Joe Tonner-"Poacher Turned Gamekeeper"?
The pro-Soviet, Socialist Unity Party dissolved some years ago. Many of its former leaders have since moved into influential positions. One such individual is Joe Tonner, who is now industrial relations manager for the Christchurch City Council. Originally from Scotland, Tonner joined the SUP in Hamilton in 1980. A party high flier, Tonner worked for [...]
China Moves on Vanuatu
China is expanding its influence throughout the Pacific. Not content with East Timor, Papua-New Guinea and Fiji, the Chinese Empire is snuggling up to Vanuatu. From the Communist Party of China Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, shakes hands with Vanuatuan President Kalkot Mataskelekele during their meeting [...]