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Recent articles by Nick:

Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China

A diplomatic war of words between Australia and China over a graphic tweet seems to have finally cooled as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a much more conciliatory tone → Read More

Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson's visual effects studio. Parker needed special permission from the Overseas Investment Office because he isn't a New Zealand resident and the Weta Digital studio is worth more than 100 million New Zealand dollars ($71 million). → Read More

Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson's visual effects studio. Parker needed special permission from the Overseas Investment Office because he isn't a New Zealand resident and the Weta Digital studio is worth more than 100 million New Zealand dollars ($71 million). → Read More

Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson's visual effects studio. Parker needed special permission from the Overseas Investment Office because he isn't a New Zealand resident and the Weta Digital studio is worth more than 100 million New Zealand dollars ($71 million). → Read More

Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China

A diplomatic war of words between Australia and China over a graphic tweet seems to finally cool as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a much more conciliatory tone → Read More

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

Australia has reported its economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter as it rebounded from its first recession in nearly 30 years, according to new figures → Read More

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

Australia has reported its economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter as it rebounded from its first recession in nearly 30 years, according to new figures → Read More

New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency

Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand has taken the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency → Read More

New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China's tweet

New Zealand has joined Australia in denouncing a tweet posted by a Chinese official that shows a fake image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to a child’s throat → Read More

Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

Australia's prime minister says a tweet by a Chinese official which shows a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat is “truly repugnant." → Read More

New Zealand's Mahuta brings new outlook to foreign affairs

Nanaia Mahutu is the first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed foreign minister in New Zealand, and promises to bring a new perspective to the role → Read More

New Zealand soldier faces spying charges in 1st such case

A New Zealand soldier has been charged with spying and will face up to 14 years in prison if found guilty → Read More

International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinations

International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly → Read More

New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her nation’s expertise on dealing the coronavirus → Read More

Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans

A shocking military report into war crimes has found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians → Read More

Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A shocking Australian military report into war crimes has found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians. Australian Defence Force Chief Gen. Angus Campbell said Thursday the shameful record included alleged instances in which new patrol members would shoot a prisoner in order to achieve their first kill in… → Read More

US paid for ambassador to New Zealand to fly on private jet

The United States government paid for ambassador Scott Brown and his wife to fly domestically in New Zealand on a private jet so they could avoid going into quarantine at the border → Read More

Cut off from the world, these countries remain COVID-19 free

A handful of South Pacific nations have yet to report a COVID-19 case. But even isolated countries are feeling the worldwide economic squeeze caused by lockdowns. → Read More

Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places

From Argentina to Zimbabwe and most places in between, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly → Read More

Final votes confirm New Zealand won't legalize marijuana

New Zealand won’t be legalizing marijuana after the final votes in a referendum failed to change the result from election night — although it got close → Read More