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Minister to attend Counter-Daesh meeting in Paris

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:09:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

22 October 2016 Media Statement Minister to attend Counter-Daesh meeting in Paris Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today to attend the Counter-Daesh Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Paris. The meeting is being hosted by French Minister of ...More >>

Government’s ‘No phone call from China’ story looking shady

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:26:46 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government must come clean on the real reason why it cancelled a meeting with pro-democracy campaigners from Hong Kong, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Australian Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:26:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will welcome today Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to New Zealand, for the second of their twice-yearly Foreign Ministers’ Consultations. More >>

PNG Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:34:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato to New Zealand for formal foreign policy talks today. More >>

New Zealand hosts SNOMED CT conference

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:21 +1300 | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is hosting the international SNOMED CT Expo and Conference on 27-28 October at Te Papa museum, with the theme ‘Trusted, actionable health information’. More >>

Minister to attend trans-Tasman Justice meeting

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams will today travel to Melbourne to attend the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC). More >>

National Dances to China’s Tune

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:17:22 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The National government is bending to the will of China in its refusal to discuss democracy in Hong Kong with advocates. More >>

French memorial design finalists exhibited

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:59:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Four striking designs for the French memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington go on public display tonight, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.More >>

Search for Australian tourist missing in Queenstown

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:44:58 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A search and rescue operation is underway in Queenstown for Australian tourist Robert Galdamez who hasn’t been seen since yesterday afternoon. More >>

Anti Jewish UNESCO resolution

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:05:56 +1300 | Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

Pastor Nigel Woodley and the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship in Hastings (and its supporters) condemn the decision made today by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to adopt a resolution ...More >>

NZ humanitarian support for Mosul

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:17:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide $1 million to help meet the humanitarian needs of people affected by the military campaign to liberate Mosul from ISIL control. This funding will be provided through the International ...More >>

Forum focuses on disaster risk reduction and information

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:14:56 +1300 | Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum

The second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum officially opened today with national, regional and international experts on climate services and disaster risk reduction present to explore common approaches and best practices for climate services that ...More >>

RCEP: Public health condemn stronger medicine monopolies

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:47:05 +1300 | AFTINET

Public health and community groups condemn stronger medicine monopolies as RCEP mega trade deal talks continue this week. More >>

ITA welcomes NZ PM’s visit to India

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:39:06 +1300 | India Trade Alliance

The growing partnership between India and New Zealand has taken another step with the announcement of Prime Minister John Key’s visit to India from 24-28 October. More >>

Key to lead mission to India; ASEAN FTA review announced

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:14:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood ...More >>

PM to lead business delegation to India

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:56:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will lead a high-level business and education delegation to India next week, visiting Mumbai, New Delhi and Kochi. “India is a key partner for New Zealand. It is a leading source of skilled migrants, international students ...More >>

Defence Chief to Conference on Countering Violent Extremism

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:15:11 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force to Attend Conference on Countering Violent Extremism The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, is visiting the United States to take part in a conference on countering violent extremism. The conference, ...More >>

New Zealand and Australia unite for social equity

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:55:41 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland will play a key role in a major trans-Tasman initiative tackling social inequity to be launched by Australian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra today. More >>

McClay to Europe to promote trade agenda

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:52:09 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Europe tomorrow for discussions on trade with the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). More >>

Ambassador to Colombia named

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:33:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced diplomat Lucy Duncan as New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to Colombia. More >>


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