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Zionists incite hatred towards UNWRA

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:20:54 +1300 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

Zionists incite hatred towards UNWRA A Shalom Kiwi Press Release UN agency continues to incite anti-Semitic violence claims that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is guilty ofinciting Jihadist terrorism and anti-Semitism. ...More >>

Prime Minister makes official visit to New Zealand

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:13:24 +1300 | Government Of Timor-Leste

The Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo, is undertaking an official visit to New Zealand, leaving Díli on the 25th of February and returning on the 4th of March. The visit is being conducted in response to an invitation from the Government ...More >>

Speaker of Parliament visits Australia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:20:22 +1300 | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is visiting Australia next week as part of continuing to build effective working relationships between the New Zealand Parliament and the Parliament of Australia.More >>

Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:41:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment.More >>

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2017 Review

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:43:41 +1300 | International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a ...More >>

Clean energy and electricity security at centre of NZ visit

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:41:17 +1300 | International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s executive director, Dr Fatih Birol, visited New Zealand this week where he presented with Judith Collins, the Minister of Energy and Resources, the IEA’s latest in-depth review of New Zealand energy policies.More >>

Standing Rock Protest Campsite to be Cleared

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:49:14 +1300 | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

I continue to ask that there be no forcible removal of remaining campers. Peace and Safety is the priority. More >>

The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:40:08 +1300 | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding ...More >>

Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:47:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner will travel to Beijing this week to discuss a joint work programme with her Chinese counterpart. More >>

Wellington Zoo Sun Bear Sean rescued 20 years ago today

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:06:48 +1300 | Wellington Zoo

Sean, one of Wellington Zoo’s two Sun Bears, was rescued from outside a shop in Cambodia 20 years ago today, on 22 February 1997. An Australian businessman found Sean chained outside a shop in Phnom Penh and rescued him on the back of his motorbike. ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on using ‘kaupapa Maori’ as a cloak

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:18:40 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he faux outrage yesterday from the Maori Party over the ‘kaupapa Maori’ critical comment made by Labour leader Andrew Little has been quite a sight to behold. Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s ...More >>

Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 21 February 2017 Media Statement Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal More >>

The People said No! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:45:46 +1300 | Pierre Peeters Gallery

John Miller  The People said No ! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War. 1967-72                28:02:2017 - 31:03:2017 This is a celebration not to be missed - Tuesday 28th February, 5.30pm. ALL WELCOME!More >>

Dotcom Case Judgment - Ortmann & Ors v USA

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:40 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Dotcom Legal Team on High Court judgment

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:23 +1300 | Kim Dotcom

This case is no longer the "largest criminal copyright case", 1 at least as far as New Zealand is concerned. As we have said all along, there is no such offence under our Copyright Act. We were right. However, this afternoon the High Court judgment ...More >>

McCully to visit Cook Islands

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:48:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet. More >>

The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:57:53 +1300 | UNHCHR

Lecture by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the presentation of Georgetown University's Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of DiplomacyMore >>

NZ and Aussie trade deals needed as proof EU can do them

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:10:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ and Aussie trade deals needed as proof EU can do them: Hungarian foreign minister More >>

Gordon Campbell on what Trump may mean for us

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:31:44 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he chaotic presidency of Donald Trump has been a weird form of spectator sport for the past three weeks. Horrible, but you can’t stop watching it. So far though, not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand ...More >>

Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:24:40 +1300 | Green Party

“News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular ...More >>


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