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Negotiations on PACER Plus Concluded [26/8/16]

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:02 +1200 | Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific Islands Forum Ministers responsible for Trade and Economic Development meeting today in Christchurch, New Zealand, have concluded the legal text of the ‘Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus’, which aims to create jobs, ...More >>

NZ Welcomes Colombia Peace Agreement

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:35:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos of the conclusion of a peace agreement between the Colombia Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) guerrilla movement.More >>

Routeburn Track rescue update - Body recovered

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:49:39 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police and SAR have this morning recovered the body of a man believed to be the Czech tourist who died following a fall on Routeburn Track. While the man is yet to be formally identified, Police can confirm that the name of the man they were searching ...More >>

Unwanted Images: The Nauru Incident Reports

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:40:54 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

When the first reports came through about the unfolding Holocaust during the Second World War, audiences were incredulous. Surely no industrialised society could quite go so far? Killings, yes; butcheries, certainly. But a mass-scale industrialised ...More >>

Spark to credit costs of calls and texts to Italy

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:18:45 +1200 | Spark NZ

Spark announced today it will credit its customers for the cost of landline and mobile calls and texts to Italy following the devastating earthquakes on Wednesday morning local time.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the end game in Spain

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:44:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the issues to do with the Fairfax/NZME media merger proposal is the decline in (a) news gathering and in (b) news analysis likely to follow in its wake. That decline is already pretty evident not only in the lack of coverage of the enduring ...More >>

Minister welcomes Baghdad appointment

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister of Defence 25 August 2016 Media Statement Minister welcomes Baghdad appointment Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of a New Zealand Army Brigadier to a senior role in the counter-Daesh Coalition. ...More >>

Address to NZ Institute of International Affairs, Wellington

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:19:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister of Defence 25 August 2016 Speech Address to NZ Institute of International Affairs, Wellington Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. The last 15 years has seen the international strategic environment become increasingly ...More >>

Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita opens PMA conference

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:57:41 +1200 | Pasifika Medical Association

Partnerships will be celebrated this week with the 20th anniversary conference, marking a successful Pasifika Medical Association journey, from 1996 to 2016, which will be opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita of Tonga.More >>

Double standard on weapons investment

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:41:37 +1200 | Auckland Peace Action

Lockheed Martin, a company that has been banned for investment by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and ACC because it manufacturers nuclear weapons, holds a current NZ Navy contract for $446 million and is sponsor of this year’s NZ Navy 75th birthday.More >>

Using data to better address violence against women

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:39:13 +1200 | United Nations Population Fund

Bangkok - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a program that will help countries in the region to measure violence against women.More >>

Māori students march for Freedom

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:35:52 +1200 | Te Mana Akonga

Māori students will march for the freedom of West Papua today as they gather for the annual conference Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga this year hosted by Ngāi Tauira, the Māori Students’ Association at Victoria University of Wellington.More >>

Tramper rescued from Routeburn Track - UPDATE

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:29:20 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The following release can be attributed to Inspector Olaf Jensen, Otago Lakes Central Area Commander. More >>

NZ SuperFund deepens investment in Israeli banks

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:12:42 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network

The Palestine Solidarity Network says the New Zealand Superannuation Fund must exclude Israeli banks from its investment portfolio, instead of increasing the Fund’s links with them. The PSN has referred to the Fund a Human Rights Watch Report into the ...More >>

Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:59 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then ...More >>

Governor-General’s speech at the State Farewell Luncheon

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:48 +1200 | Government House

At my swearing-in ceremony in 2011, I spoke about the extraordinary honour that had been bestowed upon us. At the same time, I acknowledged just a little trepidation about what the next five years might bring.More >>

NZ to host Pacific trade and development talks

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:18:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 24 August 2016 Media Statement NZ to host Pacific trade and development talks Trade Minister Todd McClay will Chair a meeting of Trade Ministers and senior representatives from 16 countries in Christchurch on Friday ...More >>

NZDF Hosting Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:01:02 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force is hosting a visit by the Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Rear Admiral (RADM) Viliame Naupoto over the next few days. More >>

Pacific Civil Society calls for no deal on PACER-Plus

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:10:51 +1200 | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Pacific Trade Ministers have today been presented with a civil society petition calling for them to make no conclusion of the PACER-Plus talks until all the texts have been released and there has been a fully-funded, independent and comprehensive social ...More >>

Nauru whistleblowers to speak out at Wellington protest

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:26 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Nauru whistleblowers due to speak out at Wellington protest for refugees held in Australian offshore detention More >>


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