New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP
New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP
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New Zealand’s new foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta discusses China, her facial tattoo and ‘Zoom diplomacy’

  • She was appointed last month after PM Jacinda Ardern’s landslide election victory, and has a moko kauae (sacred facial tattoo) to celebrate her Maori heritage
  • Mahuta signed a ‘Five Eyes’ statement that incurred Beijing’s wrath, but says the relationship with China is mature enough to withstand such disagreements

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New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP
New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office in Wellington, promising to bring a new perspective to the role. Photo: AP
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