Missiles and air strikes continue to fly in the Red Sea between Houthi rebels and the US-led coalition seeking to take them down.
The Houthis, a political and military movement that control much of Yemen, have been attacking vessels in the Red Sea since November, and today was put back on a global list of terrorist groups by US President Joe Biden.
The group, which is supported by Iran, says it will continue the attacks until Israel ceases its military activity in Gaza.
Last week, Defence Minister Judith Collins and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters expressed New Zealand's support for US and UK strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, in a bid to ward off the Red Sea attacks. They say the supply chain disruptions caused by the conflict near the Suez Canal will hit New Zealanders in the pocket and 'threaten [our] national security.'
Otago University International Relations professor Robert Patman spoke to Charlotte Cook.