Future Partnership Likely

Helen Clark has fast-tracked a bilateral free trade agreement with Malaysia, which could come into effect as soon as this time next year. Malaysia’s NST: “For the trade experts, [NZ] is neither too big (which would make negotiations difficult) nor too small (which would make them redundant). More importantly for such negotiations, the two countries share a ‘complementarity’ – a polite way of saying that they don’t trade in potentially deal-breaking competing products.”  


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New Zealanders Turn over Their Guns

New Zealanders Turn over Their Guns

The first of more than 250 planned gun collections across New Zealand has been held in Christchurch. The buyback scheme was introduced after March mosque attacks in which 51 Muslim worshippers…