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Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Sydney to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations. More >>

Update on yesterday's tragic events

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:04:13 +1300 | Royal Canadian Mounted Police

We want to provide an update on certain aspects of the terrible events that unfolded yesterday in downtown Ottawa and on Parliament Hill. More >>

National War Memorial, OPS facilities reopened

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:02:21 +1300 | Ottawa Police Service

The area including the National War Memorial, which was previously cordoned off, is now accessible to the public. Motorists can expect traffic delays in the area. More >>

Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:47:21 +1300 | Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010.More >>

Notice of Motion: The Loss of the soldier killed in Ottawa

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:10 +1300 | The Maori Party

I stand today on behalf of the Māori Party to express our heartfelt sympathies to the Canadian Parliament, the Canadian people, and most of all to the family and loved ones of the soldiers whose lives have been tragically stolen.More >>

Flying Visit for Adventuring Kiwi Socialpreneur

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:35 +1300 | Social Opportunity Group

12 Months on, this former Alexandra barista is changing lives in Buenos Aires Slums with free lunches, music, art, drama and toothbrushes More >>

“China Ready” seminars back by popular demand

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:10 +1300 | Christchurch Airport

Increasing numbers of Chinese visitors arriving into Christchurch Airport has seen southern tourism and business operators sign up for seminars which help them roll out the welcome mat.More >>

Te Atatu Man Returns from Hunting Pirates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:47 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Te Atatu man and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Sergeant (SGT) Jack Xiong has returned home from hunting pirates in the Middle East. SGT Xiong has spent the last three months as a crew member of an RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft, which has been part ...More >>

March in Solidarity with Kurdistan Against ISIS Attacks

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:14:03 +1300 | NZ Solidarity with Kurdistan

The New Zealand Kurdish Community will march in solidarity with Kurdistan in light of the heinous genocidal attacks in Kobanê by ISIS. We will begin with silent demonstrations then commence marching. We will start from Britomart, Queen Street (outside Dick ...More >>

Corruption: Positive developments for NZ but more to be done

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:13:32 +1300 | Transparency International NZ

Global anti-corruption group Transparency International today released a report on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement and called for New Zealand to implement draft legislation to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption.More >>

Labour’s thoughts with Canadians

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:51:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has offered its sympathies to the family and friends of the Canadian soldier who died in what appears to be a premeditated and unprovoked attack while standing at guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial.More >>

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:55 +1300 | BioGro

BioGro is New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealand’s export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture ...More >>

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones for fight against Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:20:34 +1300 | Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination ...More >>

Prime Minister extends condolences to Canada

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his deepest sympathies to those affected by this morning’s events in Canada. More >>

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:26 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the petrol price at the pump, and the market value of your house. This year, Key was lucky enough to hit a peak in the business cycle ...More >>

Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:56:53 +1300 | West Papua Action Auckland

Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:55 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ...More >>

First NZ job fairs in November

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:22:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.More >>

Key incompetent or misleading over war coalition meeting

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:33:56 +1300 | Green Party

Analysis released by the Green Party shows multiple international news organisations were reporting on United States President Barack Obama’s attendance at an ISIS war coalition meeting at Andrews Air Force Base up to twelve hours before the meeting ...More >>

Call for release of French journalists in West Papua

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:57:29 +1300 | Joint Press Release

West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in Jayapura West Papua.More >>


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