Climate change: Where to next for Aotearoa?

Climate change: Where to next for Aotearoa?

By James Renwick In a new report, the Climate Change Commission has called on the New Zealand government to take ‘immediate and decisive action’ to cut emissions.  New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission today released its long-anticipated advice to the...
Is Taiwan a geopolitical flashpoint?

Is Taiwan a geopolitical flashpoint?

By Steve Hoadley It is hoped that moderation in Beijing, Washington, and Taipei will prevent the Taiwan flashpoint from igniting, says Steve Hoadley. Taiwan is more than an offshore island of China. It is also an armed flashpoint at the edge of a geopolitical frontier...
What is going on in Myanmar? 🔊

What is going on in Myanmar? 🔊

On February 1st, 2021, the Burmese military overthrew the democratically elected government in Myanmar. Long-time political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested along with the leadership of the ruling National League for Democracy. What were the causes of this...
Why is the Treaty of Waitangi and its history important? 🔊

Why is the Treaty of Waitangi and its history important? 🔊

In 1987, Dame Claudia Orange published her best-selling book The Treaty of Waitangi. In what was a comprehensive look at the Treaty and its history, Orange’s book remains one of the most significant and popular New Zealand history books. It has also now been...
How can we preserve New Zealand’s biodiversity?

How can we preserve New Zealand’s biodiversity?

Creating a safe place for our wildlife to thrive is not only key to preserving biodiversity but also a crucial ingredient for a sustainable world and our own existence. The frequent sighting of native birds during lockdown-enforced neighbourhood walks has served to...