That Donald Trump has upended the world of diplomacy is not up for debate. Yet the New Zealand embassy’s decision to engage a US lobbying firm with no prior foreign experience raises questions about the state of our affairs in Washington, as Sam Sachdeva writes for Newsroom today.
Kiwi food producer Smartfoods has signed a $4.5 million sourcing deal with Alibaba to supply it with Vogel's cereal to be sold to consumers in China. Alibaba will sell the product through its various e-commerce channels including through popular online marketplace Tmall over the next 12 months.
The concept design for New Zealand’s pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai has been revealed. The design, in sum: sustainable Aotearoa-ness, to the max. Top image: Night view of the New Zealand pavilion for Expo 2020.
The more the unrelenting US-China competition foreshadowed in contemporary US planning becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, the more New Zealand and its partners need to encourage a regional environment less dominated by the ambitions of the big two, writes Robert Ayson for Newsroom today.
On our stand this year, CADPRO will be providing live demonstrations of software from the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection in conjunction with 3d printing from Markforged and CNC routers from Vertigo.