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U.S. Abortion Victory Will Protect NZ Women’s Rights

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:32:02 +1200 | Abortion Law Reform Association NZ

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Texas anti-abortion law should stop activists in New Zealand trying to cut abortion access on spurious health grounds, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says.More >>

NZD back above 70c US after UK's Cameron says no Brexit rush

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:28:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar rose back above 70 US cents after British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated he would leave Brexit negotiations to his successor and won't invoke article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that would begin the process for leaving the ...More >>

Royal Commonwealth Society statement on UK referendum

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:22:41 +1200 | Royal Commonwealth Society

Royal Commonwealth Society statement on UK voting to leave the European Union PRESS RELEASE: After a long campaign the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union through a historic referendum. As the UK reacts to the implications ...More >>

NZ dollar hits 3-year high vs British pound

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:12:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hit a three-year high against the British pound amid continued uncertainty about the outlook for the UK following that country's vote to leave the European Union.More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Brexit and the Shewan Report

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:31:34 +1200 | Robert Kelly

After a couple of weeks of announcements, today’s post cabinet press conference was a nuts and bolts affair. The Prime Minister John Key spoke about the British referendum on EU membership and the findings of John Shewan’s independent inquiry ...More >>

Report: Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:03:23 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

1.1 The Inquiry is required to examine New Zealand’s foreign trust disclosure rules and to report on whether the rules, and the enforcement of them, are sufficient to ensure New Zealand’s reputation is maintained when considered alongside the country’s ...More >>

Is the Silver Fern Farms’ Chinese Deal Off

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:25:22 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

In a move that will embarrass the government, Australian media are reporting that Shanghai Maling has abandoned efforts to buy our largest meat exporter, Silver Fern Farms.More >>

Key in Fear of Similar Brexit Backlash in NZ

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:51:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Member of Parliament for Northland 27 JUNE 2016 Key in Fear of Similar Brexit Backlash in NZ More >>

Headaches of Empire: Brexit’s Effect on the United States

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:05:04 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

President Barack Obama, like other leaders who were taking the gruel of Brexit for his breakfast serving, did not react well to the referendum result. Over time, he has been unduly chiding in his manner, reproachful about the affairs of another country ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aftermath of Brexit

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:00:18 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Now that it has woken up from its Brexit victory hangover, is Britain acting as if it has just won the World Cup? Hardly.More >>

UK trade deal now an absolute priority

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:10:59 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pushing hard for Closer Commonwealth Economic Relations (CCER) with the United Kingdom to be New Zealand’s number one trade priority. More >>

Statements by EU’s Presidents and the High Representative

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:03:28 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom More >>

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:57:40 +1200 | UN Watch

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council In Response to New Report Finding Genocide More >>

UN experts urge Knesset not to adopt pending legislation

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:14:42 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Israel: UN experts urge Knesset not to adopt pending legislation that could target critical NGOs More >>

UN Secretary-General on the 'Brexit' vote

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:07:49 +1200 | United Nations

The Secretary-General has followed discussions surrounding the referendum in the United Kingdom closely. The vote to leave the European Union came at the end of intensive deliberations and rich discussions, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe.More >>

National Black Church Initiative President Clarifies Stance

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:04:40 +1200 | National Black Church Initiative

National Black Church Initiative President Rev. Anthony Evans Clarifies Position and Issues Apology to the Black Church, Black Press, and Black Community Concerning HB2 Law in North Carolina More >>

Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:00:11 +1200 | African Press Organisation

Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa- Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets More >>

Corporate Citizens Need to Make a Real Impact

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:56:54 +1200 | African Press Organisation

The roll-out of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes with a “leave no one behind” strategy that moves from reducing to ending poverty, and one that puts sustainability and growth at its core, believes Abey Tau, Public Affairs and Corporate ...More >>

World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey,

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:49:20 +1200 | UNESCO

Paris, 24 June—The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session (10 to 20 July), which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion ...More >>

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:41:11 +1200 | African Press Organisation

• The centre will leverage GE’s global expertise and will be GE’s innovation and technology transfer centre of excellence in Africa More >>


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