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Letter to Ministers on behalf of Afghanistan villagers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:01 +1300 | McLeod and Associates

Letter sent to the relevant Ministers and media today on behalf of the villagers of Khak Khuday Dad and Naik in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:01 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ...More >>

New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:46:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fiji’s border security. More >>

Press Conference on Operation Burnham

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:42:23 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating & Director of Defence Legal Services, Colonel Lisa Ferris More >>

National Security top of the agenda in London this week

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:08:54 +1300 | Office of the Speaker

Dr Shane Reti MP will represent New Zealand this week at the International Parliamentary Conference on National Security and Cybersecurity in London, the United Kingdom More >>

Hit and Run authors say latest NZDF denials incorrect

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:35:27 +1300 | Nicky Hager

Hit and Run co-authors Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson stand by the facts in their book. They say the NZDF response to the book issued on Sunday night is bizarre and a continuation of seven years of cover up. It seems, they said, to be nothing more ...More >>

Q+A: Trade Minister Todd McClay interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:20:10 +1300 | TVNZ

Trade Minister Todd McClay – not ruling out a conversation around Chinese workers coming to New Zealand to work on infrastructure projects as part of trade talks. ‘Yeah, well, that’s not something that’s on the table at the moment, but, look, ...More >>

Europe visit to boost relationships

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:52:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister departs for Europe tonight for a series of meetings with his European and United Kingdom counterparts and to address the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels, Belgium. “New Zealand has close ties with Europe and ...More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Todd McClay

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:08:56 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Todd McClay The US is part of the Govt’s plan to get 90% of goods covered by FTAs by 2030 - but McClay acknowledges that with Trump’s protectionist policies it’s going to be a hard road. “We’re going ...More >>

Condolence book to open

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:01 +1300 | British High Commission

A Book of Condolences will be opened at the Australian High Commission, 72-76 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington on Monday 27 March between 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm.More >>

NZ to open High Commission in Sri Lanka

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:06:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. More >>

New Zealand to open new embassy in Ireland

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:58:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open an embassy in Dublin, Ireland. More >>

Gordon Campbell on war crimes and the Afghan insurgency

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:31:20 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T ruly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon ...More >>

Government can’t rely on ISAF report into civilian casulties

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:46:52 +1300 | Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon says the New Zealand Government must act now to swiftly launch an independent inquiry into allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. More >>

Foreign Minister to Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:09:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March.More >>

Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Auckland, New Zealand

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:15:33 +1300 | Solomon Islands Government

The Solomon Islands Government confirms that Mr. Kayhan Khadem was officially appointed as the Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Auckland following a Cabinet approval and official exequatur signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade in ...More >>

Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:12:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji   Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has paid his third visit to NZ Defence Force troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad.   Mr Brownlee arrived back in Dubai this morning, ...More >>

Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:31:48 +1300 | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Following the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book ‘Hit & Run’, Grant Bayldon Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand released the following statement:More >>

NZDF Response To Book

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:14:07 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force stands by the statement it made dated 20 April 2011. More >>

Hager-Stephenson book on tragic SAS actions in Afghanistan

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:38:40 +1300 | Nicky Hager

Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager and war correspondent Jon Stephenson have teamed up, in a book released today, to tell the story of a dark and guilty secret of New Zealand's recent history. The book is about what the New Zealand military ...More >>


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