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Auckland City Shaken By Thousands Of Protest Drummers

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:24:50 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 29 March, 2015: Thousands of people from around the country brought drums along to a protest march in order to bang home a message to visiting oil executives that deep sea oil drilling is not acceptable in New Zealand. More >>

Top 10 Reasons Bill Maher Not "Best Weapon Against ISIS"

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:24:18 +1300 | David Swanson

10. This sort of argument for debunking Islam in the media as the best way to "defeat" ISIS/ISIL misses the fact that ISIS recruits from the United States make up almost certainly much less than 1% of recruits, so that 99% of the problem, even on its ...More >>

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a barrier

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:24 +1300 | World Trade Organisation

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a significant trade barrier for developing countries More >>

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:58:16 +1300 | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate as Government Prepares to Announce 2015 Oil and Gas Block Offer. Stop Statoil – No deep sea oil. More >>

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:33:18 +1300 | Bridget Williams Books

As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting ...More >>

PM to attend the Cricket World Cup Final

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will attend the final of the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne this weekend. More >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:57:31 +1300 | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12).More >>

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:58:22 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key - who was already in South Korea - ...More >>

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders.More >>

Submissions: FTA between NZ and the Republic of Korea

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:59:56 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this treaty. The closing date for submissions is Friday 24 April 2015 . More >>

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: 'Special Relationship' No More

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:50:13 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in danger. Black voters are going en masse to the polls. Liberal NGOs are bringing them on buses.”More >>

Terrorist Designation of Aliaskhab Kebekov

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:32:36 +1300 | US Department Of State

The Department of State has designated Russian citizen Aliaskhab Kebekov as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the ...More >>

Talk Nation Radio: Margaret Flowers on Stopping the TPP

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:27:40 +1300 | David Swanson

Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician who currently serves as co-director of and is co-host of Clearing the FOG Radio. She has been fighting to stop fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership for more than three years. We ...More >>

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception in Pacific

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:09:29 +1300 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception of communications in the South Pacific - 25 March 2015, 3.00pm More >>

Northland Candidate's Foreign Policy to Boycott the USA

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:23:21 +1300 | Adam Holland

In recent decades, criminal elements of The United States of America have been breaching international law by committing war crimes, imposing absurd trade sanctions on dozens of countries for no apparent reasons, without reasonable excuse and have even been ...More >>

Secret TPPA Investment Chapter Released

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:08:13 +1300 | Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the "Investment Chapter" from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November ...More >>

Waikato alumnus translates The Hobbit into Hawaiian

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:52:32 +1300 | University of Waikato

The Hawaiian Hobbit Have you ever wondered what Gollum or Gandalf would sound like speaking Hawaiian? More >>

TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City Council

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:09:39 +1300 | TPP Action Group

A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, ...More >>

Niue students graduate with the Open Polytechnic

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:37:40 +1300 | Open Polytechnic

Seventeen students in Niue recently graduated with the Open Polytechnic Certificate in Teacher Aiding (Level 4), at an evening fia fia held to celebrate their achievement with government dignitaries and the New Zealand High Commissioner to the country.More >>


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