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Gordon Campbell on the PM’s TPP concessions on medicines

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:49:10 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So, on the eve of the last round of talks meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister John Key has conceded that yes New Zealand will probably have to pay more for medicines under the TPP .More >>

John Kerry Remarks with NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:32:32 +1200 | US Department Of State

Hello, everybody. My great privilege to welcome the foreign minister of New Zealand here. Murray is a close friend now. We have worked together for a number of years. I am particularly grateful, as is President Obama, for New Zealand’s very strong ...More >>

Internet Romantics - Risk of Death Penalty in Asia/Pacific

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:06:10 +1200 | Asia Pacific Lawyers Network

“Evidence is mounting of increasing numbers of internet romantics and international travellers risking their lives after being deceived, coerced and ultimately exploited by sophisticated international drug cartels,” New Zealand death penalty defence ...More >>

"Peace Researcher" 49, June 2015, Online Now

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:54:33 +1200 | Anti-Bases Campaign

Good Dog, Johnny! Iraq War Is The Price Of Belonging To “The Club” by Murray Horton More >>

PM to attend Cook Islands 50th celebrations

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:10:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Rarotonga next week to celebrate the Cook Islands’ 50th anniversary of self-government in free association with New Zealand. “Fifty years ago, New Zealand and the Cook Islands entered into a ...More >>

Need to end violence against children in conflict

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:59:37 +1200 | UN News

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief More >>

NZ statement to UNSC Middle East Open Debate

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:57:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Right across the Middle East, grave issues continue to demand this Council’s attention. More >>

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:48:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. “Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that ...More >>

Defence Force To Chalks Up 365 Days in Middle East

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:27:49 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) will mark one year conducting anti-piracy maritime surveillance in the Middle East at the end of July. The RNZAF P-3K2 aircraft and crew are deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces multinational partnership ...More >>

Key Wrongly Slams the Door Shut on Dairy Exports to Russia

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:11:34 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Rt Hon Winston Peters says it is rank hypocrisy that the National Government is wrongly ordering New Zealand’s dairy industry to not export to the Russian Federation, even though New Zealand does not have sanctions against Russia.More >>

Security Council confirms Iran nuclear deal

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:56:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Security Council confirms Iran nuclear deal Foreign Minister Murray McCully chaired a meeting of the United Nations Security Council today that endorsed last week’s historic nuclear deal between Iran, the Five Permanent (P5) members of the United ...More >>

One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of MH17

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:09:38 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine one year ago, taking the lives of 298 innocent people from 11 countries on July 17, 2014. Our thoughts remain with those who perished, and we join with their friends, families, and loved ...More >>

The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning - By Jane Kelsey

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:30:24 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

The global economy imploded in 2008 and confirmed a stark reality. Entire nations and billions of people are captives of an unstable and amoral economic system powered by finance , insurance and real estate – FIRE. [1] New Zealand included.More >>

NZ remembers anniversary of MH17 downing

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:09:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the thoughts of all New Zealanders are with the victims of the MH17 tragedy and their families on the first anniversary of the flight going down.More >>

McCully to New York for UNSC Presidency

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:26:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to New York this weekend to support New Zealand’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. More >>

Tozaka Thanks New Zealand for Support to Solomon Islands

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:41:40 +1200 | Solomon Islands Government

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Milner Tozaka has thanked the New Zealand Government for its ongoing support towards Solomon Islands under its bilateral aid programme. More >>

Joyce making it up on Aussie non-resident ban

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:07:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce is at such pains to deflect attention away from his Government’s failure to address the housing crisis, he is now making up stories about Australia’s ban on non-resident house buyers, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.More >>

Greek islands under 'severe strain' - daily refugee arrivals

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:05:22 +1200 | UN News

With some 1,000 refugees arriving daily, Greek islands under 'severe strain,' warns UN agency More >>

World Day: UN spotlights plight of vulnerable populalations

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:57:32 +1200 | UN News

Syrian refugees fleeing the fighting near the Syrian city of Kobani wait in a holding area before boarding buses in Turkey (September 2014). Photo: UNHCR /I. Prickett More >>

Afghanistan: Direct talks between Government and Taliban

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:51:16 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the recently held direct talks between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives as a step towards “peace and reconciliation” in the region.More >>


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