Australia-New Zealand relations

Blog post

25 Jan 2019

While New Zealand participated in the Australasian Federation Conference convened in Melbourne in 1890, it had little real enthusiasm for the prospect of federating with the Australian colonies. Dianne Heriot explains.

Discussion paper

30 Oct 2018

This discussion paper examines the relationship between Australia and New Zealand and what this means for cooperation in the Pacific Islands region.


18 May 2018

This paper proposes a refreshed policy on New Zealand's strategic relationship with the Pacific. The document includes an outline for developing deeper partnerships with Pacific Island countries; adopting the following principles of engagement; understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition and sustainability; seeking to bolster the...



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