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Anzac day, every day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:02:55 +1200 | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The old soldiers stand stiffly to attention as they salute the cenotaph, eyes fixed firmly ahead. The bugler begins The Last Post, that most mournful and familiar mark of respect. Not one stirs as he comes to his end, his bugle pushed down to his side. ...More >>

Government urged to honour the price of citizenship

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:06:58 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leaders Tariana Turia and Te Ururoa Flavell say that the proud contribution of veterans who have fought for our country is still some way from being fully honoured. More >>

ANZAC Day – an opportunity to pay tribute to Kiwi heroes

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson will join Paeroa’s Dawn Service this ANZAC day to honour New Zealand’s servicemen and women. More >>

P5 Beijing Conference: Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:53 +1200 | US State Department

Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States at the conclusion of the P5 Beijing Conference: Enhancing Strategic Confidence and Working ...More >>

UN Rights Office Urges Ukraine to Stop Propoganda

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:17 +1200 | UN News

While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that has followed must be urgently countered to avoid the further escalation ...More >>

Ukraine, Need to counter misinformation and propoganda

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:05:00 +1200 | UN Human Rights Council

Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country, according to a UN human rights report* issued on Tuesday.More >>

Biscuit exhibit offers commentary on casualties of war

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:15:34 +1200 | Massey University

He has staged an art exhibition and installation of Anzac biscuits in France and now Associate Professor Kingsley Baird’s thought-provoking commentary on the carnage and casualties of war is to be staged in Germany – with some key differences.More >>

Governor-General to visit National War Memorial Park

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:39:38 +1200 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to visit the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) on Tuesday 15 April. The Park is currently under construction on Buckle Street in Wellington, and will be completed ...More >>

Special Anzac screening of War Horse

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:08:45 +1200 | MTG Century Theatre

Commemorate Anzac Day and the World War I centenary with MTG Hawke’s Bay’s first screening of National Theatre Lives’ War Horse on Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 6pm at MTG Century Theatre.More >>

Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:03:51 +1200 | US State Department

An official for the U.S State Department answers questions about U.S assistance to Ukraine. More >>

UN Rights Chief Condemns Use Of Torture By Syrian Forces

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:59:30 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.More >>

Torture is Mainstream Now

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:22:16 +1200 | David Swanson

As Rebecca Gordon notes in her new book, Mainstreaming Torture, polls find greater support in the United States for torture now than when Bush was president. And it's not hard to see why that would be the case.More >>

Grab a poppy at Z for this Anzac Day

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:17:32 +1200 | Z Energy

Z Energy's giving Kiwis more ways to show their support for Anzac Day, with poppies available at Z sites around the country throughout poppy week, RSA volunteers collecting on-site, and 'virtual poppy' donations on Z's Facebook page.More >>

The Kiwi soldier who became an American GI

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:37:33 +1200 | Awa Press

The strange story of the Second World War Kiwi soldier who became an American GI More >>

Panel Discussion: How Should New Zealanders Remember WWI?

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04:49 +1200 | National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

We urge you to join us for a panel discussion wherein panellists will offer numerous perspectives on, and debate the issue of, how New Zealanders should remember World War One.More >>

Global military spending drops slightly, but not far enough

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:30:47 +1200 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure totalled US$1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 % in real terms since 2012. However:More >>

US Supports UN Peacekeeping in Central African Republic

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:01:38 +1200 | US State Department

The United States commends the United Nations Security Council for its leadership in adopting a forward looking resolution today to address the crisis in C.A.R. Today’s resolution authorizes establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in September 2014, ...More >>

Transatlantic Security Challenges: Central and Eastern Europ

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:28:45 +1200 | US State Department

For over 20 years, the United States and our European Allies have worked to integrate Russia more closely into the Euro-Atlantic community through our bilateral engagement and organizations like the OSCE, the WTO and the NATO-Russia Council.More >>

Central African Republic:UN Peacekeeping Mission Established

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:24:27 +1200 | UN News

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation ...More >>

Pay disparity in New Zealand

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:09:50 +1200 | Steve Hart

This week Auckland journalist Steve Hart looks at pay disparity in New Zealand with an extended interview with Paul Barber of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.More >>


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