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Governor-General's speech for opening of Pukeahu

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:53:07 +1200 | Government House

Rau Rangatira mā, kua huihui mai i tēnei rā - whakamaumāhara, nau mai, haere mai, ki roto i te wairua o maumaharatanga. Tēnā tātou katoa. More >>

Timor-Leste’s Veterans to Visit Australia

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:27:37 +1200 | Government Of Timor-Leste

Next week veterans of Timor-Leste’s independence struggle will visit Australia to build on relationships with Australia’s veteran community, discuss ideas on veteran services and participate in ANZAC ceremonies which this year commemorate ...More >>

Attacks Against the Colombian Military in Cauca

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:10:42 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015 More >>

U.S. Condemns Erbil Attack

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:03:21 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015 More >>

World War 1 Cook Islands soldiers remembered

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:37:10 +1200 | Alfred Ngaro

National List MP Alfred Ngaro honoured the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who served under the New Zealand flag in World War One at a commemoration ceremony held at Parliament today.More >>

Great War Exhibition Announces Principal Partner

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:05:12 +1200 | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The National Military Heritage Charitable Trust today opened the doors of the Great War Exhibition in a special preview to thank the many individuals and organisations who have helped create it.More >>

Royal Gun Salute to Mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:45:38 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal Gun Salute to Mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Personnel of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery will mark the 89th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with a 21-gun salute at midday on 21 April at ...More >>

Te Papa unpacks new art treasures at Whangarei Art Museum

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:47:06 +1200 | Te Papa

More treasures from the national art collection will be unveiled at the Whangarei Art Museum over the coming year in the second season of Unpacked – Treasures from Te Papa. More >>

Wellingtonians – plan for Anzac events

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:35:26 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Anzac Day services and the commemoration parade, the day before, will disrupt travel around and through Wellington’s CBD next Friday and Saturday. We are expecting big crowds and therefore people going to these events are asked to plan ahead, allow ...More >>

iHeartRadio launches new ANZAC Day Remembered station

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:30:17 +1200 | iHeartRadio NZ

17 April 2015 – iHeartRadio New Zealand has launched a new station ANZAC Day Remembered to commemorate all New Zealanders killed in war and honour the returned service people. More >>

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – First Look

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:13:26 +1200 | Francis Cook

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience.More >>

What to Do with the Army’s Surplus Light Armoured Vehicles

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:29:43 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants the 2015 Defence White Paper to look at options for the 35 Light Armoured Vehicles reportedly declared surplus by the National Government in 2010. The Party is eyeing these LAVs as a way to regenerate lost capabilities ...More >>

White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, 17 to 24 April

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:41:06 +1200 | White Poppies for Peace

The White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, the main fundraiser for the White Poppy Peace Scholarships, starts today and runs through until Friday, 24 April. More >>

Scrutiny of battlefield deaths should continue

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:35:24 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

As New Zealand troops head to Iraq under a shroud of secrecy, the Government is pushing ahead with legislation to remove independent scrutiny of incidents where Kiwi soldiers are killed in hostile action overseas, Labour’s Defence spokesperson ...More >>

WWI Memorial Forest to take root with ANZAC Day plantings

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:26:40 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

ANZAC Day will see the first trees planted in our Council's World War I Memorial Forest. More >>

Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:21:49 +1200 | US Department Of State

FOREIGN MINISTER STEINMEIER: A very special welcome to our friend, John Kerry, who came a long way after his hearings in the Congress yesterday evening. It’s sunny weather in Lubeck, but that shouldn’t irritate us because the weather in international ...More >>

Legendary Gurkhas to Visit Youth On Life-Affirming Course

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:03:45 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Legendary Gurkhas to Visit Youth On Life-Affirming Course Soldiers from B (Sari Bari) Company 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles (1RGR) will visit youth taking part in the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course in Trentham tomorrow. Personnel from 1RGR are in the ...More >>

NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:45:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Yemen and called for the resumption of political dialogue between all parties involved in the conflict. “We are deeply ...More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Note - (1) Yemen, (2) Mali

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:26:29 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Subjects: (1) Yemen (2) Mali More >>

Terrorist Designation of Ali Ouni Harzi

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:14:59 +1200 | US Department Of State

The Department of State has designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this designation ...More >>


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