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Dunne: Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:47:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I am delighted to have been asked to speak at the launch of this exhibition, “Çannakale: Road to Peace out of War”. More >>

John Key once again wrong on refugee numbers

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:41:11 +1200 | Green Party

John Key has once again been caught overstating how many refugees New Zealand has accepted under his Government. More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s response to Euope's refugee crisis

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:40:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The government’s refusal to accept an emergency intake of refugees from the hundreds of thousands now pouring into Europe is pretty shameful. This country makes so much of its Anzac heritage. Yet now, John Key and Tony Abbott are standing side by side ...More >>

PM to attend 46th Pacific Islands Forum

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:07:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Papua New Guinea to attend the annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting being held in Port Moresby. “The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting is an opportunity for the region to come ...More >>

New Zealander to observe Trinidad and Tobago election

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:13:06 +1200 | CommonWealth New Zealand

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, a team of Commonwealth election observers will arrive in Port of Spain this week ahead of the general election scheduled for 7 September 2015.More >>

The Nation News Bites: Serco, CYFS & Former PM Helen Clark

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:56:27 +1200 | The Nation

A selection of news bites from the Saturday 29th August 2015 edition of The Nation which featured interviews with Former PM Helen Clark, SERCO CEO Rupert Soames and Children's Commissioner Russell Wills. More >>

NZDF Lends a Helping Hand to Honiara

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:54 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Providing first aid courses was just one of the community empowering activities that sailors from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON took part in this week in Ho-niara.More >>

This weekend on The Nation: Children, Clark, Refugees

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:24:25 +1200 | The Nation

After two scathing reports into the abuse and neglect of children in state care this week, Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills and Judge Carolyn Henwood come together for their first joint interview to discuss what needs to happen next.More >>

Silver Fern Farms Must Not Be Allowed to Go Chinese

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:12:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is vowing to fight for the continued New Zealand ownership of New Zealand’s second largest meat cooperative as it faces sale to the Chinese. More >>

China Week programme unveiled 7-13 September

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:58:40 +1200 | Nelson City Council

The programme for Nelson's inaugural China Week has been launched with an exciting array of activities, performances and business talks to celebrate and promote cross-cultural relationships and connectivity.More >>

Next Ambassador to Argentina announced

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:18:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

27 August 2015 Next Ambassador to Argentina announced Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Raylene Liufalani as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Argentina. “Argentina is an important partner for New Zealand in Latin America, and the resumption ...More >>

Iraqi Civilians Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:44:05 +1200 | Harmeet Sooden

Harmeet Sooden has recently returned from Iraqi Kurdistan, where he was working on a human rights project assessing communal tensions in a camp for internally displaced persons. In 2005, Harmeet was kidnapped in Iraq while working for an international ...More >>

MFAT's Al-Khalaf File - The Complete #SaudiSheep OIA Release

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:51:42 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Al-Khalaf model sheep farm payments, including live (air-freighted) pregnant sheep exports - all allegedly to facilitate a Gulf States free trade agreement has generated many headlines and Parliamentary Questions in recent weeks.More >>

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare wins Supreme Award

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:26:26 +1200 | AmCham Awards

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare wins Supreme Award at 2015 American Chamber of Commerce DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards More >>

Groser to Kuala Lumpur for regional trade talks

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:17:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser travels to Malaysia tonight for a series of meetings including the third Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting, the annual East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting, and ASEAN Economic Ministers’ ...More >>

Young Australian political leaders visit New Zealand

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:33:05 +1200 | Office of the Speaker

The New Zealand Parliament will host a delegation of young Australians from 22 to 28 August 2015. The delegation consists of six Australian political staff members and aims to provide development for young political leaders.More >>

TPP deal to free up dairy trade would reduce volatility

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:58:48 +1200 | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chairman John Luxton writes that major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom More >>

Navy Helps Pacific Neighbours Deter Illegal Fishing

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:42:36 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS WELLINGTON has arrived in Honiara after helping New Zealand’s South West Pacific neighbours patrol for illegal and unlicensed fishing activity in their waters.More >>

Dunne Speaks - What does the Labour Party stand for now?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:58:40 +1200 | Peter Dunne

The British Labour Party is currently whipping itself into a frenzy at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming its next leader. The veteran, hard-line left wing Islington North MP is a less polished modern version of Michael Foot, the scruffy academic ...More >>

Hendrik Kerstens + Erwin Olaf

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:09:27 +1200 | Whangarei Art Museum

The Whangarei Art Museum presents Hendrik Kerstens + Erwin Olaf . An exhibition featuring the works of two leading international contemporary photographers. More >>

 

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