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Chatham, Deltares, Boskalis receive Dutch Government grant

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:15:06 +1300 | Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate and its Dutch technical partners Boskalis and Deltares have received Dutch government research funding to improve the environmental management of marine mining. This co-funding has been awarded by The Netherlands based Topsector ...More >>

NZUN: UN Security Council Syria statement

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:02:15 +1300 | NZUN

New Zealand is bitterly disappointed that the Security Council was not able to come together today. More >>

UNSC Syria resolution vetoed

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:39:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the use of the veto in response to a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria is cynical and disappointing. More >>

The BSA And The Terror-tories

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:18:42 +1300 | Shalom.Kiwi

Hey, you didn’t forget about The Occupation for a minute did you? No silly, we are not talking about Northern Cyprus, Tibet, Crimea, Balochistan, Western Sahara, or any of the other occupations around the world that you never hear about.More >>

Online Petition Receives 170,000+ Signatures

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:20:07 +1300 | Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation

Our online petition advocates freedom of movement for citizens between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:20:59 +1300 | Massey University

A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education. More >>

Donald Trump’s Election: Israel’s Additional Focus

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:43:51 +1300 | INSS Insight

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has prompted many in Israel to issue recommendations to the President-elect and the administration-in-formation regarding policy on Israel. One of the repeated objectives is to repair the relations ...More >>

Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:02:49 +1300 | Pacific Disability Forum

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated every year on 3rd December and this year it is celebrated with the theme “Achieving 17 goals for the future we want”. The theme noted the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Anne Tolley’s callous folly

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:29:32 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More >>

Cuban ambassador joins Auckland Fidel Castro commemorateion

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:31:58 +1300 | Auckland Cuba Friendship Society

The Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray will be joining a group of Aucklanders on Saturday to celebrate the life of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who died this week at age 90.More >>

NZUN: UNSC Syria statement

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:10:47 +1300 | NZUN

Thank you Mr President. New Zealand welcomes today’s briefing on the events unfolding in eastern Aleppo and we thank the briefers and commend them and the brave people that have been working with them in such difficult circumstances.More >>

Australian Political Exchange group visits New Zealand

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:21:50 +1300 | Office of the Speaker

South Australian MP, Samuel Duluk, and political staff from Australian Federal and State Parliaments will visit New Zealand from 4-9 December as part of the Australian Political Exchange.More >>

NZ endorses new UN sanctions on North Korea

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:04:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed a United Nations Security Council Resolution imposing strengthened sanctions on North Korea following their fifth nuclear test, conducted in September. More >>

Julian Assange: No More Secrets, No More Lies

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:24:47 +1300 | Think Inc

From the Embassy of Ecuador in London, Assange will be transported live back to Auckland & Melbourne simultaneously via video link, with audience members in both cities having the opportunity to ask questions to one of the world’s most notorious figures. ...More >>

NZ Witness: Castro saved Cuba from Coups, Counter Coups

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:34:31 +1300 | Peter Isaac

NAPIER, HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND, November 29, 2016 / -- Fidel Castro was a “giant” who saved Cuba from revolving door coups and counter coups declares New Zealander Bernard Diederich who was a close friend of Castro’s since his ascent ...More >>

Crowd-funding campaign to complete documentary

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:53:08 +1300 | Team Tibet film

Crowd-funding campaign gains momentum to complete the documentary ‘TEAM TIBET – Home away from Home’ More >>

RCEP must not be another TPP, say civil society groups

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:59:51 +1300 | AFTINET

The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be used as a model for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)*, 316 civil society organisations from across the Asia Pacific have warned as the sixteenth round of negotiations begin ...More >>

Australia, the US and Trumpism - Binoy Kampmark

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:43:13 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Politics can be a deliciously self-defeating field. For the US-Australian alliance, one born out of desperate insecurity on the part of Canberra, a dramatic change in the White House was always going to cause a shudder. A Clinton presidency was presumed ...More >>

Makhlouf: Globalism Over Protectionism

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:44:15 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

Speech delivered at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Conference in Wellington by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 29 November 2016. More >>

New Government Appointments

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:26:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Nicholson as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Samoa. More >>


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