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Minister visits Sinai and Golan Heights

Tue, 3 May 2016 09:03:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister visits Sinai and Golan Heights Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will today arrive in Stuttgart, Germany, following his first visit to NZ Defence Force (NZDF) troops at South Camp in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights in Israel.More >>

Andrew Little visits Zaatari refugee camp

Mon, 2 May 2016 12:02:09 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT April 30 2016 Andrew Little visits Zaatari refugee camp Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, has visited the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, Zaatari in Jordan, a day after seeing ...More >>

UN Security Council: Healthcare in Armed Conflict

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:50:06 +1200 | Permanent Mission of NZ to the UN

UN Security Council: Healthcare in Armed Conflict ________________________________________ On Tuesday 3 May at 10 am (New York time), the UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution condemning attacks on medical personnel and hospitals. New Zealand ...More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little

Mon, 2 May 2016 09:37:10 +1200 | The Nation

Says the attack on Mosul planned for this year will determine if we are “winning” against Islamic State: “That’s going to be a test of whether the Iraqi Army has really transformed under the training that is being provided.”More >>

Delegation from the National Assembly of France to visit NZ

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:23:47 +1200 | Office of the Speaker

Delegation of Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of France to visit the New Zealand Parliament More >>

Gordon Campbell on not crying foul, Argentina

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:07:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly ...More >>

Minister pays return visit to Camp Taji

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:55:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today arrived in Dubai following his second visit to NZ Defence Force (NZDF) troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad.More >>

Cross-border trade agreement means more investment choices

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:24:21 +1200 | Financial Markets Authority

New Zealand investors will benefit from more competition for their investment dollar and more choice of investment options as a result of an international agreement signed today.More >>

Little visits NZ troops in Iraq and refugees in Jordan

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:19:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Mr Little also met with Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obedih and senior military officials from the Coalition forces in Iraq. He now heads to Jordan to see the unfolding refugee crisis first hand.More >>

INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPP

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:45:17 +1200 | India NZ Business Council

India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New Zealand ...More >>

Wellington Zoo leading the way to save White Cheeked Gibbons

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:24:21 +1200 | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo leading the way to save critically endangered White-Cheeked Gibbons in the wild Wellington Zoo is helping to save critically endangered White-Cheeked Gibbons in the wild by taking a pivotal role in a new partnership with the Fauna ...More >>

Poll shows Govt seen to be handling tax haven issue “poorly”

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:12:27 +1200 | ActionStation

Community campaigning group ActionStation says the Government needs to act to close loopholes that have allowed New Zealand to become a tax haven. The group today released UMR polling data showing more than half of New Zealanders are concerned about New ...More >>

Manus detention facility declared illegal

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:47:53 +1200 | Amnesty International

With the Manus detention facility declared illegal, the Australian government must now do the right thing More >>

IMF to review financial system oversight, securities law

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:57:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) - The International Monetary Fund will look at the Reserve Bank's oversight of the insurance and banking sectors, and review the overhaul of New Zealand's securities law to see how the country stacks up against global norms.More >>

NZ posts biggest annual trade deficit in 7 years

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:04:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ posts biggest annual trade deficit in 7 years on drop in value of dairy, meat More >>

Common Tourist Visas with Australia Unlikely

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:34:09 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 27 APRIL 2016 Common Tourist Visas with Australia Unlikely A common tourist visa with Australia is almost as likely as Australia ignoring our weak record on migration ...More >>

New Zealand hosts Trans-Tasman crime and safety meeting

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:24:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Ministers from across Australia and New Zealand will meet to discuss Trans-Tasman cooperation on topics from family violence to natural disasters. More >>

Meddlesome Empire: Obama and Client Britain’s EU Referendum

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:32:43 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Good to see that history, if it does not possess historical cunning, as Hegel rather foolishly observed, has, at the very least, some humour. US President Barack Obama has been busy making it his business to make sure that Britain remains in the European ...More >>

Gallagher to Support Cyclone-affected Fiji

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:38:14 +1200 | Gallagher

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – Gallagher has teamed up with the Gallagher Family Hospice, the Gallagher Chiefs and Sport Waikato to supply an aid shipment in support of cyclone-affected Fiji. More >>

Successful trip to China concludes

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:27:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Successful trip to China concludes Primary Industries Nathan Guy has concluded a successful trip to China as part of a delegation led by Prime Minister John Key with Trade Minister Todd McClay and New Zealand businesses. “This visit has reinforced ...More >>


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