Te Piringa - Faculty of Law News
What’s at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation? (13 January 2021)
With the relationship between China and Australia souring in the past six months, New Zealand’s response will need to be nuanced and careful, but also principled.
Why Aotearoa New Zealand’s early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status (4 January 2021)
Aotearoa New Zealand likes to think it punches above its weight internationally, but there is one area where we are conspicuously falling behind — the number of sites recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.
New Zealand’s 2020 report card: doing well but could try harder (28 December 2020)
A year ago, who could have even imagined 2020 would turn out the way it did? A pandemic, closed borders, lockdowns, economic crisis, a delayed election … but here we are at the end of a year like no other.
Bilingual road signs in Aotearoa New Zealand would tell us where we are as a nation (23 December 2020)
Road signs help us to get where we are and to where we’re going, that much is obvious. But, at another level, road signs show us where we are and where we’re heading as a people and a culture.
The emergency approval of the PfizerBioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the UK and the imminent roll-out of several other vaccines in 2021 raises serious questions about New Zealand’s likely uptake of this vital public health response.
Why New Zealand is ideally placed to broker a truce between China and the Five Eyes alliance (2 December 2020)
With tension escalating between China and members of the Five Eyes security alliance, most recently over a Chinese tweet that used a doctored image to attack Australia, New Zealand is arguably in a prime position to broker a kind of truce.
Devastated by disease in the past, Samoa is on high alert after recent coronavirus scares (26 November 2020)
Within minutes of news that crew members of the cargo ship Fesco Askold had tested positive for COVID-19, a social media storm broke across Samoa. COVID-free until then, the island nation’s anxiety was understandable. More so when you consider its history.
A Biden presidency might be better for NZ, but the big foreign policy challenges won’t disappear with Trump (29 October 2020)
The presidency of Donald Trump has been challenging for New Zealand’s foreign policy. Our commitment to multilateral solutions to global problems has run into a new isolationism in the United States.
WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases (20 October 2020)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has come in for its share of criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With foreign policy largely missing from NZ’s election campaign, what global challenges face the next government? (9 October 2020)
Most of the time, New Zealand looks outwards at the world. For the past three years, however, the world has watched New Zealand deal with a terror attack, a natural disaster and a global pandemic.