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Q+A This Week 20/4/14

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:22:12 +1200 | Television New Zealand

Q+A This Week SUNDAY 20 APRIL, 9AM ON TV ONE The latest on the US-NZ relationship from the US military’s top man in the Pacific, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear . Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin asks him whether we’re allies, about trusting China, ...More >>

Creamy tasting dairy-free chocolate arrives

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:31 +1200 | British High Commission

Dairy-free chocolate from UK company Moo Free is now available in New Zealand. With dairy being one of the most common food allergies in New Zealand, the introduction of a great tasting dairy free chocolate will be exciting news for many households.More >>

Collaboration stops drugs from crossing borders

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:03:55 +1200 | New Zealand Customs Service

Collaboration between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs has stopped millions of dollars worth of drugs coming into New Zealand this year, with a number of seizures and arrests in both countries.More >>

Governor-General to visit Turkey

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:07:09 +1200 | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to visit Turkey next week to lead New Zealand’s representation at the annual Gallipoli commemorations. More >>

Many Yet To Receive Aid in the Solomon Islands

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:41 +1200 | TEAR Fund

While the focus of the aid effort is on Honiara, there are still hundreds of communities that have been unreached following the floods earlier this month. The New Zealand Government has just pledged $95,000 to TEAR Fund in an emergency effort to boost ...More >>

New coastal research centre agreement signed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:47 +1200 | University of Waikato

A statement of intent to establish a new coastal biotechnology research centre with bases in both Tauranga and China has been signed by the University of Waikato and Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.More >>

Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children’s Rights

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:58:45 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:55:30 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their screens thousands of kilometres away at home, it looks like an insect strike on a windscreen. The name has even been bestowed on ...More >>

U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:08 +1200 | US State Department

Remarks from Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. More >>

Security Council Failure In Rwanda Led to 'Human Tragedy'

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:18:32 +1200 | UN News

The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that ...More >>

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:13 +1200 | Lodge Real Estate

The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best secondary school rugby teams in Japan’s Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament. More >>

Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:47:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport initiative, which will open up opportunities for cross-border offerings of managed funds.More >>

Second reading of the Fisheries Amendment Bill

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:48:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, this Bill is a crucial piece of legislation. As members will remember, this legislation came from the Ministerial Inquiry led by the Hon Paul Swain. That Inquiry was set up following serious allegations of mistreatment of crew on foreign ...More >>

Christchurch Multiple Birth Club Members meet Royalty

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:58:02 +1200 | NZ Multiple Birth Association

“Wow this looks daunting, please do not ask me to babysit” stated Prince William when he meet five of our wonderful members and their fraternal twins this week in Christchurch. William also asked if the sets where identical, which was quite funny ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: The world is burning

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:41:19 +1200 | Martin Doyle

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is as close to a fire alarm going off for Planet Earth as we're ever going to get. Let the record show who answered the call.More >>

Russian Involvement In Separatist Operations

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:09:06 +1200 | Ukraine Government

The Russian special services and saboteurs have began the transition to large-scale separatist operations to seize power, destabilize the situation with the threat to the lives of citizens of Ukraine, as well as the separation of the eastern regions ...More >>

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “New Zealand’s close relationship with Solomon Islands has been demonstrated by our response to the recent floods,” ...More >>

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:41:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “New Zealand’s close relationship with Solomon Islands has been demonstrated by our response to the recent floods,” ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:26:17 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm.More >>

Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:03:51 +1200 | US State Department

An official for the U.S State Department answers questions about U.S assistance to Ukraine. More >>

 

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