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NZ Cuban friendship group condemns Trumps anti-Cuba policy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:17:08 +1200 | Auckland Cuba Friendship Society

The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society has condemned the latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years.More >>


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:18:45 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) transported 120 tonnes of supplies and about 500 military personnel supporting coalition operations in the Middle East in the past month.More >>

Statement from Matt McCarten, Campaign for Change

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:37:29 +1200 | Matt McCarten

In May this year my contract with the Labour Party ended and I left to run a programme called the Campaign for Change. The programme was supported by the Labour Party in Auckland, however I led and managed it. More >>

Record new arrivals as net migration tops 72,000

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:24:13 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration reached 72,000 in the May 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals numbered 130,400 and migrant departures numbered 58,400 in the year ended May 2017.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fallout from the Barclay tape

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:01:02 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

T odd Barclay – soft exit or hard exit? Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal…well, maybe they should think again. This is hardly a case of cleaning ...More >>

NZ to help Pacific combat money laundering

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:17:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a significant boost to support Pacific island countries comply with international anti-money laundering standards. More >>

Sustain Voices of Pacific Youth & Nurture Leadership

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:39:28 +1200 | PIANGO

Investments by the Pacific Youth Council (PYC) in civil society leadership is one way that it can sustain the voices of youth in the Pacific development discourse, a roundtable meeting in Suva has been advised. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:09:54 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up (and the GCSB's support for Groser)More >>

Society of Publishers in Asia Awards

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:11:00 +1200 | Society of Publishers in Asia

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to best practices in professional publishing, was proud to present 95 awards for outstanding journalism at its annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention ...More >>

GCSB's process for determining foreign intelligence activity

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:58:25 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, released the public report of her inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) processes for determining its foreign intelligence activity today. This inquiry was ...More >>

Fulbright New Zealand grantees congratulated

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:59:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 19 June 2017 Media Statement Fulbright New Zealand grantees congratulated More >>

PM's Press Conference 19/6/17: Pike And Houses

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English began this week’s press conference with a recap of his discussions with the Pacific Island Prime Ministers about developing a better trade coordination. English will travel to Auckland this Thursday and Friday before ...More >>

McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:52:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

17 June 2017 Media Statement McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the appointment of respected trade policy expert Crawford Falconer as the U.K.'s Chief Trade Advisor. "I congratulate Crawford and wish ...More >>

Ballance phosphate cargo detained

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:32:19 +1200 | Western Sahara Campaign

Western Sahara Campaign notes that the High Court of South Africa has continued the detention of a cargo of phosphate rock bound for Ballance Agri-Nutrients, in New Zealand, from occupied Western Sahara. More >>

Saharawi on the detention of phosphate rock for NZ

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:30:24 +1200 | Saharawi government

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western SaharaMore >>

NZ support for energy upgrade in Tonga

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has announced funding to kickstart a major upgrade of the electricity network in the Tongan capital. More >>

PM’s Pension Portability Bribe Not Fooling Anyone

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:27:06 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 15 JUNE 2017 PM’s Pension Portability Bribe Not Fooling Anyone More >>

Innocenti report card 14

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:50:31 +1200 | UNICEF

(New York/Florence, 15 June 2017) 1 in 5 children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty and an average of 1 in 8 faces food insecurity, according to the latest Report Card issued by the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti. More >>

Brownlee's betrayal

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:19:48 +1200 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

Last Tuesday, 13 June 2017, The Jerusalem Post (JP) celebrated New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English's expression of regret over what he called the damage done to relations with Israel as a result of this country's sponsoring of UNSC Resolution ...More >>

PM opens facilities, announces support for Niue

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:07:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has today opened new facilities and announced a range of initiatives to support tourism and improve services for local households in Niue. More >>

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