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Innovation expedition to Israel “politically naïve”

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:12:17 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network

Palestine Solidarity Network 28 May 2016 Media release: Innovation expedition to Israel “politically naïve” New Zealand’s so termed innovation expedition to Israel is ‘politically naïve and economically desperate’ according to Palestine ...More >>

Te Papa welcomes Māori and Moriori remains

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:19:43 +1200 | Te Papa

Media release: Te Papa welcomes Māori and Moriori remains from Smithsonian Institution and UK museums More >>

NZ Defence Force Troops Return From Iraq

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:08:14 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

NZ Defence Force Troops Return From Iraq About 70 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) soldiers deployed to help train Iraqi Security Forces returned home this evening. The returning personnel were welcomed home at RNZAF Base Ohakea by the Chief of Air ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: the latest allegations against Helen Clark

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:35:52 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

According to former PM and current Helen Clark, the allegations leveled at her this week in a Foreign Policy magazine article by the prize-winning UN journalist Colum Lynch have been ‘totally fabricated’ .More >>

Bank of China NZ unit funds Chinese-NZ mission

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:52:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Bank of China, one of the country's biggest lenders, funded 55 of its Chinese company clients to meet with 120 Kiwi agricultural businesses in a bid to grow trade and help meet its goal of becoming the largest Chinese bank in ...More >>

International Campaign Set to Boost NZ Dairy Exports

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:23:58 +1200 | Munchkin

A new multi-million-dollar marketing campaign has begun to educate Australian, Chinese and ultimately U.S consumers on the health benefits of New Zealand’s grass fed dairy products.More >>

Why Was the PM Meeting with China’s Head Propagandist?

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:37:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is asking why the Prime Minister had a closed-door meeting with Liu Qibao, the head of theChinese Communist Party’s ‘publicity department’. More >>

Turkey as Terror: Ankara's role in the Brexit Referendum

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:08:29 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“Either we influence Europe, or it influences us.” David Cameron, The Telegraph , May 8, 2016 More >>

World Humanitarian Summit: On the front lines for action

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:10:02 +1200 | Rene Wadlow

The World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations will open on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the conference in the words of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon is to see what should be done “to end conflict, alleviate suffering ...More >>

Govt pledges to match public donations for Syrian refugees

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:18:37 +1200 | Save The Children

Government pledges to match public donations to help Syrian refugees – Save the Children launches appeal More >>

Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:53:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 MAY 2016 Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham The Prime Minister’s EU trade deal has been shown up to be the sham it is, with a major British newspaper ...More >>

Leakers Down Under: The Australian Federal Police Raids

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:34:03 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

It is election time in Australia, and the electioneering took a remarkable turn Thursday night with announcements that the Australian Federal Police had raided the offices of the opposition Australian Labor Party, including that of a senior frontbencher ...More >>

Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:09:18 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

21 May 2016 Chief of Defence Force Attends Nato Heads of Defence Meeting The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, has attended a constructive meeting of NATO Chiefs of Defence in Belgium. The meeting was a chance to engage ...More >>

Seventy-Five Years on – Courage And Sacrifice Remembered

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:52:15 +1200 | Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Seventy-Five Years on – Courage And Sacrifice Remembered at CWGC Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete More >>

US political change may slow efforts to free up agriculture

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:21:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Political change in the US may slow efforts to free up agricultural trade, impacting New Zealand which had hoped to gain better access to the world's largest economy through the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, according to a US ...More >>

McCully to Iran and Turkey

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:27:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Tehran this weekend to meet with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other members of the Government, and then to Turkey for the World Humanitarian Summit.More >>

U.S. financial regulations increase starvation

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:21:02 +1200 | Franklin Lamb

As of May 15, 2016, according to Save the Children and an assortment of UN agencies and NGO’s, nearly 7 million people are displaced within Syria, half of them are children and more than two million of the youngsters are at risk of becoming ill, ...More >>

Refugees Welcome Index

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:15:04 +1200 | Amnesty International

• Globally, 1 in 10 would let refugees stay in their home, 3 in 10 in their neighbourhood More >>

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:24:01 +1200 | TEAR Fund

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon - Nz Aid Agency Life is getting harder for the more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, says NZ aid agency Tearfund. The NGO says it welcomes yesterday’s announcement that donations to NZ ...More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:37:32 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced.More >>

 

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