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Amid Dirty Politics ‘Another Free Election Bites the Dust’?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:19:16 +1200 | Juliet Bonnay

‘The Moment of Truth’ in the Auckland Town Hall on Monday night was not about Kim Dotcom. It was about New Zealand. More specifically, it was about New Zealand’s ability to hold onto its democracy and remain an independent sovereign nation. Ironically, ...More >>

Victory and Defeat at the IWC

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:35:30 +1200 | Liz Slooten

New Zealand’s delegation at the International Whaling Commission has been working hard this week, to stop whaling. The NZ-led resolution on scientific whaling won, with 35 countries voting for, 20 against and 5 abstentions.More >>

UN Experience Beneficial

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:24:53 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

Acclaim Otago representatives have just completed their participation at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability examination of the New Zealand government in Geneva, Switzerland. "It was an interesting two days which we believe has ...More >>

Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:56:54 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East By Ramzy Baroud 19 September 2014 More >>

Whither Future Development Goals?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:02 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Abused by her own family in childhood, Bela (name changed) was sold by a relative and trafficked to India. She eventually came out of her harrowing ordeal, turned her life around and became a peer counsellor and educator with Family Planning Association ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:55:54 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This election campaign is getting no less strange as it heads on down to the wire. Winston Peters is still refusing to say whether a vote for New Zealand First is a vote for changing the current government and its awful, awful policies, or ensuring ...More >>

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Extrajudicial Executions in Gaza

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:45 +1200 | PLO

PLO Executive committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly condemned the unlawful executions of alleged “collaborators” carried out by Hamas in Gaza. She further called for a halt to all measures and practices that contravene the Basic Law, international ...More >>

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:11:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commission’s passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justice’s decision on Japanese whaling.More >>

NZ welcomes Fiji’s return to the polls

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:35:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated the people of Fiji following their first demo-cratic elections since 2006. More >>

Japanese Film Festival 2014 - Auckland Program Announced

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:23:09 +1200 | The Japan Foundation

The 18th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2014 , the largest Japanese film festival outside of Japan, will arrive for the first time with its main program to Auckland’s Rialto Cinemas Newmarket from 6 – 12 November as a part of its international tour. The ...More >>

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Fight Against Isis

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:16:29 +1200 | John Chuckman

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Global Fight Against Isis By John Chuckman 18 September 2014 More >>

BMW Group joins AUT InterNZ Programme

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:27:38 +1200 | AUT University

Eleven lucky AUT graduates will be winging their way to the United States early in 2015 to take up paid internships as part of the expanded AUT interNZ programme. Launched in 2013, the programme gives AUT graduates an opportunity to experience the changing ...More >>

When Black Things Propel Us: ‘Deep State’ Power Crimes

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:43:59 +1200 | Snoopman News

USA. It’s propaganda was always slicker than the Nazi’s. It has decades more experience in terrorism than Al Qaeda. And now it comes first in the world for state mass surveillance too.More >>

Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:48:37 +1200 | David Swanson If members of the U.S. public were ever to wonder what the other 95% of humanity thinks about them, would it be better to break that harsh truth to them gently or just to blurt it out?More >>

43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:41:27 +1200 | David Swanson

Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people who’ve been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees (12 million), and those struggling to return to their homes.More >>

Another Drone Protester Found Not-Guilty

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:56 +1200 | David Swanson

Eve Tetaz, 83, found NOT GUILTY last night in De Witt town court for opposing Reaper Drone War Crime at 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The simple reason why

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:35:50 +1200 | Martin Doyle

The main thing a nation loses when subjected to mass surveillance is all its digitised intellectual capital. It's the electronic equivalent of 'picking someone's brains'. More >>

Internet MANA Will Grant Special Residency to Edward Snowden

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:21:52 +1200 | Internet MANA

Internet MANA will put the case to the new government to welcome global surveillance whistle blower Edward Snowden, granting him safe passage and residency in New Zealand. More >>

MSI Global Alliance Preparing for an audit - tips

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:47:00 +1200 | MSI Global Alliance

In order for an audit to run smoothly it is essential for all parties to plan adequately. There are 5 areas a CFO should consider when preparing for an audit: More >>

New Caledonian artist selected at WOW 2014

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:20:03 +1200 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Press release Embassy of France in New Zealand Wellington, September 17th 2014 New Caledonian artist Florence Dosdane will be participating in the 2014 World of Wearable Art Festival in Wellington. With her very first submission to take part in the festival ...More >>


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