The New Zealand Herald
  • US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo said Washington was now ‘engaging more deeply’ with the region after its past neglect
  • His remarks to local media came as representatives of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance have been quietly meeting in New Zealand’s South Island

Johnson’s vigorous, drawn-out handshake left observers on either side of the globe wondering what it was all about – and praising Ardern’s diplomacy.

She told her about threats she said she received from the defendant: ‘I could tell she was getting very desperate and upset at the time,’ her daughter said; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times.


David Zheng denies owing money to Zhong, but admits US$50,000 is tied up in company they started and US$20,000 frozen in Chinese bank account; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times during a knife attack in her home.

Elizabeth Zhong, who formerly worked at Beijing’s stock market, moved to NZ in 1997. Fang Sun is accused of killing her over the loss of US$16.5 million, prosecutors said.

Winston Peters, the country’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, has been accused of an abuse of power for sending the mother and daughter on the trip.

A 24-day run with no new cases was broken on Tuesday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain had been allowed out of quarantine early without being tested.

A video posted on social media shows three male mainland students at the University of Auckland arguing with a female student from Hong Kong, before insulting and shoving her.


Sources say there has been no uptick in overt racism or economic turbulence. But some observers feel the country has been caught up in the US-China trade war, and there has been more debate over Beijing’s ties with Wellington.