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Big Mouthed Blue-Eyes: Frank Sinatra in Australia

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 11:52 AM
The demigods are rarely tempered, and Frank Sinatra, who considered himself one, along with a horde of adulating fans, was one who rarely faced the sharp tongue or chastising hand. Accusations about mob connections, thuggery and darker impulses ... Read more...

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s complicity in Western Sahara

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 11:44 AM
Two NZ companies called Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients appear to be the only independent firms in the world still willing to import phosphate from the disputed territory of the Western Sahara. Read more...

Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 07:06 PM
The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left without a unifying message. This should hardly matter, but the absence of a final ... Read more...

NZ aligned with principles not countries at APEC - Ardern

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 03:25 PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she isn't taking sides in the trade war between the world's two superpowers after tensions ran high at the APEC summit. Read more...

US expands regional presence, part of Indo-Pacific strategy

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 02:22 PM
The United States says a visit to Papua New Guinea last week was part of its commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific". Read more...

Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 02:16 PM
After declining by more than 20 percent from the October peak, oil prices are showing some signs that they have now bottomed out. Read more...

Tonga and Vanuatu join China's Belt and Road

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 02:08 PM
The announcements came on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea last week. Read more...

Frank Bainimarama reinstated as Fiji Prime Minister

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 02:06 PM
Fiji's re-elected Prime Minister has blamed the torrential rain on election day for his significant drop in support. Read more...

National's written questions blitz at a new level

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 11:03 AM
A barrage of written questions from the National Party is heaping pressure on ministerial offices, prompting one to restructure and a government agency to hire a new staff member. Read more...

Defence claims drone footage disproves Hit & Run claims

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 10:38 AM
New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has almost eight hours of secret American drone footage it says shows there are more than 100 mistakes in a book about a controversial raid in Afghanistan. Read more...
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