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NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Joko Widido on winning the Indonesian Presidential election. The Indonesian Electoral Commission announced overnight that former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo ...More >>

NZ Jews, Christians, and Muslims United in Call for Peace

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:01:33 +1200 | Wellington Council of Christians and Jews

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders in Wellington issued a joint statement today regarding the current conflict in Gaza and Israel: More >>

MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Minister of Transport

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:28 +1200 | Malaysia Airlines

"Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More >>

MANA Tamaki send a challenge to Labour

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:13 +1200 | Mana Party

" Labour should set the agenda and purposely do something positively controversial once a week”, said MANA candidate for Mt Albert, Joe Carolan. “A good start would be for all Labour Auckland MPs and members to join the Justice for Palestine march ...More >>

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:42 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption.More >>

NZ Science and Research Leaps Ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:47:48 +1200 | REANNZ

New Zealand scientists and researchers can now become global players on a brand new scale, thanks to a ground-breaking trans-Tasman partnership that will provide them access to very high-speed global connectivity.More >>

MH17 Incident – Media Statement 11

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:33:43 +1200 | Boyd PR

Families of passengers and crew of MH17 may still contact the airline’s Family Support Centre hotline. More >>

Najib Razak Welcomes Progress on MH17 Agreement

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:28 +1200 | Boyd PR

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has today welcomed progress in the agreement Malaysia brokered with rebel leaders, and praised the Malaysian team for their work in securing the return of the remains of the victims, and taking custody of the black ...More >>

Cambodian Workshop successful, says Labour MP/PGA President

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:08:20 +1200 | Parliamentarians for Global Action

Labour’s Associate Disarmament Spokesperson and Parliamentians for Global Action (PGA) President Ross Robertson is pleased with the successful outcome of the Asia Pacific Regional Parliamentary Workshop held last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to ...More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:16 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. IVA is a monthly report produced by Statistics NZ and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.More >>

RSA condemns downing of flight MH17

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:03:50 +1200 | NZ Returned and Services Association

The Royal New Zealand RSA has today denounced the downing of flight MH17, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, as an act of terror. More >>

PM Najib Razak Statement on MH17 Agreement

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:18 +1200 | Malaysia Airlines

In recent days, we have been working behind the scenes to establish contact with those in charge of the MH17 crash site. That contact has now been made. Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied ...More >>

David Cunliffe and John Key press stand-ups: July 22 2014

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:56:51 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Labour Leader David Cunliffe met with reporters today to discuss Labour’s plans going into Election 2014, and Key’s lack of apology to Tania Billingsley. Prime Minister John Key also met with reporters today to discuss National MP Claudette ...More >>

The situation in Israel-Gaza

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:02:44 +1200 | Save The Children

Children, rather than combatants, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict. One in five people being killed are children, and the number of children dying in this operation has risen by more than 40 per cent since the ground operation into ...More >>

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:11:21 +1200 | Cap Bocage

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia, and a telling picture ...More >>

MH17 Incident – Australia/New Zealand Media Statement

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:17 +1200 | Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines confirms it is operating all scheduled flights to and from Australia and New Zealand as normal and is grateful for the support of travel agents and passengers during this difficult time. More >>

War Crimes Committed by Hamas: the use of Human Shields

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:07:09 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

I. The Principle of Distinction A core principle of the law of armed conflict is the 'principle of distinction' - the obligation imposed on each party to the conflict to ensure at all times that a distinction is made between combatants and civilians. ...More >>

Ban, Security Council condemn DPR Korea missile launch

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:01:00 +1200 | UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the members of the Security Council have deplored the continued missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).More >>

Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:40 +1200 | UN News

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history.” More >>

Indigenous Peoples Can't be ‘Deleted’ from Development Goals

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:44 +1200 | UN Human Rights Office

21 July 2014 GENEVA / NEW YORK– The new United Nations sustainable development goals must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts* on indigenous peoples has warned today. Their call comes after a meeting held by ...More >>

 

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