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NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa. “New Zealand is working in partnership with the Government of Samoa, the European Union, and the ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:01:57 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track.More >>

Total figures for campaign against alcohol fuelled violence

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:37:54 +1200 | ANZPAA

The final total figures for the eighth police led Operation Unite: a Blitz on Drunken Violence was announced today by Jon White, CEO of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Sleeping with the fishes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:11:24 +1200 | Martin Doyle

Although it's all no doubt above board, to the outsider it appears as if a significant member of the Opposition has been taken out of play by means of a [tax-payer funded] lucrative job offer just prior to the election. Some view it as a killer blow to ...More >>

Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:43 +1200 | Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused ...More >>

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest market

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:21:41 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the year to 74,224 – the highest ever recorded ...More >>

Internet Rights & Principles Coalition: Internet Rights Bill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:19:43 +1200 | Internet Rights and Principles Coalition

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRP Coalition) of the UN Internet Governance Forum applaud the release of the NZ Green Party’s Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill for public consultation. The IRF Bill is a pioneering project for the internet ...More >>

The sky’s the limit

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:06:24 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University has strengthened ties with Chinese astronomers, as part of the University's participation in one of the world’s largest science projects. More >>

Cooks’ growth through acquisition

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:09 +1200 | Cooks Global Foods

To paraphrase a 1980s advertisement, “they liked it so much they bought the company”. No, not an American shaver company, but a Canadian coffee business that was “their” previous owner.More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:41:26 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in YemenMore >>

NZDF-Supported Anzac Day Commemorations in France, Belgium

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:48:25 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be increasing its support for official and locally-run Anzac Day commemorations in France and Belgium this year with a 10 person contingent, including a Māori cultural element, from New Zealand as well ...More >>

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:24:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a renewable energy mission to four Pacific states “New Zealand and the European ...More >>

Renewable energy in the Pacific under EU-NZ Partnership

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:21:54 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

European Commissioner Piebalgs and New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully depart on 23-27 April on a joint mission to the Pacific to see EU-NZ renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.More >>

RNZWCS Solomon Islands Response and Appeal for Funds

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:09:24 +1200 | Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

This photo is typical of what little some Solomon Island people have due to the loss of their homes following the recent floods. Rotary New Zealand's Appeal for funding will provide much needed support for rehabilitation of those most affected.More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Guess Who Came to Dinner

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:32:57 +1200 | Martin Doyle

If Judith Collins is in the soup over her intimate dinner with close friends in Beijing, it's simply because she has wrapped the identity of one of them in a deep-fried spring roll of mystery.More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Kiwi drone

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:54:11 +1200 | Martin Doyle

While killing others is wrong in normal circumstances, the rules do change significantly in war zones. Russel Norman's criticism of the drone attack on al Qaeda 'soldiers' in Yemen has not been persuasive.More >>

AHRC Condemns Attack On Hamid Mir

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:59:28 +1200 | AHRC

A prominent journalist and television anchor person, Mr. Hamid Mir, was attacked by plain clothed assailants on April 19 while on his way from Karachi Airport to his television station, the Geo News.More >>

Derek Leask: Media Advisory Re: Nigel Fyfe MOJ Appointment

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:03 +1200 | Derek Leask

Derek Leask yesterday 20 April 2014 made the following observations in response to a media enquiry about the recently announced appointment of Mr Nigel Fyfe, currently Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Justice (Legal and Operational Services and Legal ...More >>

Collins’ memory recovery raises further concern

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:46:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins sudden memory of briefing the New Zealand Ambassador to China about her dinner with a Chinese border official and her husband's fellow Oravida directors raises further concerns about exactly what was discussed, Labour MP Grant Robertson ...More >>

Q+A This Week 20/4/14

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:22:12 +1200 | Television New Zealand

Q+A This Week SUNDAY 20 APRIL, 9AM ON TV ONE The latest on the US-NZ relationship from the US military’s top man in the Pacific, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear . Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin asks him whether we’re allies, about trusting China, ...More >>


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