“No Place at the Table … but a Good Deal Across the Counter.”

NZ representative Paul Cotton responds to Greg Sheridan’s criticism of NZ’s independent defence stance in The Australian (20/7). As Cotton avers, “It doesn’t seem that the Kiwis are suffering too much from just being a ‘very, very good friend’, as PM Helen Clark was told by Colin Powell and Bush in Washington.” Affirming edge smarts Cotton uses the example of NZ’s successful purchasing of American Seasprite helicopters in comparison with the bungled Australian attempt to do the same. Axis of Edge.


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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…