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Labour’s thoughts with Canadians

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:51:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has offered its sympathies to the family and friends of the Canadian soldier who died in what appears to be a premeditated and unprovoked attack while standing at guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial.More >>

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:55 +1300 | BioGro

BioGro is New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealand’s export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture ...More >>

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones for fight against Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:20:34 +1300 | Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination ...More >>

Prime Minister extends condolences to Canada

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his deepest sympathies to those affected by this morning’s events in Canada. More >>

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:26 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the petrol price at the pump, and the market value of your house. This year, Key was lucky enough to hit a peak in the business cycle ...More >>

Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:56:53 +1300 | West Papua Action Auckland

Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:55 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ...More >>

First NZ job fairs in November

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:22:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.More >>

Key incompetent or misleading over war coalition meeting

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:33:56 +1300 | Green Party

Analysis released by the Green Party shows multiple international news organisations were reporting on United States President Barack Obama’s attendance at an ISIS war coalition meeting at Andrews Air Force Base up to twelve hours before the meeting ...More >>

Call for release of French journalists in West Papua

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:57:29 +1300 | Joint Press Release

West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in Jayapura West Papua.More >>

Court of Appeal: Dotcom v 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:41:48 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

A The appeal is dismissed. B The 20 August 2014 order of the High Court dealing with confidentiality and the 29 August 2014 order of this Court dealing with confidentiality are set aside. C The confidentiality orders set out in [45] are substituted. D The ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac, Gough Whitlam and Sleater-Kinney

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:13:27 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about yesterday’s leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.More >>

Māori Party on the Security Council notice of motion

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:08:18 +1300 | The Maori Party

Mihi to the team that put forward the successful bid – and in particular Murray McCully, Jim McLay, David Shearer, former Prime Ministers Helen Clark and Jim BolgerMore >>

Shane Jones Nauru, Mauritius, Seychelles High Commissioner

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:36:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador.More >>

Key misled New Zealand on Iraq deployment

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:47:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key was misleading New Zealanders prior to the election when he ruled out New Zealand special forces being deployed to Iraq, says Labour Defence Spokesperson Phil Goff.More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

Fonterra, MFAT to Help Advance Dairy in Developing Countries

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:28:28 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest TPP leaks

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:34:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The release by Julian Assange on Wikileaks of the draft Trands Pacific Partnership chapter on intellectual property – including drug patents - contains some pretty disturbing evidence about what’s still on the table.More >>

French Embassy illuminates science in Wellington

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:11 +1300 | French Embassy in New Zealand

The Embassy of France in New Zealand is pleased to support a science evening presented by Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, at the Residence of France in Wellington on October 22nd.More >>

Delegation to Shanghai Enhances Sister City Ties

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:56:54 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Twentieth anniversary celebrations of the strengthening sister city relationship between Dunedin and Shanghai continue with a major Mayoral delegation spending a week in Shanghai from 24 October.More >>


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