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Overseas, Jacinda Ardern shines bright. At home, the gloss is fading

Overseas, Jacinda Ardern shines bright. At home, the gloss is fading

People overseas see a warm and charming personality, but many voters in New Zealand see their prime minister as “missing in action” on the issues they care about.

  • by Pete McKenzie

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Multiple people injured in ‘totally random’ Auckland stabbing attack
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Crime

Multiple people injured in ‘totally random’ Auckland stabbing attack

A person is in custody after the incident in East Coast Bays and is assisting police with inquiries.

  • by Nick Perry and Gabrielle McCulloch
New Zealand ditches COVID tests for inbound travellers

New Zealand ditches COVID tests for inbound travellers

The shift comes ahead of the opening weekend of the ski season. Lifts are already moving at South Island resorts following a large snow dump last week.

  • by Ben McKay
Violent threats against Jacinda Ardern surge

Violent threats against Jacinda Ardern surge

An official information request has revealed police dealt with dozens of threats targeting the New Zealand PM last year.

  • by Ben McKay
‘Natural connection’: California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership

‘Natural connection’: California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership

Cars, trucks and other parts of the transportation sector are California’s biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, and New Zealand’s second largest behind agriculture.

Tonga eruption was biggest explosion ever recorded, dwarfing nuclear blasts

Tonga eruption was biggest explosion ever recorded, dwarfing nuclear blasts

New research shows that the eruption at Tonga was a far bigger explosion than any in the 20th century.

  • by Chris Hyde
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Footy diplomacy v China’s Pacific expansion: why Australia must back PNG’s bid for an NRL team
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China

Footy diplomacy v China’s Pacific expansion: why Australia must back PNG’s bid for an NRL team

Australia may not be able to match China’s influence through infrastructure investment or granting loans, but we can build deep bonds with PNG through its shared passion for a game: rugby league.

  • by Stephen Brancatisano
US can seize Russian oligarch’s $436m superyacht: Fiji court

US can seize Russian oligarch’s $436m superyacht: Fiji court

It’s not clear which Russian billionaire ultimately owns the luxury vessel, which sports a helipad, live lobster tank and a grand piano.

  • by Kirsty Needham
China’s deal with the Solomons is an act of colonisation

China’s deal with the Solomons is an act of colonisation

China has wrong-footed Australia with its Solomon Islands pact. Regardless of who wins the federal election, a rapid strategic assessment will be needed to adjust our national security priorities.

  • by Mick Ryan
Island well known to Australia offers one counter to China’s Solomon Islands move

Island well known to Australia offers one counter to China’s Solomon Islands move

What do you do if the tendril of a poisonous vine threatens to overrun your backyard? You chop it off.

  • by Peter Hartcher