Australia Looks to the Near East
The Australian features a 20 page special report on The Pacific. Strongly focused on NZ, the supplement includes a regional overview (“Australia is said to be the superpower of the South Pacific. If so then New Zealand is certainly the second power, with Wellington playing London to Canberra’s Washington. The relationship between New Zealand and Australia is fascinating, multi-dimensional and elusively complex.”); CER (“Twenty years of closer economic relations have been boon to both sides of the Tasman” Tim Harcourt); building cultural bridges (focusing on Dr Mein Smith and Professor Hempenstall’s efforts to set up a trans-Tasman research centre in NZ); fashion: a case study of World’s designs in the Aussie market; the mateship of regional policing; energy and freight provision in NZ; and the proposed Air NZ-Qantas merger.