Former Defence Minister: We need to show bigger commitment to maritime security

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 8:35AM
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Former Defence Minister: We need to show bigger commitment to maritime security

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 8:35AM

A former Defence Minister says New Zealand needs to get more involved if we want to build a better relationship with our allies.   

New Zealand was left out of a three-way deal between Australia, the US and UK designed to counter Chinese influence in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Wayne Mapp says the move shows that Australia wants to join the big international players.  

The former National Cabinet minister told Mike Hosking we need to show a bigger commitment to maritime security.  

"We need to say, to Australia especially, but also to the Uk, we're serious about replacing our ANZAC frigate, we're going to play a responsible part, here's our pathway." 

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