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Jim Miles: Canada and Huawei; Canada and Venezuela

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 02:12 PM
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested at Vancouver International airport in December by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. government. Canada at first maintained a position of not wanting to make the case “political” and to ... Read more...

"Blister beetle" gets under the skin in Wellington

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 01:03 PM
The so-called "blister beetle" could be making a comeback in Wellington due to the warm summer weather. Read more...

New Zealander killed while cycling in Bolivia

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 12:41 PM
A New Zealander has been killed in Bolivia while cycling the Yungas Road, known as Death Road because of how dangerous it is. Read more...

What you need to know about the latest crisis in Venezuela

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 12:28 PM
Analysis - Venezuela is lurching dangerously into internal conflict and the US is backing opposition leader Juan Guaidó's claim to interim presidency of the troubled nation. Read more...

Singaporean actor dies after military training in NZ

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 12:01 PM
A Singaporean actor and soldier who was injured during a military exercise in Waiouru over the weekend has died. Read more...

Labour government entrenches anti-worker measures

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 11:20 AM
Throughout 2018, the working class in New Zealand, spearheaded by thousands of nurses, teachers, public servants and transport workers, joined the mass struggles against austerity and declining living standards taken up by workers internationally. Read more...

Gordon Campbell on Ardern, Davos, and the wellbeing schtick

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 10:53 AM
T he word “well-being” has a nice warm ring to it. So much so that the ‘wellbeing budget’ being touted by PM Jacinda Ardern at the rich folks’ club in Davos, Switzerland sounds more like a marketing slogan than an actual policy initiative. Still, it is ... Read more...

Ross hoping for fresh start in 2019

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 04:22 PM
Embattled Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has promised to steer clear of the conduct he was involved in last year. Read more...

Migrant parent health insurance would reduce taxpayer risk

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 01:04 PM
Opinion piece: Leading Auckland immigration lawyer Aaron Martin responds to criticism that the Parent visa category reopening would only create a burden on the taxpayer. Read more...

Ardern's Davos plea for climate change action

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 11:55 AM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in a panel alongside Sir David Attenborough, has discussed the challenges of tackling climate change and encouraged world leaders to take on kaitiakitanga. Read more...
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