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Q+A: US ambassador Scott Brown

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:54:50 +1300 | TVNZ

Iran not adhering to the “spirit of the deal” – US Ambassador to NZ President Trump’s man in Wellington, Scott Brown, admitted on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning that “Iran could do better.”More >>

New Zealanders say North Korea will use a nuclear weapon

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:53:35 +1300 | Roy Morgan Research

A special Roy Morgan SMS Survey taken in late September, after the New Zealand Election, shows a majority (58%) of New Zealanders saying it is either ‘Very likely’ (19%) or ‘Fairly likely’ (39%) that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon compared ...More >>

Pacific Week of Agriculture set for grand opening in Vanuatu

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:57:30 +1300 | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

PORT VILA, 12th October 2017 – Global agricultural leaders will gather in Vanuatu next week for the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA 2017). Vanuatu is hosting the one-week event from 16 to 20 October in partnership with the Pacific Community ...More >>

EU Delegation to NZ // NEWSLETTER no. 160

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:54:18 +1300 | EU Delegation to NZ

HR/VP on 60 years of Euratom Treaty and the award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize More >>

Big Batteries: Elon Musk and Powering South Australia

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:49:29 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

At the end of last month, Tesla boss Elon Musk held a party in South Australia’s mid-north. It seemed premature, but Musk was typically confident. Construction on what will be the world’s most powerful lithium ion battery was going well.More >>

Global solidarity parties for jailed Amnesty director

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:31:48 +1300 | Amnesty International

One hundred days after their wrongful arrest, Amnesty International is leading a global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of 11 prominent human rights defenders in Turkey.More >>

Natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:22:01 +1300 | UN ESCAP

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience More >>

NZ provides additional support for Vanuatu

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:48:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced a further $700,000 of support to Vanuatu for communities impacted by the evacuation from Ambae. More >>

New UN report shows one in three malnourished

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:31:58 +1300 | Massey University

The latest High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) project on nutrition and food systems has just been released. The report represents 15 months of work by the 10-member panel, which includes Professor Barbara Burlingame from the School of Health Sciences ...More >>

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 awarded to iCAN

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:51:52 +1300 | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

“It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Tim Fischer

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 11:34:09 +1300 | The Nation

Headlines: Former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer says countries like Australia and New Zealand should introduce tariffs on guns and ammunition imported from the United States, because of that country’s failure to control mass shootings ...More >>

New Deputy Mayor to help showcase Wellington in Canberra

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:44:45 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s new Deputy Mayor will spearhead a Wellington delegation to Canberra this week, cementing the sister city relationship formed last year. More >>

Pacific Immigration Officials Explore Labour Mobility

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:55:12 +1300 | Pacific Island Forum

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Suva (September 04, 2017) - Immigration officials from across the Pacific are meeting this week to discuss how their agencies can support labour mobility efforts to contribute to development and regionalism.More >>

What’s in a Word? Terrorism in Las Vegas

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:32:00 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

‘We don’t know what his belief system was at this time.’ Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, Oct 2, 2017 More >>

Prime Minister offers condolences to U.S

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:55:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has offered his condolences to the people of the United States in the wake of the mass shooting which took place in Las Vegas overnight. More >>

NZ providing additional support to Vanuatu

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 18:35:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

NZ providing additional support to Vanuatu New Zealand will provide further assistance to Vanuatu following the precautionary evacuation of Ambae due to volcanic activity, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “A New Zealand Defence Force Hercules ...More >>

Magnificent flying machines!

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:45:36 +1300 | The Antarctic Office

We’re opening up the tarmac to celebrate the beginning of the summer season in Antarctica. More >>

Counter-Terrorism Law Taking into Account Rights Obligations

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:58:42 +1300 | UN News

27 September 2017 – Warning of possible “discriminatory repercussions," especially for Muslims, two United Nations rights experts expressed concern over a new law that may perpetuate the emergency measures France introduced in 2015 – ...More >>

SPC and UN Strengthen Cooperation

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:45:04 +1300 | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Senior leaders from United Nations (UN) agencies and the Pacific Community (SPC) gathered in Suva, Fiji last week to discuss opportunities for deepening cooperation and strengthening coordination of their respective work aimed at helping countries ...More >>

Venezuela Decries Effects of Capitalism as Enemy of Nature

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 11:57:43 +1300 | UN News

Jorge Arreaza, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>


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