” As New Zealanders, we’ve been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter – it means a lot to us that those processes are followed. “


” Well of course New Zealand isn’t anti-American. “


” Well, there have been periods in the past when prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand were at each others’ throats publicly and frequently. That’s not productive at all. “


” Well, we don’t think for a moment that either the U.S. or Australia are out to damage the New Zealand economy, but if there were a sustained period in which they had a free-trade agreement and New Zealand didn’t have that same arrangement with the States, that could be both trade- and investment-distorting. “


” I’ve been round Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, and China in the last few months and the message that I’ve been taking is that New Zealand is building an up market dynamic into a connected economy. And that we are not the old-fashioned, ship mutton kind of product the people associate their export in work. “


” The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister. “


” I think that generally New Zealand is respected for the positions it takes because it thinks them through. “


” Fortunately New Zealand doesn’t have land borders so we are able to be somewhat more rigorous on who gets in and out of our country than perhaps some people. “


” In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things. “


” New Zealand’s been pretty quiet on human rights issues, which we will be taking rather more interest in, and in international labor issues. “


” In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government. “



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In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand
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In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government.
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