Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister to Visit NZ

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister to Visit New Zealand

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, will come to New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand government from 23 to 27 November, Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

“I am delighted that Mr Lee is able to visit. As an honorary advisor to the Asia 2000 Foundation, he has agreed to give the keynote address to open the ‘Seriously Asia’ Forum. To have someone of his stature share his insights into developments in Asia and New Zealand’s role in the region is a real bonus.

“Singapore, like New Zealand, recently released a new growth strategy for economic development following a major review of its economy. Mr Lee took a leadership role in this exercise and his visit offers scope to explore possibilities for collaboration between New Zealand and Singapore in the creative industries, ICT and biotechnology.

“The Prime Minister is in Singapore this week. The frequency of high-level contact between our two countries signals the importance we place on our relations with Singapore, with whom we traditionally have very strong people-to-people, defence and economic ties,” Dr Cullen said.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news