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Interview: Education Minister Hekia Parata on Preparing New Zealand's Future Generations to Take on the World

New Zealand's Minister of Education Hekia Parata aims to equip all of New Zealand's students with the tools to take on a fast-paced global community. (Image courtesy of Hekia Parata)
Education

"New Zealanders have a long tradition of looking outwards, and taking risks."

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key discusses China’s economic transformation and the country’s changing posture toward the TPP during a conversation with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.

Photo of the Day: Trekking Through A Field of Yellow in New Zealand

An ant makes it's way through the vibrant yellow stamens of a dandelion in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 29, 2015. (Yani Dubin/Flickr)
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An ant makes it's way through the vibrant yellow stamens of a dandelion in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 29, 2015. (Yani Dubin/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Seat With a View in New Zealand

Between Jack's Point and Kelvin Heights near Queenstown, a lone bench looks out over to Cecil Peak in Otago, New Zealand. Photographed on August 12, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)
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Between Jack's Point and Kelvin Heights near Queenstown, a lone bench looks out over to Cecil Peak in Otago, New Zealand. Photographed on August 12, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Thailand's 'Tear-Jerker' Ads, China's Nouveau Riche, and Picking New Zealand's Flag

Soldiers parade in front of the mausoleum of late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, as the communist regime celebrates its 70th anniversary in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Of Driftwood and Dunes in New Zealand

Strong winds blow the black sand along the beaches of coastal Taranaki and expose the broken driftwood deposits of storms long past in New Zealand on August 10, 2015. (Dave Young/Flickr)
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Strong winds blow the black sand along the beaches of coastal Taranaki and expose the broken driftwood deposits of storms long past in New Zealand on August 10, 2015. (Dave Young/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: In Full Bloom In New Zealand

A red poppy flower in full bloom brightens up its surrounding area in Auckland, New Zealand on June 14, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)
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A red poppy flower in full bloom brightens up its surrounding area in Auckland, New Zealand on June 14, 2015. (Kathrin & Stefan Marks/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Lush Green Peaks in New Zealand

Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)
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Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr) 

In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.