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Celebrating ANZACs with '100' Poppy Wall

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:51:37 +1300 | MG Media

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth Makes Contribution to New Zealand's ANZACs with '100' Poppy Wall More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference on MP Pay Rises

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:22:14 +1300 | Jeremy Wilkinson

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act.More >>

Heart Foundation responds to vandalism

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:13:58 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation was deeply disappointed to learn today that an individual or group has vandalised one of its billboards in Hamilton. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:41:45 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza government in Greece and the European Union “troika” and… no-one seems entirely sure what happened. Did the asteroid ...More >>

ISIS 101: What’s Really Terrifying About This Threat

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:57:46 +1300 | John Chuckman

ISIS certainly is not what a great many people think that it is, if you judge what they think by what our corporate press proclaims incessantly. More >>

Don Franks : What NZ Can Teach the Iraqi Army?

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:55:30 +1300 | Don Franks

Of all the things our government might do with our dough, they’ve decided to spend millions training the Iraqi army. Why? Few countries soldiers have enjoyed such breadth and depth of training as the Iraqi army. More >>

Ex-Hostage: Government Failing to Put NZers and Iraqis First

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:28:53 +1300 | Christian Peacemaker Team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. Mr Sooden is deeply concerned about the Government’s decision to deploy the NZDF to ...More >>

Fantasies of the Fleet: The Emotion of Submarines

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:02:08 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“Submarines are the spaceships of the ocean.” [1]Idiosyncratic as ever, the remark from Australia’s independent Senator John Madigan on the ABC program Q & A, who had seemingly come down from a distant historical shelf, says the needed thing when ...More >>

Q+A: PM John Key - "NZ more at risk from doing nothing"

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:42:12 +1300 | TVNZ

Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq. More >>

Phil Goff Interview On TV One’s Q+A : "It doesn’t take guts"

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:39:06 +1300 | TVNZ

Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One’s Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that is probably the least effective thing that we could do to stop ISIS. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Julie Bishop

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:58:23 +1300 | The Nation

Headines Bishop says it’s “not useful” to put a time frame on how long it’s going to take the Western coalition to beat Islamic State after John Key says New Zealand won’t commit for longer than two years. “That would just play into the ...More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:51:18 +1300 | The Nation

Headlines Prime Minister is categorical that New Zealand will stay in Iraq two years and no more: “I think this is about making a contribution and leaving… We could be in the Middle East forever if we don’t take that approach.” Key at odds with ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews a British foreign fighter

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:49:50 +1300 | The Nation

Headlines Says New Zealand and other Western nations wrong to arm and supply the Iraqi army, who ran from battle last year; should be arming the Kurds. More >>

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:53:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting. More >>

PMs Key and Abbott meet in Auckland

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:49:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Auckland today for their annual Leaders’ Talks. More >>

Ex-Hostage Returning to Iraq amid Current Crisis

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:23:00 +1300 | Christian Peacemaker Team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. He will join a CPT project that is supporting local bodies managing the humanitarian ...More >>

Invade Mexico for Guacamole Reserves Instead

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:01:34 +1300 | WagePeaceNZ

#WagePeaceNZ, founded yesterday, along with all 7 of its Twitter followers, demands that New Zealand invade Mexico for its Guacamole reserves in lieu of sending 143 troops to Iraq. More >>

No military deployment in Iraq: Nationwide peace vigils

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:21:07 +1300 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March, coordinated by Peace Movement ...More >>

New Zealand to send troops to Iraq : Tom Peters

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:25:43 +1300 | Tom Peters

Prime Minister John Key announced on Tuesday that up to 143 New Zealand soldiers will be sent to Iraq in May to join the US-led war, ostensibly to help fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). More >>

AA, RNZAF and Medics Get Behind Kiwi Kids

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:27 +1300 | Variety - The Children's Charity

The classic cars and trucks of the Variety Trillian Bash wouldn’t hit the distances they do, raising money and handing out grants to children in need, if it weren’t for support from the AA, the RNZAF and a medical crew.More >>


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