: Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, with NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, in Auckland on Saturday.

Why was the AirNZ plane turned back?

Was the decision by China to turn back the Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai the first visible evidence of China’s anger at New Zealand’s ban on Huawei? That was the question that the foreign affairs c…
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: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters at the East Asian Foreign Ministers' summit in Singapore on August 5. The pair are expected to meet again in Washington in a fortnight.

Peters off to Washington

Within days of New Zealand rejecting Chinese involvement in the new 5G mobile phone network, President Trump's Washington is preparing to welcome Foreign Minister Winston Peters.   Peters will be the most…
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: Canterbury University academic and China critic, Anne Marie Brady.

Peter suggests China spies on Kiwis

In an extraordinary radio interview yesterday, Foreign Minister Winston Peters suggested some New Zealanders were being spied on by foreign intelligence organisations and implied China was one.  The interv…
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