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Peace group plans alternative Anzac event

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:58:53 +1200 | Auckland Peace Action

"Auckland Peace Action is hosting an alternative Picnic for Peace for ANZAC Day this Wednesday, April 25th at the Auckland Domain rotunda at noon," said member Valerie Morse.More >>

Auckland War Memorial Museum commemorates Anzac Day 2018

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:15:33 +1200 | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Four long years of bloody conflict came to an end in 1918, but not before the First World War had claimed the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians. More >>

Governor-General visit to Gallipoli for Anzac Day

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:28:16 +1200 | Government House

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, will represent the people of New Zealand at the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli. More >>

National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:31:32 +1200 | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said.More >>

MFAT used Thompson + Clark for security at TPP protest

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:22:36 +1200 | RNZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade used controversial firm Thompson + Clark to provide security services for the 2016 Trans Pacific Partnership signing in Auckland. More >>

On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:12:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has ...More >>

Public lecture on eve of ANZAC day

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:04:16 +1200 | Canterbury Socialist Society

Christchurch-based political organisation the Canterbury Socialist Society will be hosting a public lecture on the eve of ANZAC day to acknowledge and commemorate the efforts of workers who actively resisted the First World War both at home and abroad.More >>

Sky Tower dressed with poppy for Anzac Day

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:05:26 +1200 | SKYCITY

For the fifth year, the Sky Tower will wear a poppy to commemorate Poppy Day and Anzac Day, and to support the Auckland RSA’s Annual Poppy Appeal. More >>

NZ 'prevented harm being done' by state-backed hacks - PM

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:50:41 +1200 | RNZ

New Zealand's spy agencies have had to take action to stop hacking attacks by foreign powers from doing harm here, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Auckland Harbour Bridge lighting up to honour Anzacs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:57:00 +1200 | Auckland Council

In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.More >>

Ardern and May focus on trade and security threats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:50:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Emerging threats to the global rules based system and international security issues featured in the first meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and British Prime Minister Theresa May in London today at No.10 Downing St .More >>

RSA Poppy Appeal funds having a real impact

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:14:36 +1200 | Returned Services Association

RSA Poppy Appeal funds having a real impact; changing lives of veterans and their families A Trentham service family and a Masterton father-of-two are among a growing number who have received financial support from the RSA Poppy Appeal during the past ...More >>

NZ government supports imperialist assault on Syria

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:10:40 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared on April 14 that New Zealand “accepted” the US-British-French missile strikes on Syria. Ardern revealed that her government had been informed about the attack hours in advance.More >>

Monumental: New Zealand’s First World War Memorials

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:52:19 +1200 | WW100

On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental.More >>

Minister surprised journalist included in reference group

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:35:59 +1200 | RNZ

The Minister responsible for New Zealand's spy agencies is surprised that a journalist has been included on a new reference group established by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.More >>

IGIS must explain legal basis for reference group

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:23:31 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn must explain the legal basis upon which she appointed her new Reference Group, National’s Spokesperson for GCSB and NZSIS Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the GCSB’s security hang-up with Russia

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:12 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed : More >>

Inspector-General has serious questions to answer

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:20:23 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Appointments to a new Intelligence and Security Reference Group raise a number of serious questions for Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, National’s Spokesperson for GSCB and NZSIS Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

On the chemical weapons attack (and response) in Syria

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:59:29 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The past week’s headlines about the chemical attacks in Syria - and the military response by the US, France and Britain - have tended to overshadow a few of the downstream outcomes. For starters, the chemical weapons assault on Douma seems to have succeeded ...More >>

Thousands expected for Anzac Day commemorations

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:13:42 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Thousands of people are expected to gather for Palmerston North’s Anzac Day services in and around the city on 25 April. More >>

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