Does New Zealand have a more realistic view of its strategic environment than Australia? Given that many hard-headed Australian strategists think that New Zealand freeloads on Australia’s security efforts…
Big promises: John Key addresses the COP21 opening session.
New Zealand Prime Minister won plaudits at COP21 for issuing a declaration against fossil fuel subsidies. But he has also effectively weakened his country's emissions target.
New Zealand could be about to make world cup history.
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It's all about the Antipodes in the Halloween final.
Outside Twickenham Stadium where favourites England, will open the games against Fiji
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Everything you need to know about rugby's biggest event.
New Zealand All Black’s perform the haka.
The history and culture of rugby's most famous tradition.
The balance of trade positions of Australian agriculture and food manufacturing have deteriorated since FTAs with New Zealand, the United States and Thailand have come into play.
Analysis of free trade agreements with New Zealand, the US and Thailand show these failed to boost Australian agriculture and food imports.
New Zealand’s parliament: no trolls allowed.
Only time will tell whether the nation's anti-trolling toolbox will prove effective, but what matters is the way they went about it.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
You don’t protect sex workers by arresting their clients.
It's time to listen to sex workers about how best to keep them safe.
Even if President Obama gets his fast-track trading authority, his Pacific trade legacy faces a long slog.
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The fierce debate in the US Congress that almost derailed the president's trade agenda is likely to replay itself in many of the 11 other capitals that are party to the deal.
European New Zealanders have embraced and preserved the Māori culture and language far better than European Australians.
New Zealand's relationship with its Indigenous people and knowledge of their language far exceeds Australia's.
New Zealand citizen Kadhem Chilab Abbas paid with his life by answering Iraq’s call to arms against Islamic State.
The death of a New Zealand citizen who returned to Iraq has led some to query his status as a refugee. We need to be clear about what it means to be granted asylum and the rights of citizenship.
Despite declining gun fatalities, there should be no room for complacency in Australia, with an estimated 260,000 illegal guns in Australia – including this MP5K 9mm machine gun, seized in Queensland in 2013.
The rate of fatal shootings has fallen in Australia, the US and other nations in recent decades. Yet anti- and pro-gun ideology still makes it hard to have a sensible discussion about gun violence.
Like their allies, New Zealand troops served in Afghanistan without the ‘Rolls Royce’ legal agreement now being demanded by some politicians for the upcoming joint mission with Australia in Iraq.
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Australia and New Zealand's joint mission in Iraq is getting underway. But in NZ, the decision to send 143 troops to train Iraqis against Islamic State has faced a divided parliament and public.
Patrick McClure’s recently released review of Australia’s welfare system borrowed heavily from the reform agenda across the ditch.
The claim that New Zealand's investment approach to welfare reform has been “very successful” is at best unproven. Arguably, it is plain wrong.
Island getaway: Tasmanian Devils have been moved to offshore islands to save them from a devastating disease.
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Australia is in the grip of an extinction crisis. Our unique animals, plants, and ecosystems are rapidly ebbing away in a process that began more than 200 years ago with European settlement. Feral cats…
A ballerina is painted on the back of the Theatre Royal in Christchurch by Tauranga artist Owen Dippie and his team.
Three recent events in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, almost four years on from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in February 2011, suggest that arts and culture are playing a central role in the recovery…
Outreach is a crucial element of the G20 leaders summit.
The G20 is full of traps for the unwary punter, new to its byzantine ways. There are not 20 member countries in the G20, for example. There are 19 countries, plus the European Union. In November, you will…
When contemplating our fee deregulation gamble, we should look no further than New Zealand, where it was tried and failed.
Since 1990 New Zealand has introduced many dramatic “reforms” into its higher education system, many of them well in advance of Australia. A number of these “reforms” have been unwound after nasty, unintended…
China’s market for milk is huge, but not without its challenges.
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The clock is ticking down to the end of year deadline Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given for sign off on a free trade agreement with China. In this China-Australia FTA series we explore what…