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This Month

NZ raises cash rate half-point to 3.5pc

New Zealand’s determination to keep lifting rates quickly contrasts with the Reserve Bank of Australia, which yesterday delivered a smaller-than-expected increase.

  • Ben McKay and Tracy Withers


NZ gets $268m bonus from death of US billionaire

Julian Robertson, the founder of Tiger Management, had been made a knight by New Zealand and will leave art by Picasso, Dali and Matisse to Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Ainsley Thomson


Solomon Islands suspends US naval visits

Relations between Solomon Islands and the US have deteriorated since the Pacific nation unexpectedly announced a security pact with China.

  • Ben Westcott

ASEAN’s operation offers a guide to Pacific nations

The Pacific can learn from the challenges ASEAN faces as it feels the heat from increasing competition between China and the United States in the region.

  • Liam Gammon

RBNZ lifts key interest rate to 3pc

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has now raised rates by 50 basis points at an unprecedented run of four consecutive meetings.

  • Ben McKay

Get ready for a wet summer as La Nina returns

Australia faces a 70 per cent chance of La Nina returning this spring, with a high likelihood of wet conditions over the next three months, just after massive floods hit the east coast.

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  • Reuters and AAP