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Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:30:36 +1200 | UNICEF NZ

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and UNICEF The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to ...More >>

Commemoration of the centenary of Chunuk Bair

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:06:28 +1200 | WW100

“I and the Wellington Battalion go to Happy Valley tomorrow night at11.30pm. No fires, no movement… (we’ll) go out on the night of the 6th to take Chunuk Bair.” - Diary entry by William Malone on August 4 1915 at Gallipoli.More >>

Iraqis Trained in New Techniques to Fight Daesh

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:30:13 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Australian and New Zealand trainers are teaching Iraqi Security Forces sophisticated new techniques to fight Daesh (ISIS) and survive on the battlefield. More >>

Iraqi Security Forces March Out

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:28:37 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Iraqi Security Forces March Out Soldiers of the Iraqi 76th Brigade are the first to graduate from New Zealand and Australian Defence Force training, with the group leaving Taji Military Camp to join the fight against Daesh. More than 700 soldiers ...More >>

RNZAF NH90s practise formation in run-up to Talisman Sabre

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:06:41 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 3 Squadron have practised flying and landing the NH90 helicopters in formation at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in Central Queensland in the run-up to Exercise Talisman Sabre, Australia’s largest ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on climate change protest, and Iraq training

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:53:35 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

For sheer style, humour and content fit for purpose, it would be hard to beat yesterday’s Greenpeace protest at Parliament. The fact that the hanging of functioning solar panels from Parliament Buildings caused such spluttering outrage among fogeys old ...More >>

RSA Says Scrap Second Flag Referendum If No Clear Favourite

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:30:06 +1200 | Returned Services Association

The Royal New Zealand RSA is calling on the government’s Justice and Electoral Select Committee to only approve the second referendum if there’s clear majority support for an alternative to the existing New Zealand flag.More >>

NZ Defence Force Welcomes Final New Truck into Service

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:37:31 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force Welcomes Final New Truck into Service The last of the 194 new Medium Heavy Operational Vehicles (MHOV) was handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in a ceremony at Trentham Military Camp today. Rheinmetall MAN ...More >>

Wellington’s Cenotaph Must Be ANZAC Dawn Focus

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:52:35 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Wellington’s Cenotaph and Citizens' War Memorial could be downgraded for future ANZAC Day dawn ceremonies despite a $2.5 million upgrade. More >>

Our $771 Million Nh90 Helicopters Cannot Operate at Sea

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:24:09 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

A written parliamentary answer to New Zealand First confirms the $771 million NH90 helicopters were one of our worst military procurement decisions as they are almost undeployable on Royal New Zealand Navy ships.More >>

PM’s Presser: Saudi Sheep Scandal still Labour’s Fault.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:37:45 +1200 | Francis Cook

The Prime Minister today conceded he had gotten the numbers wrong about refugee intake on a radio interview this morning. Mr Key said there would be talks about raising the number but insisted that the cost runs up to $58m annually to settle refugees ...More >>

Women cheese-makers part of Taranaki life in WWI

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:37:21 +1200 | Massey University

One hundred years ago it was not considered respectable for farmers’ wives to work on the land. But heavy duty farming tasks and cheese making in local factories became women’s work during the First World War, says Massey University historian Associate ...More >>

Taranaki, Wanganui, Rangitikei update

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:06:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says states of local emergency were declared in Taranaki, Wanganui and Rangitikei yesterday to enable people to be evacuated to safety.More >>

Whanganui District weather event

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:48:02 +1200 | Wanganui District Council

The Whanganui River flood has been assessed as an 85-year flood, the largest ever recorded in Whanganui. The river level has stabilised and no significant increase in flooding is expected. We are expecting the river water to start abating between ...More >>

Rain eases as monitoring continues

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:19:12 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Rain is easing across the region, allowing rivers to recede and crews to turn their focus to community welfare and damage assessment. More >>

Whanganui River flood levels biggest on record

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:13:07 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Heavy rain throughout the Region has resulted in the Whanganui River flood levels becoming the biggest on record. More >>

Rangitikei District: State of emergency announced

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:35:20 +1200 | Rangitikei District Council

A local state of emergency has been declared for the Rangitikei District as teams prepare to evacuate residents from the isolated village of Koitiata. More >>

Peace activists sparked NZ's nuclear-free Pacific stance

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:55:34 +1200 | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-peace-activists-sparked-nzs-strong-nuclear-free-pacific-stance-9306 More >>

Remember HMNZS Wellington And Those Illegal Fishing Vessels?

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:49:41 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

With submissions on the 2015 Defence White Paper due to close on Monday 22 June, New Zealand First is hoping that submitters will push for a much larger Navy. More >>

US Desperation on Fast Track Plummets to New Depths

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:46:40 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

US Desperation on Fast Track Plummets to New Depths ‘In the latest desperate attempt to haul Fast Track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) back from the brink, the Republicans in the US House of Representatives have launched ...More >>

 

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