Government would ease residency requirements.
Tonga bore the brunt of Cyclone Gita, and New Zealand is among the nations lending a helping hand with the recovery. Sam Sachdeva reports from Nuku'alofa on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's visit and the additional assistance she has promised.
When "the daughter of Niue" returns to her home away from home, you may as well get the whole family together.
With one of the world's smallest populations in an isolated location, Niue relies heavily on New Zealand aid to combat a "brain drain". The island nation's premier has a dream of achieving self-sufficiency within five to 10 years - but can it be done? Sam Sachdeva reports from Niue.