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John Key’s Saudi trip now about women

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:33:58 +1200 | Green Party

John Key’s trip to Saudi Arabia has now become about women’s rights, as the world watches whether New Zealand’s Prime Minister will stand with or against women, the Green Party said today. “John Key said on the weekend he ‘may’ bring up ...More >>

Civil Servants Profit from Palestinian Children's’ Suffering

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:37:31 +1200 | Vacy Vlazna

The shocking government owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) decision to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSFResponsibilities: More >>

Hester Moore : What do our refugee policies say about us?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:29:53 +1200 | Guest Opinion

Policy can be illumative. Behind the carefully framed language of politicians lie a country’s confidences, fears and insecurities. Above all, however, policy speaks to a nation’s shifting experiences. More >>

Hobbling Democracy: TPPA and The Covenant of Secrecy

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:16:28 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The TTIP and TPPA, both sounding like ominous injections of political disaster, continue their march towards belittling, and corroding the democratic content of its participating countries. The holder of the needle remains US President Barack Obama, while the ...More >>

Sealing Borders: Fortress Europe’s War on Refugees

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:57:08 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants.” And so, the fantastically venal contributor to Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun Katie Hopkins adds her bit to the migration debate in Europe. “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. ...More >>

The Decline and Fall of the United States | David Swanson

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:55:07 +1200 | David Swanson

After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases ...More >>

In Whose Interest? New Zealand’s Policy towards Iraq

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:53:05 +1200 | Harmeet Sooden

With its decision to deploy the NZDF to Iraq, the Government has bolstered NZ’s contributions to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS. The Government, however, has yet to provide an adequate explanation of how an NZDF intervention of any kind would ...More >>

Fearing the loss of Hegemony: The Concept of US Retreat

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:50:13 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Nothing upsets those drunk on imperialist virtue than the fact it might end. Such romances with power do have a use-by-date, going off like old fruit. Eventually, the crippling contradictions will win through in the end. The days of the US empire ...More >>

CWS launches appeal for Nepal

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:22:29 +1200 | Christian World Service

Christian World Service has launched an appeal to provide relief supplies in Nepal. More >>

World Vision distributing vital supplies to victims of Nepal

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:20:43 +1200 | World Vision New Zealand

• Experts have long warned Nepal is extremely vulnerable to quakes • World Vision plans to go by vehicle, then foot to access remote communities • Staff describe people in shock, spending the night in tents as aftershocks continue World Vision ...More >>

Red Cross : Contact for People Separated by Nepal Quake

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:17:08 +1200 | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross has launched an appeal to support the needs of people affected by the massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal and is working to restore contact between people separated by the disaster.More >>

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel re: Nepal earthquake

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:05:36 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says Councillors will meet on Tuesday 28 April to see how they can help coordinate a Christchurch response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal.More >>

NZ to provide $1million in aid to Nepal

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:03:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs 26 April 2015 Media Statement NZ to provide $1million in aid to Nepal Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Nepal ...More >>

Indonesia: 72 hours to stop state-sanctioned killings

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:00:49 +1200 | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and urgent halt to plans to execute a group of prisoners in Indonesia, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, following confirmation of 72 hours notice until the state sanctioned killings take ...More >>

Regarding the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:57:27 +1200 | United Liberation Movement for West Papua

Sixty years ago, the Bandung conference of Asian and African governments opened. The conference issued a stirring denunciation of "colonialism in all its manifestations." More >>

Prime Minister opens new Embassy in Dubai

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:53:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today officially opened the new premises of the New Zealand Consulate-General in Dubai. The new office will house the Consulate, and offices of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Immigration NZ, and the Ministry of Primary ...More >>

Good Governance workshop for Council at the Apia Office

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:53:03 +1200 | Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau

Tokelau’s quest to adopt good governing principles and apply best practise continues with a 3 days’ workshop held for the Council of the Ongoing Government at the Tokelau Liaison Office in Apia, Samoa.More >>

Weekes Family Thanks John Key for Qatari Representations

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:48:12 +1200 | Jane And Martin Weekes

Jane and Martin Weekes, the parents of the two-year-old triplets, New Zealand citizens, who were killed in the Villaggio mall fire in Doha, Qatar, on 28 May 2012, have thanked New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for representations he made to HH the Emir of ...More >>

Government Told to Get Search & Rescue to Nepal

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:59:26 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is accusing the government of being a bad Samaritan by not immediately dispatching Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams to Nepal. More >>

NZ USAR team to Nepal

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:38:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the New Zealand Government has approved the deployment of an Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR) to Nepal. More >>

 

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