New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Photo: AAP

‘Sad day for democracy’: Outrage in New Zealand after rare assault on politician leaves him with a black eye

  • The climate change minister was walking to work when a man punched him in the face without provocation, in a case that has shocked the laid-back nation
  • James Shaw suffered a black eye and lacerations but continued to attend a meeting before going to hospital
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New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Photo: AAP
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: New Zealand Herald

China agrees to launch tourism campaign with New Zealand on March 29 after delaying it amid brewing tensions

  • Bilateral relations were strained last year by Wellington’s ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei being involved in the country’s 5G roll-out
  • But New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stressed that economic ties remain strong
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: New Zealand Herald
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