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Greek referendum result opens door for new economics

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:18:49 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

“Any attempts to impose another round of unsuccessful austerity measures on the Greek people must be rejected by their Government in the wake of the conclusive referendum result,” said Democrats for Social Credit Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter. More >>

Undergraduates gather for international research conference

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:12:07 +1200 | University of Auckland

Undergraduate students from 20 universities around the world have gathered at the University of Auckland for the 11th annual Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference. Universitas 21 is a global network connecting research-intensive universities ...More >>

McCully to Forum Foreign Ministers meeting in Sydney

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:45:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Sydney later this week to attend a meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers. More >>

Gordon Campbell on where Greece goes from here

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:00:25 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

As one candid British commentator tried to come to grips with why his confident prediction of a “Yes” vote in Greece has failed so resoundingly, he said that he’d made that prediction from his own viewpoint – as someone with savings to ...More >>

NZ steps up support for international shark conservation

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:07:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has boosted the protection of sharks by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks. More >>

Minister to promote NZ as ITS test-bed

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:04:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges will promote New Zealand as a test bed for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and new investments through a range of meetings in the USA and Japan this week.More >>

Open letter to Australian leaders on children in detention

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:53:39 +1200 | Dr Ian Hassall

Attached is an open letter sent to Mr Abbott and Mr Shorten on Friday expressing concern for the children in the Australian Commonwealth Government detention centres on Nauru and elsewhere. Also attached is a list of the forty signatories who are ...More >>

New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:13:57 +1200 | Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. More >>

Democracy for Nauru now

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:57:41 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Democracy for Nauru now Murray McCully must send the strongest possible message to the Nauruan Government that New Zealand does not condone its actions given the disturbing developments there, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer ...More >>

Scholars urge minister to take decisive action on Nauru

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:37:11 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Twenty nine New Zealand legal scholars have written an open letter to the foreign minister Hon Murray McCully (attached), calling on him to take more decisive action over the deteriorating constitutional situation in Nauru.More >>

NZ needs to stop funding Nauru’s broken justice system

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:39:09 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is joining calls from top legal academics in New Zealand for the Government to stop funding the justice sector in Nauru while their democracy and rule of law is failing.More >>

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:31:07 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate ...More >>

Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Core Text

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:28:07 +1200 | Wikileaks

Today, 1500 CEST Wednesday, 1 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a modern journalistic holy grail: the secret Core Text for the largest 'trade deal' in history, the TiSA (Trade In Services Agreement), whose 52 nations together comprise two-thirds of global ...More >>

Greece "Now In Arrears" On IMF Payment

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:29:18 +1200 | International Monetary Fund

Mr. Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today regarding Greece’s financial obligations to the IMF due today:More >>

Israel once again commits state piracy in Mediterranean

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:28:15 +1200 | Freedom Flotilla

At 02:06AM today (Gaza time) the “Marianne” contacted Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and informed us that three boats of the Israeli navy had surrounded her in international waters, while sailing approximately 100NM from Gaza coast. After that ...More >>

NZ fails leadership test

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:39:28 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand is starting from behind as it is poised to take up the presidency of the UN Security Council by failing to show leadership on one of the most significant international security issues of the day, said the Green Party today. More >>

Terrorist Attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, and Tunisia

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:49:18 +1200 | US Department Of State

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrifying terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, and Tunisia, where dozens of innocent civilians and, in the case of Somalia, Burundian peacekeepers, were killed and injured. We ...More >>

NZ must show moral leadership in flotilla blockade

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:53:21 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand must condemn Israel’s attempt to stop the humanitarian flotilla reaching Gaza and the prolonged, illegal blockade of Gaza by Israel, the Green Party said today.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the crisis in Greece

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:31:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Greece, as the cradle of democracy, is getting no brownie points for actually practicing it. The decision by the Greek government to go back to the people for a mandate for the bailout terms being proposed by the Eurozone seems entirely appropriate. Syriza ...More >>

Pacific to Address the Future of Humanitarian Relief

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:30:54 +1200 | United Nations

(Auckland, 30 June 2015): More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific have gathered in Auckland to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region. More >>


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