How about a bit of naive Kiwi optimism

The world needs “naïve kiwi optimism”. That was the key message from Prime Minister Bill English before a  packed audience of diplomats, top civil servants, academics and former politicians at the Ins…
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:  Israel Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg

Standoff that divided Cabinet ends

The restoration of relations yesterday with Israel marks the end of what appears to have been an intense and divisive standoff within the Cabinet and National Party. The standoff saw the Prime Minister., Bi…
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:  Japan's Economy MInister Nobutero Ishihara happy to get a bottle of NZ whisky from Trade Minister Todd McClay

NZ diplomacy leads way on post-Trump TPP

The announcement over the weekend that the 11 members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will go ahead without the USA is something of a personal triumph for Trade Minister Todd McClay. He has been criss cros…
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:  Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee

PM pulls Brownlee into line

In a rare public contradiction of a senior Cabinet Minister, the Prime Minister, Bill English, yesterday said Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee had been "trying to find the right language" when he described Ne…
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