Category : Analysis
Author: Thomas Manch

Defence Minister Peeni Henare says $525 million in new spending for ageing ships and aircraft will “keep the lights on” as the Defence Force rebuilds from the pandemic.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/128751139/defence-minister-peeni-henare-says-525m-budget-spend-will-keep-the-lights-on
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Category : News
Author: Ricardo Mazalan and Elena Becatoros

Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products while under attack.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/300599609/russia-slams-sanctions-seeks-to-blame-west-for-food-crisis
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Category : News
Author: Kethaki Masilamani
Category : News
Author: RNZ

China's Foreign Minister says China has "no intention at all" of building a military base in Solomon Islands.

Wang Yi, who has been in Honiara as part of a tour of Pacific Island states, said the security agreement Beijing sealed last month with the Manasseh Sogavare government was "above board, with honesty and integrity".

Article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/467973/china-s-wang-dismisses-speculation-of-a-military-base-in-solomons
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Category : Defence
Author: NZDF

Crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion have found two missing boats within 10 nautical miles of each other, dropping survival kits with water and locator beacons to those on board.

Article: https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/news/rnzaf-crew-finds-survivors-on-two-boats-missing-near-kiribati/
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Category : Analysis
Author: RNZ

The government's $350 cost-of-living bonus announced last week in Budget 22 was taken away today with the Central Bank's cash rate rise, according to Kiwibank's chief economist.

Article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/467854/reserve-bank-s-ocr-rise-wipes-out-govt-350-cost-of-living-bonus-economist-says
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