Opinion

The trans-Tasman bubble is about far more than travel

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Frosty: Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison last met face-to-face on Feb 28 last year.
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
The late Mike Moore used to say of the Australians: “They’re our best mates, even if we don’t like them”.That classic Moore-ism is as true now as ever.When Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, announces a start date for the trans-Tasman bubble later today, it will be against the backdrop of some of the frostiest relations between Wellington and Canberra in recent times.Frostiness should not be mistaken for a cold war.The ANZAC relationship always has its niggles.It was in the early 1990s, when this columnist was The Austr...

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