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Ngāti Rangi tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:10:31 +1200 | Ngati Rangi Trust

Tākiri ana te rā ki runga o Ruapehu tāngata, ki a Ngāti Rangi e mea ana: Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Martin O'Malley

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:01:14 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Martin O'Malley Patrick Gower: OK, welcome back. Well, racism is well and truly back on the political agenda in the United States of America, with President Donald Trump roundly criticised this week for his lack ...More >>

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:23:04 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Whether he holds good on it is beside the point. President Donald J. Trump’s great value to US foreign policy is its lack of artifice and sophistication, a bullying force of nature that alters with the next burst of adolescent acne and the breaking ...More >>

New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:37:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that with New Zealand Customs charging Pacific Aerospace for UN Sanction violations over North Korea, a new Act to ‘regulate arms brokering’ isn’t necessary.More >>

Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:21:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labour’s spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood.More >>

New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:14:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union More >>

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:15:55 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be commemorated on Friday at the National War Memorial, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Chief Executive Paul James said. More >>

Gordon Campbell: Labour isn’t responsible for Barnaby Joyce

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:50:38 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A s a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! - our own government has chosen to further ...More >>

Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:25:40 +1200 | David Swanson

1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and ...More >>

Indonesia: At Least 60 Killed as Police Shootings Skyrocket

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:22:37 +1200 | Amnesty International

The number of police killings of suspected drug dealers has skyrocketed in Indonesia this year, an alarming rise which signals that authorities could be looking to emulate the murderous “war on drugs” in neighbouring Philippines, Amnesty International ...More >>

New Permanent Representative to the UN

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:06:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Permanent Representative to the UN Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of Craig Hawke as Permanent Representative to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.More >>

Where do Hipkins’ loyalties lie?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:28:20 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Chris Hipkins has ruled himself out of contention as a Minister in the next Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Australia’s Citizenship Crisis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:24:29 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“You know, when you nominate for Parliament, there is actually a question, you’ve got to address that section 44 question.” Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce More >>

New Ambassador to Iran

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:23:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran is Hamish MacMaster, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. More >>

Ardern: Statement on Julie Bishop’s comments

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:15:23 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Statement on Julie Bishop’s comments It is highly regrettable that the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has chosen to make false claims about the New Zealand Labour Party. I have been utterly transparent about this situation. I stand by my ...More >>

Barnaby Joyce Hit ‘an Underarm Delivery’

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:35:27 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Barnaby Joyce Hit ‘an Underarm Delivery’ The hit put on Australian Deputy Prime Minister by the Labour Party and corroborated by a Minister in the National-led government is like an underarm delivery. “Are Labour’s Chris Hipkins and Minister Peter ...More >>

Auckland to Host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:58:52 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed confirmation that Auckland will host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week, 8 – 14 November. More >>

Te Ikaroa Demands Governments Answer Spy Allegations

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:27:15 +1200 | Te Ikaroa

Indigenous rights advocacy group Te Ikaroa stand with Greenpeace New Zealand in decrying the violation of campaigners' privacy by the oil industry.More >>

Auckland to host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will host APEC in 2021, with Leaders’ Week to be held in Auckland from November 8 to 14, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More >>

PM's Press Conference 14/8/17: Mental Health and Evidence

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:11 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

The Prime Minister was joined by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman at today's post-cabinet press conference. They announced a suite of new mental health initiatives costing $100 million . Prime Minister English described it as a 'significant broadening and ...More >>


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