New Zealand defence document highlights climate change, skirts around China

THE New Zealand government has released a strategic document outlining the nation’s defence role in the Pacific, highlighting climate change, drug trafficking and the influence of “external actors” as key challenges the military wants to address with its neighbours.

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Emphasises democratic-based regional cooperation

 
The "Advancing Pacific Partnerships" states the Pacific is becoming more connected with the broader world, bringing both opportunities and challenges including transnational crime, resource