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Former GCSB Director Admits To Mass Surveillance Of NZers

Sat, 7 Mar 2015 00:22:18 +1300 | Alastair Thompson

This morning former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson was interviewed on Morning Report by Guyon Espiner about reports based on Edward Snowden documents about GCSB activity in the Pacific. His answers clearly confirmed mass surveillance of New Zealnders ...More >>

50 Leading Companies for Women in the Asia-Pacific

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:58:31 +1300 | APEC

In a small tin roof house in the Philippines, a group of women use crochet needles to sew recycled plastic bags into colorful fashion purses. The purses, designed by an artist, end up on the shelves of upmarket ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle in downtown ...More >>

Wellington City raises flag for Commonwealth

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:58:36 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Next Monday, 9 March, Wellington City Councillor Mark Peck, will be raising the Commonwealth flag in acknowledgement of Commonwealth Day. More >>

Worldwide celebration of French gastronomy kicks off in NZ

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:39:55 +1300 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

On Thursday 19 March, 2015, in 150 countries, restaurants and French embassies will present 1500 menus to celebrate France’s gastronomy by inviting the public and special guests to enjoy a “French dinner”. The event will pay tribute to a vibrant, ...More >>

Hamilton: Op Monsoon update 1

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:37:57 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police investigating the sudden unexplained death of an overseas visitor say keeping an open mind and not ruling out any possibilities of what has occurred is key to their case.More >>

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:45:25 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate . More >>

'Not in our name' nationwide peace vigils

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:15:13 +1300 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, were held around the country from Kaitaia to Dunedin last night, coordinated by Peace ...More >>

Cricketers team up to support efforts to end AIDS epidemic

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:46:21 +1300 | UNAIDS

At the Cricket World Cup 2015, cricketing champions show their commitment to raise awareness around HIV and break down stigma and discrimination More >>

It Takes Guts to Acquiesce to The Club | Francis Cook

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:54:47 +1300 | Francis Cook

Last week, Prime Minister John Key revealed what Russell Norman aptly referred to as the “worst kept secret in New Zealand”; the decision to send troops to Iraq, ostensibly for the purposes of training to Iraqi defence force. More >>

Fixing Tax Evadance through Public Equity | Keith Rankin

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:15:57 +1300 | Keith Rankin

On Sunday I watched a BBC Panorama programme about the widespread use in Britain of secret Swiss bank accounts for the purpose of tax avoidance, with particular focus on the Swiss operations of HSBC.More >>

Mass collection of Pacific data affects Kiwi holidaymakers

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:28:44 +1300 | InternetNZ

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.More >>

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 23 February 2015

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:20:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

OK, good afternoon. Cabinet today considered options for contributing to the international coalition against ISIL. As you know, New Zealand has already provided humanitarian assistance and our diplomatic efforts in this area will continue to be extremely ...More >>

NZ-India Business Summit – It’s Not Just Cricket

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:13 +1300 | INZBC

Some of India’s most senior and influential business people will be in Auckland on March 13 for the second investment summit to be hosted by the India-New Zealand Business Council. “While the Cricket World Cup is the reason we are holding the ...More >>

Refuting diplo-nonsense

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:03:02 +1300 | Valerie Morse

Refuting diplo-nonsense: a rebuttal to Professor Robert Ayson’s essay on the deployment of NZ troops to Iraq. More >>

Judgment: Pora (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent)

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:15:43 +1300 | Privy Council

Susan Burdett was raped and murdered in her home in March 1992. In May 1994 Teina Pora (“the Appellant”) was convicted of the rape and murder of Ms Burdett and the aggravated burglary of her home. In 1999 the New Zealand Court of Appeal quashed ...More >>

Not in our name: Nationwide peace vigils tomorrow

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:12:02 +1300 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country from Hokianga to Dunedin at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March. ...More >>

TUTAKITAKI - Fusion of Brazilian and Maori music

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:50:19 +1300 | Embassy of Brazil

The Embassy of Brazil has the pleasure of inviting you to TUTAKITAKI, a unique musical project that promotes the encounter of Brazilian and Maori music. More >>

New Zealand celebrates International Women’s Day

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:45:37 +1300 | The Daya Trust

International Women’s Day is a day for celebrating women’s economic, political and social achievements around the globe. It is a day to acknowledge women’s successes, while recognising that there is still a long way to go in ending the inequalities ...More >>

Secretary of Foreign Affairs And Trade Appointed

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:33:38 +1300 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Brook Barrington as Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).More >>

Cuban Foreign Minister's Human Rights Council statement

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:13:21 +1300 | Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand

Statement by the H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the High Level Segment of the Twenty Eighth Session of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, Switzerland, March 2, 2015. More >>


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