Pacific reset on the cards in Ardern’s majority government

With Jacinda Ardern taking charge of the government for a second term, this time with a full majority, Wellington’s policy towards the Pacific Islands will be a matter of interest. To start with, new Foreign Minister Nanaia  Mahuta will do game-changing work as the first woman (and first Māori woman) to hold the portfolio. Ms Arden has scored high with…

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Ethical questions rise as Covid-19 Vaccine becomes a reality

Barbara Allen and Michael Macaulay Wellington, November 18, 2020 The world was ablaze with hope following the announcement last week that a Vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech may be more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19. New Zealand politicians were quick to point out that 1.5 million doses had already been pre-purchased through a legally binding agreement signed in late September…

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