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New trans-Tasman vision needed

“There is no closer friendship than that between Australia and New Zealand,” Malcolm Turnbull and Jacinda Ardern declared after their leadership meeting in Sydney in March. Their language reflected many such statements over the years. And it’s true. Our communities understand each

New Zealand’s Pacific sea change

In a speech delivered on 1 March at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters launched the country’s most significant shift in foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands region in decades. The speech followed Prime Minister Jacinda

New Zealand’s new idealism

In a speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs delivered in Wellington this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given us the clearest sense yet of the direction New Zealand’s coalition government will take on foreign policy. Any prime minister’s first

Waitangi Day and Australia Day: contrasting symbolism

In a little more than a week, New Zealand will celebrate its national day, Waitangi Day. This year will mark the 178th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi, the agreement between the British Crown and New Zealand Maori rangatira (chiefs) that led to New Zealand becoming a British colony

Australia and New Zealand in Asia

In a new report for the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Lowy Institute’s Malcolm Cook evaluates how regional and Australian foreign policy dynamics are weakening trans-Tasman bonds when it comes to engaging Asia. For decades, the two countries shared goal of engaging Asia has brought them closer

Closer ties mean sharing our icons

In this opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville argues the case for a common Australian-New Zealand currency. Australian Financial Review, 11 September 2006, p. 20