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NZ’s gender equality issues in international forum

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:32:45 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

New Zealand faces similar gender equality issues and opportunities to those of its neighbouring countries, according to the latest international conference on women’s empowerment.More >>

Songpa Streetlamp to Immortalise Sister City Relationship

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:36 +1300 | Scape Public Art

A unique and symbolic streetlamp from Songpa-gu, Korea will be installed and unveiled on 29 November 2014 as part of Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid in Christchurch. More >>

Forum Compact Development Partner Peer Review of New Zealand

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:38:53 +1300 | Pacific Islands Forum

Following the completion of the first leg of the review of New Zealand’s development cooperation in the Pacific, the Forum Compact Review Team is now visiting Kiribati to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand’s assistance in the small island developing ...More >>

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:20:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting. “This year’s NATO Foreign Ministers meeting will bring together Ministers from NATO’s 28 member states ...More >>

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:10:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. More >>

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:34:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service. “Mr Allen was the first non-diplomat to hold the top job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...More >>

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill - Submissions

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:12:19 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 27 November 2014 More >>

Hurdles for NHS workers wishing to transfer UK pension to NZ

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:01:53 +1300 | GBP Pensions

With the UK Treasury’s proposed 31st March 2015 deadline looming, many former public sector employees are already scrambling to get their pension transfer underway. However, there is now another issue of which ex-NHS workers should be aware.More >>

MFAT chief John Allen leaving for private sector role

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:49:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The chief executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, John Allen, is resigning to take up a role in the private sector. More >>

A Taste of Edinburgh to Welcome the Bard

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:39:53 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Award-winning local author and City Councillor, Neville Peat will speak at the Dunedin City Library on Friday 28 November about his recent visit to Edinburgh with the Mayoral sister-city delegation.More >>

NZ-HK Customs heads meet to strengthen ties

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:26:14 +1300 | New Zealand Customs Service

A meeting between New Zealand Customs and Hong Kong Customs officials in Auckland today has strengthened the close partnership between the two agencies that continue to work together, especially to combat drug smuggling and organised crime.More >>

Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - Dunedin

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:20:58 +1300 |

Experience the unique culture of the Palestinian people with an afternoon of art, music, poetry and delicious food. More >>

KuangChi Science Is Going to Launch the 'Traveller' in NZ

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:04:44 +1300 | KuangChi Science

KuangChi Science (HKSE: 00439) is collaborating with Airways New Zealand and Pengxin International to launch a 'near space ship' called Traveller in New Zealand. KuangChi Science is a Hong Kong listed company specializing in novel space service.More >>

Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:06:46 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding its 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference in Auckland at the Business School and Waipapa Marae, ...More >>

Shady Past? Platinum Credit Card Level for Immigration

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:55:07 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is questioning why arrangements between Immigration New Zealand and China UnionPay will see streamlined visa processing for holders of Platinum and Diamond UnionPay credit cards.More >>

G-Mana Wholesale Autos Grand Opening

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:41:33 +1300 | G-Mana Wholesale Autos

The car sales industry in South Auckland is a lucrative and competitive business. But locally owned G-MANA WHOLESALE AUTOS Ltd by Samoan entrepreneur Afioga Galumalemana Tai Galumalemana in Papatoetoe announced that their second branch will be launched ...More >>

Draft foreign fighters legislation released

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.More >>

Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to ...More >>

Minister to undertake Perth engagements

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:58:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister to undertake Perth engagements Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements. This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of four New Zealand job fairs in Australia targeting some emerging ...More >>

Phillip John Smith - statement

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:48:00 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police and the New Zealand Embassy in Brasilia are aware of a decision from the Brazil Federal Court requiring the deportation of Phillip Smith within 10 days. Further assessment is required to ensure there is a full understanding of this decision and ...More >>


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