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Dear World, Here’s How to Close Your U.S. Military Bases

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:37:57 +1300 | David Swanson

If you live among the Other 96% — that portion of humanity that the U.S. government does not claim to represent, but where the U.S. military maintains some 1,000 major military bases, here are some helpful tips and past examples of success.More >>

Royal Commission needed into Christchurch attacks

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:48:47 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says a Royal Commission of Inquiry is needed into our Security and Intelligence Agencies following the Christchurch terror attacks and our security legislation needs to be revisited with some urgency to ensure New ...More >>

Guterres announces UN plan to safeguard religious sites

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:29:54 +1300 | UN News

'Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror’, says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites More >>

International Solidarity Against Terrorism (If Only)

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:40:06 +1300 | Lois Griffiths

This was never supposed to happen in New Zealand. That's why we and our friends, here in Christchurch, are in such a state of shock.More >>

Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:23:02 +1300 | UN News

Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations More >>

Police announce process to hand over reclassified MSSAs

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:22:52 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police focus is on ensuring the immediate safety and peace of mind of our communities. More >>

New Zealand Tattoo postponed

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:47:43 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council regrets to advise that, following careful consideration, a decision has been made to postpone the New Zealand Tattoo, which was to be held in the city on 12 and 13 April.More >>

Four lessons from the Christchurch terror attack

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:42:35 +1300 | Joe Burton

Across the world, marches took place during a UN anti-racism day, condemning the attacks on muslims in New Zealand this week. EPA/Andy Rain , CC BY-SA More >>

Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic politics

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:39:47 +1300 | Greg Barton

Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish More >>

The psychology of fear and hate, and what each of us can do

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:36:44 +1300 | Stephen Croucher

The psychology of fear and hate, and what each of us can do to stop it More >>

Live updates: Christchurch mosque terror attacks day 6

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:18:05 +1300 | RNZ

The first burial of a victim of the Christchurch mosque attacks will take place at 11am today at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood, Christchurch City Council confirms. More >>

PM statement on Christchurch mosques terror attack

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:30:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon everyone. I want to acknowledge that I have the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs with me in case there are any wider questions from a foreign policy perspective or any questions around contact that we’ve had from ...More >>

Leading military historian seeks photographs from WW2

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:21:35 +1300 | Thornton Communications

Professor of War Studies, Glyn Harper, is compiling a major book that brings together images of New Zealanders in the Second World War. It will be a sequel to his highly regarded Images of War (HarperCollins NZ), which brought together almost 1000 photographs ...More >>

100 years on Belgium honours women with a cause

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:24:04 +1300 | Auckland Council

Daughters of early settlers, Mary Ann Wick a wife and Margaret Callan a teacher never have expected awards and accolades. But a century later we honour these two women for their work during World War One.More >>

New book uncovers controversial Irish–NZ story from WWII

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:52:12 +1300 | The Cuba Press

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Michael D. Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉireann President of Ireland, has endorsed a new book written by Horowhenua journalist Peter Burke about the controversial treatment of Irish immigrants to New Zealand during World ...More >>

Minute - memoranda from Afghan villagers and Mr Hager

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:37:52 +1300 | Inquiry into Operation Burnham

Following the issue of Minute No 8 dealing with the first of the public hearings, the Inquiry has received memoranda dated 26 February 2019, 5 March 2019 and 7 March 2019 from counsel for the Afghan villagers and letters dated 13 February and 11 March ...More >>

Trump Admin: Transgender Military Ban Beginning April 12

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:47:49 +1300 | US National Center for Transgender Equality

In a tragic reversal of a historic step forward for the United States, the Trump administration today instructed the Armed Serves to begin discharging transgender service members effective April 12.More >>

New legal action taken against 'Hit and Run' inquiry

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:29:40 +1300 | RNZ

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation.More >>

NZDF response to documentary 'confirms many' accusations

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:45:44 +1300 | RNZ

The makers of a documentary accusing the Defence Force of committing offences in Afghanistan say a review into those allegations is inadequate. More >>

The Nation: Former NZ Ambassador to China, John McKinnon

Sat, 9 Mar 2019 12:38:45 +1300 | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Welcome back. Tension increased in the South China Sea this week after a Chinese naval ship reportedly rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat. That’s one of the areas where New Zealand agrees to disagree with China over its ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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