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The Nation: Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:18:12 +1300 | The Nation

• Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says New Zealand is trying to position itself as the bridge between the United States and China. “We have a bit of a reputation for the honest broker, and it’s times like this that we should draw upon that reputation”.More >>

Musicians join call to stop incarcerating children on Nauru

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:53:51 +1300 | Mums 4 Refugees

"Children Don’t Belong in Jail" is a new protest song released today by New Zealand musicians Luke Buda and Don McGlashan in response to the plight of the refugee children still detained on the island of Nauru. Don and Luke felt they ...More >>

International Declaration on Biodiversity

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:02:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

International Declaration on Biodiversity New Zealand is joining its voice and influence with others in the international community to better protect biodiversity by joining the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration adopted in Egypt on 15 November. Conservation Minister ...More >>

NZUS Council Mike Moore Congressional Interns depart

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:24:06 +1300 | NZ US Council

The New Zealand United States Council today farewells four interns on their way to work in Washington DC courtesy of the NZUS Council Mike Moore Internship Programme. The programme is conducted in partnership with the University of Canterbury, Victoria ...More >>

NZ deepens connections with Peru at APEC Leaders’ Week

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:43:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today signed an air services agreement with his Peruvian counterpart, Néstor Popolizio, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week in Port Moresby. More >>

Summit signals fresh start for Pacific Vision

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:22:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

“The Pacific Aotearoa Summit signals a fresh start filled with hope and confidence that we can lift the wellbeing of Pacific peoples by working across government agencies and community organisations,” says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William ...More >>

Australia and NZ announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperation

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:20:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs announced today a joint commitment to partner with Pacific Island countries to enhance our collective cyber resilience.More >>

Stalled upgrade to Singapore free trade deal

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:28:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Strained relations between New Zealand and Singapore appear to be mending with the announcement that a stalled upgrade to a free trade agreement between the two countries is going ahead.More >>

Viet Nam seventh nation to ratify CPTPP

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:09:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has welcomed Viet Nam’s ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP). More >>

Upgraded Singapore agreement brings benefits

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:07:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Upgraded Singapore agreement brings benefits for Kiwi business An upgraded free trade agreement with Singapore will make it easier for New Zealanders to visit and do business in South East Asia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Singapore ...More >>

PM welcomes state visit by Chilean President

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:24:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, will visit New Zealand on 19 November 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Wilfred Case: INZ has finally tipped the scale

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:21:21 +1300 | Harmon Wilfred

INZ has finally tipped the scale, suggests an investigative article by former human rights barrister turned journalist, Joseph Cederwall. Having fought the good fight over the years as an immigration and human rights barrister, Cederwall is now co-editor at Scoop and investigating allegations of political interference and bias in INZ decision making.More >>

PM meets with Myanmar leader at Singapore summit

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:34:39 +1300 | RNZ

New Zealand is offering to help Myanmar resolve the crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice, and prisoner voting More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in Shanghai

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:34 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday 13, November 2018) – Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.More >>

PM to challenge US tariffs rationale at summit

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:16:22 +1300 | RNZ

The Prime Minister is set to renew New Zealand's case to be exempted from US tariffs on steel and aluminium when she meets the US Vice President later today. More >>

National congratulates Dame Annette King

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:09:12 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National congratulates Dame Annette King on her appointment as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, National's Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Todd McClay says.More >>

New High Commissioner to Australia announced

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:34:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the appointment of Dame Annette King as High Commissioner to Australia. More >>

30 Articles - Article 3: Right to Life

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:56:19 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

The first six words of this short article are at the heart of global attempts to end the death penalty. If it enshrines the right to life, abolitionists argue, how can state-sponsored killing be justified? As South African Anglican Bishop Desmond ...More >>


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