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Manchester: Incident at Manchester Arena

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:29:07 +1200 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

There has been an incident at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Local authorities have confirmed that there have been a number of fatalities and injuries. More >>

Remembering the 18th of May 2009

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:55:41 +1200 | Wellington Tamil Society

Remembering the 18th of May 2009 May 18th 2009 marked the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. The cost of this end was the loss of tens of thousands of lives and suffering of hundreds of thousands more. Eight years later there have been no answers or accountability. ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the demonising of Iran

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:31:32 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?More >>

NZ condemns North Korea’s missile test

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:54:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned yesterday’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership joint ministerial statement

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:05:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Ministers and Vice Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam met today to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the margins of the Asia-Pacific ...More >>

Prime Minister Phuc to Trade Ministers: Step Up Cooperation

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:50:36 +1200 | APEC

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 20 May 2017– Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called upon Trade Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies to step up efforts to expand the advantages of market integration and trade, underscoring the facilitating role ...More >>

Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:42:54 +1200 | TVNZ

Prime Minister Bill English told Q+A’s Corin Dann that New Zealanders shouldn’t be too concerned about what’s happening politically in the United States. ‘But hour by hour following it would distract, I think, the government from our critical ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Susan Faludi

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:18:38 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Susan Faludi Lisa Owen: In 2004 Susan Faludi received an email from her estranged father, simply titled ‘Changes’. It detailed her father’s gender reassignment surgery and set her on a path of writing her latest ...More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:16:26 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English Headlines: Prime Minister Bill English has made his strongest criticisms yet of Donald Trump and says the US Government needs to bring its focus back from what its President is doing, to economic growth ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bill English’s bizarre new/old trade deal

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:29:01 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S o, according to the Prime Minister, we all have an obligation to get in behind his zombie TPP deal, because of all the “jobs and income” it will bring in its wake. Really? That’s hilarious. This new “TPP 11” deal is entirely a pig in ...More >>

New Zealand – Japan Summit Meeting Joint Press Release

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

1. Prime Minister of New Zealand the Right Honourable Bill English and Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe held a productive meeting in Tokyo on 17th May 2017. The two leaders reiterated the Strategic Cooperative Partnership between New ...More >>

PM meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:13:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated their commitment to the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) in a meeting in Tokyo today. More >>

English Hoodwinked into Early TPPA

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:11:59 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 18 MAY 2017 English Hoodwinked into Early TPPA More >>

Greens attack Trump, end up sounding just like him

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:03:31 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

James Shaw’s comment that Donald Trump is “the most dangerous person since Adolf Hitler” begs the question of just what planet the Greens are living on, says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

Gordon Campbell on dealing with Japan over the TPP

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:27:35 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A s PM Bill English flies off to Japan with his business delegation today, his discussions with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will focus on how to keep the TPP trade pact alive, now that the United States has bailed. It is much, much easier to see what ...More >>

What sort of relationship does New Zealand want with Israel?

Sun, 14 May 2017 21:25:41 +1200 | Shalom.Kiwi

Both Prime Minister Bill English and new Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee have said they want to repair the relationship with Israel in the wake of New Zealand co-sponsoring anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334 . However, they seem to disagree on what that relationship ...More >>

Speech: Peters - Parliamentary Delegation dinner

Sat, 13 May 2017 20:16:11 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Speech at dinner in honour of Parliamentary Delegation of Maharashtra Legislature Langham Hotel, Auckland 7pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017 Exciting possibilities for both countries Welcome to the delegates of Maharashtra Legislature. Thank you for the ...More >>

Sunday Star Times publishes vile Sharon Murdoch cartoon

Sat, 13 May 2017 15:50:18 +1200 | Shalom.Kiwi

Sunday Star Times publishes vile Sharon Murdoch cartoon Fairfax media outlet, Stuff, published fake news in January 2017 , which led to a stream of anti-Semitic comments on social media . Now, the most recent edition of Fairfax’s Sunday Star Times has ...More >>

Goldsmith to represent New Zealand at Belt and Road Forum

Sat, 13 May 2017 14:46:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science, Innovation and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to China tonight to represent New Zealand at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. “Attending the first Belt and Road Forum ...More >>

Open letter to Gerry Brownlee

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:39:07 +1200 | Te Tau Ihu Palestine Solidarity - TeTIPS

We the undersigned were dismayed and alarmed when you, as a newly appointed Foreign Minister, described Aotearoa’s co-sponsorship of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 (UNSCR 2334) as “premature”. Moreover we find your retraction ...More >>