Australia and Russia could soon be the last remaining developed nations without fuel efficiency standards, with New Zealand proposing new rules and financial incentives to get more people driving cleaner cars.
New Zealand has proposed new fuel standards, along with a consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by higher costs for high-polluting cars – to cut its rising transport emissions.
Jacinda Adern said the issue was having a ‘corrosive’ effect on Australia’s relationship with her country, and that Australia should not take the closeness of the relationship for granted.
Many people being deported have extensive family ties in Australia and have spent very little time in New Zealand.
Boys play on a beach in Kiribati in 2014. Cuba is training doctors to tend to people on the Pacific island nation, struggling with disease amid the worsening effects of climate change.
Cuba is offering a compelling example of how we can take care of each other during the climate crisis with its work training doctors on Kiribati, a nation that is being devastated by climate change.
The Treaty of Waitangi obliges the state to ensure that public policy is as effective for Māori as it is for everybody else.
A report on primary health care found New Zealand fails to deliver good outcomes for Māori because the state does not stand aside to allow Māori to take charge of their own affairs.
New Zealand has actually introduced a well-being budget, but Australia had been paving the way.
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Australia's treasury adopted a well-being framework well before New Zealand's much celebrated "well-being budget". Here's what happened to it.
A rally for affordable housing in Vancouver, Canada.
From Berlin to New York, citizens from around the world have shown that it is possible to get governments to make affordable housing a priority.
Matt Hancock wants a new levy to tackle gambling harms, but it's a lost opportunity unless you spend it the right way.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
Finance minister Grant Robertson (left) and climate minister James Shaw address school children during a climate protest, promising that New Zealand will introduce zero carbon legislation this year.
The latest report on the state of New Zealand's environment delivers a forceful official statement on climate change impacts.
Victims are responding to the Christchurch mosque shooting with bravery and compassion, not anger and hate.
At a time when we could expect anger, vengeance and resentment to take hold in a community so demolished by violence, Professor Mohamad Abdalla visited victims and found compassion and forgiveness.
Facebook Live can be fun – or really scary.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
A protest in outside the offices of News UK in London in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Some commentators argue Islamophobia does not exist. It does, and it's deadly.
White supremacist groups like the National Socialist Movement, seen here at a rally in Arkansas on Nov. 10, 2018, have gained power in the U.S. since 2016.
The recent massacre at a New Zealand mosque is a traceable, direct outgrowth of an American white nationalist movement that insists immigrants and people of color are a threat to 'white civilization.'
US right-wing activist Candace Owen’s name was used in a manifesto without her knowledge that aimed to send mainstream attention her way.
Extreme far right has changed: online platforms now enable 'in-jokes' aimed sending up moral outrage help bond supporters online.
A cacophony of hateful rhetoric has made it hard for those tasked with spotting the emergence of violent extremism to separate it from the background noise.
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There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.
Members of the Armed Offenders Squad push back members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.
Most New Zealanders see immigration as beneficial for their country, but extreme nationalist politics have been part of communities for a long time.
A decision of the New Zealand government means if a New Zealand bank goes belly up, Australian taxpayers could find themselves cleaning up the mess.
A mismatch between Australian and New Zealand regulations means Australian taxpayers could be on the hook if a New Zealand bank fails.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, receive a “hongi,” a traditional Māori welcome, from Māori elders on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2018. In New Zealand, Māori elect members to parliament from designated Māori constituencies – and the right to participate offers more than the ‘duty to consult’ in Canada.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
In New Zealand, sovereignty is disputed, but the Maori case for sharing it with settlers underscores the limits of First Nations consultation in Canada.
Edéhzhíe is located in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories. It is the first Indigenous protected area designated in Canada.
Government of Northwest Territories
Indigenous conservation practices are more holistic and inclusive of humans and their knowledge.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.