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NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:01:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.More >>

Peace Action Wellington Launches 'A Call To Arms'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:24:12 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Today Peace Action Wellington (PAW) is releasing a short film in response to the arms industry’s attack on our campaign against war profiteering in Aotearoa. More >>

NZ strongly condemns North Korea missile launch

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:32:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZ strongly condemns North Korea missile launch Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is concerned by this morning’s launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea tracking over Japan – coming hot on the heels of threatening North Korean rhetoric directed ...More >>

Somme war cemetery visit prompts generous offer

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:39:16 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Thames man Rob Johnston is visiting the memorial in France dedicated to New Zealand soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme. Mr Johnston is offering to take any small items of remembrance for people or take photos or do paper rubbings* of soldiers' ...More >>

New Zealand’s Defence Industry Unfairly Targeted

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:59:45 +1200 | Defsec Media

The New Zealand Defence Industry’s annual forum is due to convene on 10-11 October at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, but with just one month to go, activists threaten to disrupt the event. More >>

NZDIA Weapons Expo won’t be held in council venues

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:05:13 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) met with Mayor Justin Lester on 6th September 2017 to discuss the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons Expo returning to Wellington. Justin Lester said whilst he is Mayor, the NZDIA Weapons Expo will ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US public’s attitude to nuclear war

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:55:10 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Worried about North Korea? Feeling concerned that nuclear war could break out any day now, either intentionally or by accident caused by mutual misunderstandings? Luckily, and despite the heated rhetoric, both sides are continuing to frame their ...More >>

North Korea nuclear test utterly deplorable

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 19:12:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned today’s nuclear test by North Korea as utterly deplorable. More >>

David Swanson at 4th Internet Party #AntiSpyBill Event

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 12:16:47 +1200 | Internet Party

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Swanson to appear at 4th Internet Party #AntiSpyBill Event Tonight, one of the greatest anti-war activists of all time is joining the panel of the Internet Party’s 4th consecutive #AntiSpyBill event. World ...More >>

Kim Dotcom, Drone Whistleblower at 3rd #AntiSpyBill Event

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 14:14:38 +1200 | Internet Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2017 Kim Dotcom, US Drone Whistleblower Cian Westmoreland to appear at 3rd #AntiSpyBill Event More >>

NZ disappointed at North Korea missile launches

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 16:45:20 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is disappointed at this morning’s missile launches by North Korea. More >>

NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:50:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell have announced that the Government has decided to bring home the group of New Zealand SAS troops in Tonga for a jungle training exercise as soon ...More >>

Afghanistan troop deployment a mistake, say Greens

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:29:06 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party says that the National Government's decision to send more soldiers to Afghanistan is a mistake. More >>

Unions Wellington endorses Peace Protests

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:53:23 +1200 | Unions Wellington

Last week, Unions Wellington voted in favour to support plans by Peace Action Wellington to protest the upcoming Defence, Industry & National Security Forum. Members of 9 affiliated unions were present at the meeting.More >>

NZDF contribution in Afghanistan increased

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:07:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Defence Force’s 10-person contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is to be increased by three personnel.More >>

Can The Art of War Help Pioneer an Innovation Industry

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:15:18 +1200 | Aurecon

It is an inconvenient truth that from the dawn of mankind, war has been a sad feature of the human condition. Human conflict comes at enormous cost with its impacts on people and society. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: The Rise of the Killer Robot

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:19:53 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“As companies building the technologies in artificial intelligence and robotics that may be repurposed to develop autonomous weapons, we feel especially responsible in raising this alarm.” Open Letter to the UN on Autonomous technology, August ...More >>

Visit focused on defence and disaster response

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:48:09 +1200 | Office of the Speaker

Mr Urban Ahlin, the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag), will be visiting New Zealand from 27 August to 1 September. More >>

New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:37:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that with New Zealand Customs charging Pacific Aerospace for UN Sanction violations over North Korea, a new Act to ‘regulate arms brokering’ isn’t necessary.More >>

NZ’s Vietnam War Veterans commemorate service

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:50:43 +1200 | NZ Returned and Services Association

New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans are commemorating the fallen, remembering the war and what came after, and catching up with old comrades this Friday, and through the weekend. New Zealand’s Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be held on Friday 18 August. ...More >>

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