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Caritas Director to speak at Paris Climate Conference

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:40:47 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director, Julianne Hickey, will bring the voices of Pacific peoples affected by climate change to a global audience at the historic Paris Climate Change conference (COP 21) in December.More >>

Gordon Campbell On Turkey And Russia

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:03:54 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

So why did Turkey shoot down that Russian plane? According to the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, it was all about Turkey (a) being hand in glove with Islamic State in general, and (b) wanting to protect the lucrative joint Turkish/Islamic State ...More >>

Nod for new NZ-India air services deal welcomed

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:50:27 +1300 | India Trade Alliance

The Indian Government has approved the signing of a revised Air Services Agreement between India and New Zealand, according to a Government media release last week. More >>

Werewolf Issue 28: Getting Hot In Here

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:52:08 +1300 | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 58th edition of Werewolf . For the second time recently, the world is treating what happens in Paris as a barometer of just screwed the planet really is right now. This month, our cover story examines the need for urgency on ...More >>

No John Key, science alone won’t save us, action will

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:15:01 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging the Government to release the evidence that backs up the Prime Ministers’ claim that agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be solved in 3 to 4 years.More >>

Record Levels of Debt-Ridden Foreign Students

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:53:00 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand is facing a catastrophe from highly indebted students entering the country on student visas, warns New Zealand First. More >>

If the UN can challenge Australia, why can’t John Key?

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:11:50 +1300 | Green Party

The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to raise concerns about Australia’s offshore detention centres, and this should make John Key question his ongoing support for how Kiwis are being ...More >>

SMC Science Deadline: Climate talks, rising seas

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:18:49 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Issue 354, 20 Nov 2015 In this issue: Climate talks Sea level rise Journalism Fellow Civics & Media Quick Links SMC Alerts Calendar Briefings Media Registration About us Contact the SMC Top news from the Science Media Centre's news sharing ...More >>

Government needs to urgently prepare for rising seas

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:12:50 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

The government needs to urgently prepare for the impact of rising sea levels, both in New Zealand and in Pacific Island nations, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas.More >>

Energy ministers set course for new era at IEA

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:45:28 +1300 | International Energy Agency

IEA Ministerial meeting signals solidarity with France, opens doors to broader engagement with emerging economies More >>

Statement from Mike Moore

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:22:10 +1300 | Mike Moore - NZ Ambassador to the US

Yvonne and I are giving notice to MFAT that we will be leaving the Post just before Christmas on the 16th December. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why IS’s weakness makes it more dangerous

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:39:31 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

One of the great things about writing online is that if you have a bad morning, readers will pick up on it, and take you to task. I’m totally willing to concede that my last column a couple of days ago on the Paris terrorism attacks wasn’t ...More >>

The New Zealand flag and ‘Empire Fervour’

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:33:51 +1300 | Massey University

Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland says some of the older generation of New Zealanders might remember marching and saluting the flag at school, but may not be aware of the history behind the ceremony. More >>

Antarctica New Zealand Board appointments

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:25:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Christopher Finlayson Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs 19 November 2015 Media Statement Antarctica New Zealand Board appointments More >>

Ties strengthened with Vietnam universities

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:14:28 +1300 | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened international links by signing two MOUs with partners in Vietnam this week. More >>

Mayor’s use of Paris as a political shield reprehensible

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:24:00 +1300 | Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

“Len Brown’s use of the tragic events in Paris to help justify his controversial attendance to a completely unrelated climate change junket with ratepayer-funded Auckland Council representatives is completely reprehensible. He needs to withdraw ...More >>

Refugee crisis and freedom of expression must be tackled

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:02:55 +1300 | Amnesty International

Southeast Asian leaders, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritise a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk ...More >>

Flags to be flown at half-mast for Paris

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:45:58 +1300 | Auckland Council

17 November 2015 Flags to be flown at half-mast for Paris The Mayor has directed that flags flying from council buildings across Auckland be flown at half-mast today as Aucklanders express their sorrow and solidarity with the people of Paris. It follows ...More >>

Scoop Coverage: Attacks on Paris 13/11/15

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:31:52 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Coverage, press releases and reaction on the terrorist attacks in Paris.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Islam and the Paris attacks

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:15:56 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

According to polls, a third of Republican voters in Iowa want Islam to be criminalized . Unfortunately, the cornfields of middle America aren’t the only place that ‘Islam’ is being blamed for the terrorism attacks in Paris. More >>


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