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Draft foreign fighters legislation released

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. More >>

Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to ...More >>

Minister to undertake Perth engagements

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:58:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister to undertake Perth engagements Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements. This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of four New Zealand job fairs in Australia targeting some emerging ...More >>

Phillip John Smith - statement

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:48:00 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police and the New Zealand Embassy in Brasilia are aware of a decision from the Brazil Federal Court requiring the deportation of Phillip Smith within 10 days. Further assessment is required to ensure there is a full understanding of this decision and ...More >>

Dropping ANZTPA joint regulatory agency a wise decision

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:39 +1300 | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Dropping the proposed Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA) is a wise decision, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). More >>

Japanese teachers visit Sport Wellington

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:27:11 +1300 | Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington has met with a delegation of 22 Japanese teachers who are currently travelling New Zealand to research health and physical education. More >>

Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:13:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.More >>

Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:12 +1300 | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today.More >>

Key to chair International Democratic Union

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:01:19 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister and National Party Leader John Key was today elected Chairman of the International Democratic Union (IDU) at its latest meeting in Seoul, Korea. Mr Key was represented at the meeting by Hon Hekia Parata who was able to accept the role ...More >>

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:17:10 +1300 | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ...More >>

Major Support for China-NZ Screen Collaboration

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:52:28 +1300 | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-China Television Co-Production Agreement and announced two initiatives to further support feature film and television collaboration between the two countries.More >>

Capital’s Chinese Garden a symbol of partnership

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:18:41 +1300 | Wellington City Council

The proposed Chinese Garden for the Wellington Waterfront will be a symbol of the strong relationship shared between Wellington and its partner cities and regions in China, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said today.More >>

PM’s Keenness on Foreign Ownership Shocks Winston Peters

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:18:08 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key’s enthusiasm for the foreign ownership of farmland and now hotels, shows how naïve the Government is. “What does one make of Mr Key telling Federated Farmers, if the only buyers were domestic buyers and he was a credit officer, ...More >>

NZ China Mayoral Forum opens doors for economic benefits

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:16:23 +1300 | Local Government NZ

The inaugural New Zealand China Mayoral Forum will be held today in Auckland, the first of a regular exchange between mayors and governors from the two countries, expected to increase engagement and create significant economic benefits throughout ...More >>

Aus/NZ Govt Procurement Agreement reaffirmed

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:02:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand and Australian governments have today re-confirmed their commitment to a single competitive procurement market with the signing of the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA), Economic Development Minister ...More >>

National opens door further to Chinese property speculators

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:10:00 +1300 | Green Party

National has further opened the door to Chinese property speculators with the registration of a third Chinese bank here that will make it easier for Chinese investors to invest in New Zealand properties, the Green Party said today.More >>

New Zealand ranked 22nd in ease of paying tax

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:05 +1300 | PwC

New Zealand is rated 22nd out of 189 economies in its ease of paying taxes, according to Paying Taxes 2015, now in its ninth edition. The unique study by PwC and the World Bank Group is the only piece of research which measures the ease of paying taxes ...More >>

Key and NZ Police at G20: What a contribution

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:50:06 +1300 | Valerie Morse

While 200 New Zealand police officers are helping to repress protests outside of the G20 in Brisbane this week, John Key has been inside pushing the interests of giant multinational corporations to fast track the World Trade Organization (WTO) ...More >>

New opportunities with Chinese universities

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:17:05 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An agreement renewed today between New Zealand and Chinese universities will help pave the way for new collaboration opportunities between faculty and students in New Zealand and China including research partnerships, leadership development programmes ...More >>

CEO Successful Fellow

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:02:16 +1300 | NZ Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust CEO Dr. Nick Edgar has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. More >>


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