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New Zealand Alternative is an independent organisation promoting a progressive role for Aotearoa in the world.

New Zealand Alternative was established by a group of New Zealanders with a commitment to an independent, values-driven foreign policy for our South Pacific nation – a New Zealand alternative.

The organisation works creatively and inclusively to discuss and shape an active international role for Aotearoa that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi, challenges structures of power and inequality and promotes environmental and social justice.

New Zealand Alternative was established in May 2018 by a committee of Dr Nina Hall (Assistant Professor International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Bologna); Max Harris (author of The New Zealand Project, London); Thomas Nash, (Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Massey University, Wellington); and Laura O'Connell Rapira (Te Āti Awa, Ngāpuhi - Director, ActionStation, Wellington). Dr Evelyn Marsters and Dr Arama Rata (Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, Ngāruahine) joined the committee in 2019.