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Chinese travellers rank NZ as the number four destination

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:28:59 +1200 |

Kiwis feel the love from Chinese travellers, as New Zealand ranks fourth in list of top destinations in the world to visit this year More >>

Justice not served in Australia extradition cases muddle

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:00:53 +1200 | RNZ

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the White House romance with Russia

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:28:37 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

D ecades ago a US political cartoonist conveyed a key problem with journalism as we know it. Basically, the illustration showed a male reporter leaping out of bed and lacing up his shoes, while overhead a sky full of missiles marked “Political ...More >>

Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of Finland

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:24:42 +1200 | The White House

Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of the Republic of Finland at Working Break More >>

Peters suspects Russia meddling in US election, awaits proof

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:58:45 +1200 | RNZ

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is "bemused and bewildered" by US President Donald Trump's comments on Russian election meddling but says the truth has yet to be proven.More >>

Climate Displacement Recognised in Migration Compact

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:58:28 +1200 | PIANGO

Press Release: 15th July 2018 PIANGO Welcomes UN Recognition of Climate Displacement in Final Text of Global Migration Compact More >>

Population transfer and refugees

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:26:52 +1200 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

On 13 July, United Nations Member States (the United States excepted) agreed to an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration . The United States had withdrawn from the negotiations at the end of last year, under orders ...More >>

Palestine Solidarity on Israel/Palestine

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:04:22 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network

Two more Palestinian children were killed by an Israeli missile yesterday as Israel intensified its bombing of the Gaza Strip. According to the health ministry the victims were 15-year-old and 16-year-old boys with at least 25 others injured in the Israeli ...More >>

Israel Institute demands a New Zealand response

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:59:45 +1200 | Israel Institute

Israel Institute demands a New Zealand response to continuing Hamas attacks on Israel Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government to strongly condemn the latest round of attacks on Israel by Palestinian terror groups. ...More >>

Q+A: Sir Lockwood Smith interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:02:59 +1200 | TVNZ

Sir Lockwood Smith: Soft Brexit not the answer for the UK Former New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK Sir Lockwood Smith says Britain needs to seize an opportunity to strike a meaningful post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.More >>

Reviewing legal standing regarding UK strikes on Syria

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:43:43 +1200 | Euro Med Monitor

At a seminar in UK Parliament Euro-Med Monitor discusses ways to protect civilians in Syria, reviews legal stand regarding UK strikes on Syria More >>

The Limits of Empathy

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:11:31 +1200 | David Swanson

Paul Bloom’s book Against Empathy was bound to be either advocacy for cruelty and sadism, or a horribly misguided attempt to improve the world, or false advertising (it would turn out he’s only against the most narrowly or bizarrely defined concept ...More >>

Still Room to Ensure Trade

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:55:48 +1200 | APEC Secretariat

Strong Asia-Pacific growth is facing increasing risk due to trade tensions and rising protectionism but there is still maneuvering room to ensure trade before the region’s economies backslide, according to the APEC Policy Support Unit .More >>

NZ story included in global theatre work for resistance

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:33:23 +1200 | University of Auckland

The importance of theatre as a form of participatory democracy, at a time when democracy is under threat globally, was affirmed at an international gathering of drama in education researchers and practitioners at the University of Auckland. More >>

Push for Pacific coalition on climate displacement

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:16:07 +1200 | PIANGO

THE time is right for the establishment of a grand coalition of Pacific leaders to address climatea induced migration and displacement, a conference on the issue was told this week.More >>

NZ's Don McKinnon signs letter urging Trump to back allies

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:58:46 +1200 | RNZ

Former foreign ministers and secretaries of state, including New Zealand's Sir Don McKinnon have written to US President Donald Trump warning him about his "deteriorating relationship" with his allies.More >>

Diplomat gets out of paying landlords due to immunity

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:30:15 +1200 | RNZ

A foreign diplomat will not have to pay out any money to her Wellington landlord because of diplomatic immunity. More >>

Peters needs to put Kiwi landlords before diplomats

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:09:05 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Foreign Minister Winston Peters needs to put Kiwi landlords before foreign diplomats and tell representatives of foreign governments to pay their bills in New Zealand.More >>

Campbell: Five reasons not to spend billions replacing P-3s

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:04:27 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

T here’s a pattern here. Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks. The Clark government for instance, not only re-equipped the Army with ...More >>

Defence Minister urged to not arm new aircraft

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:19:19 +1200 | RNZ

The Defence Minister is being urged to scrap plans to put missiles and bombs on board the new aircraft that will replace the country's old P-3 Orions. More >>


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