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Samoa opens a new Trade Exhibition centre in Auckland

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:47:07 +1200 | Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters

Samoa is taking a bigger stride into the New Zealand market with the opening of the new ‘SAME – Buy Samoa Made’ Trade Exhibition centre being opened in Auckland next week.More >>

NZ support for the Pacific’s ‘Blue Economy’

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:19:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Oceans theme of the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum and announced new support for efforts to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.More >>

Unconditional Gaza ceasefire needed now

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:57:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Israeli response in Gaza is disproportionate and with the firing of tanks and mortars into civilian areas, increasingly indiscriminate, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.More >>

Joint Statement on EU-New Zealand Partnership Agreement

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

Joint Statement on EU-New Zealand Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation (PARC) by High Representative for EU Foreign and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCullyMore >>

NZ welcomes landmark agreement with the EU

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:56:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation (PARC) between New Zealand and the European Union.More >>

Kiwi at helm of Caribbean’s Club Med Turkoise

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:43:52 +1200 | Club Med

One of Club Med’s most spectacular resort settings is Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean with New Zealand born Michael Clarke at the helm. More >>

Declaration of World War One was birth of nation

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:19:59 +1200 | NZ Returned and Services Association

On 4 August 2014, New Zealand will commemorate the centenary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany and the beginning of New Zealand’s involvement in World War One. More >>

NZ support for upgrade of Pacific navigation charts

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:07:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lead a new regional programme to improve Pacific navigation charts. More >>

Tear Fund Launches Emergency Appeal for Gaza

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:08:54 +1200 | TEAR Fund

As the death toll surpasses 1000 in Gaza, TEAR Fund has launched an appeal to help civilians caught up in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. TEAR Fund CEO and chairman of the NGO Disaster Relief Forum Ian McInnes said, the loss of civilian ...More >>

How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:43:25 +1200 | Embassy of Japan

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Victoria University of Wellington, is very pleased to introduce the Japan Foundation’s exhibition. Images of the devastation following the powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake in East Japan in 2011 are still fresh ...More >>

Campbell Live Viewers Raise $127,000 for Unicef Gaza Appeal

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:37:16 +1200 | Mediaworks

Campbell Live viewers, in conjunction with UNICEF, have raised more than $127,000 to assist children affected by the conflict in Gaza. The total was announced tonight on the show with a message of thanks to New Zealanders from UNICEF for their support.More >>

Immunisation expert to advise global NGO

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:51:42 +1200 | University of Auckland

A New Zealand immunisation expert has been invited to join the World Health Organisation’s strategic advisory group on immunisation. More >>

Ministers condemned for failing to meet Papuan journalist

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:50:34 +1200 | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland is shocked that that Ministers Coleman and Tolley have decided against giving even a brief time to meet with visiting Papuan journalist Victor Mambor (Chair of the Papua Chapter of the Association of Independent Journalists ...More >>

New Zealand criticised by Pacific Island leaders

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:58:00 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand needs to listen to Pacific Island leaders when it comes to climate change action, said the Green Party today. Discontent with New Zealand and Australia is rife at the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit which commenced today in Palau.More >>

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - July 28, 2014

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:24 +1200 | US Department Of State

MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. I was going to make up a story, but I couldn’t come up with a good one. So I injured it over the course of the last couple of weeks. So this boot will be with me for about six ...More >>

Center for American Progress' India: 2020 Program

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:37:46 +1200 | US Department Of State

Neera, thank you very, very much. Thank you for confirming to me your mother’s fealty. (Laughter.) I’m deeply appreciative for her support through the years and I’m sorry we lost you when you were 18, but I’m glad you wound up here, as is ...More >>

Gaza Statement by International Lawyers/HRDs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:04 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014 More >>

2013 International Religious Freedom Report

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:20:18 +1200 | US Department Of State

On July 28, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. The reports, now in their 16th edition, are available on and . More >>

ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:08:53 +1200 | US Department Of State

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Commonwealth Club San Francisco, CA As Prepared for Delivery More >>

NZ NGOs respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:17 +1200 | NGO Disaster Relief Forum

NZ NGOs are responding to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip with news today of an upsurge in violence and an increasing number of civilian casualties. More >>


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