Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand has raised concerns with China over falsified image of Australian soldier

An investigation by Australian authorities into war crimes allegations by its soldiers found that there was substantial evidence behind allegations of 39 unlawful killings of Afghan civilians. At least 19 Australian former and current soldiers are now being investigated by police.

By declaring a climate emergency Jacinda Ardern needs to inspire hope, not fear

If Aotearoa New Zealand is to shift from being a follower to a leader or pioneer in climate governance, it must involve local knowledge, especially Māori knowledge and leadership, to respond in ways that reflect our local circumstances. If action is to be sustained over years and decades, it requires behaviour that springs from hope, […]

Twitter Backs Beijing: Refuses to Remove Chinese Official’s Fake Australian Troops Tweet

As Breitbart News reported, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded Beijing apologize after a top CCP official posted an obviously contrived image on Twitter depicting an Australian soldier with his knife to a child’s throat, appearing to prepare to behead the victim.

Government’s bright line on bright-line test gets very blurry in first question time of new term

In her first line of questioning, Collins asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern twice if she could rule out a change, getting two long answers from Ardern that did not see her rule out anything. Instead, Ardern offered jabs at National for having introduced the test that it was now against extending.

Housing market strength not sustainable – ANZ

Economist Tony Alexander said this could lead to the Reserve Bank increasing the LVRs to 40 per cent and requesting the ability to use debt to income ratio rules, while the Government could extend the bright line test from five years to up to 10 years.