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Labour Calls On Government To Give Visas To Kiwis’ Families Stuck In Gaza

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:06:34 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s immigration spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to follow the example of Australia and help New Zealanders’ close family members stuck in Gaza to escape and take shelter here. New Zealander Alya Hammad has written to ...More >>

Collins Leaves For Pacific Defence Meeting

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 17:38:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Judith Collins today departed for New Caledonia to attend the 8th annual South Pacific Defence Ministers’ meeting (SPDMM). “This meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with my Pacific counterparts to discuss ...More >>

Art Is Political – Free Expression Through Art Must Be Protected

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 14:58:11 +1300 | Free Speech Union

An art gallery housing an anti-Israel exhibition in Tauranga has been told to remove any public facing art from its front windows by a real estate agent.More >>

Dayenu: New Zealand Jews Against The Occupation Is Calling On Government To Demand A Permanent Ceasefire In Gaza.

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 11:56:17 +1300 | Jews Against The Occupation Of Gaza

Dayenu is a Jewish organisation that stands for peace, justice and equality for all peoples, Israeli and Palestinian, between the river and the sea. Our Kaupapa is simple: no one is free until we are all free. We at Dayenu have been in a state ...More >>

NZJC Statement On Bomb And Death Threats In New Zealand

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 15:44:11 +1300 | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council, along with the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, is dismayed that Jewish Synagogues, Temples and centres in New Zealand have been the target of bomb and death threats. The organisations call on all parties to de-escalate ...More >>

HMNZS Manawanui Provides Tropical Cyclone Assistance To Fiji

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:04:52 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Manawanui has resumed its planned programme in the South-West Pacific, after delivering food and other relief supplies across Fiji following Tropical Cyclone Mal. The specialist dive and hydrographic vessel was near ...More >>

Rallies And Demonstrations Continue Despite “4-day Pause” In Israel’s War In Gaza

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:08:48 +1300 | Palestine Solidarity Network

Despite the “four day pause” in Israel’s war on Gaza Palestine solidarity supporters will be rallying and marching around New Zealand again this weekend. “A pause in Israel’s genocidal rampage through Gaza is a welcome small step but must ...More >>

Save The Children Welcomes Temporary Truce And Hostage Release But Warns Children Won’t Be Safe Without A Ceasefire

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 08:41:34 +1300 | Save The Children

Save the Children International CEO Inger Ashing said today the temporary truce and release of hostages was welcomed but it was critical to have a lasting ceasefire for the sake of all children: "We welcome reports that an agreement has been ...More >>

Open Call For Auckland #OurStoryIsOne Art Exhibition As Crackdown On Baha's In Iran Intensifies

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 09:48:08 +1300 | New Zealand Baha'i Community

  Armed Iranian security agents raided the homes of more than 30 Baha’is on 7 November in Hamadan province. Many of the Baha’is were verbally abused and physically assaulted during the raids. The latest arrests and home searches—which ...More >>

From Glen Johnson In Ukraine: Update on the counter offensive.

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 17:22:47 +1300 | Glen Johnson

BUCHAREST, Romania -- At the end of September, Nataliya (24), a paramedic from Kharkiv, packed a suitcase with only a few of her belongings: essential documents, a scattering of summer and winter clothes, books by Haruki Murakami and the Ukrainian poet TarasMore >>

Further Humanitarian Support For Gaza, West Bank, & Israel

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 09:31:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is contributing a further $5 million to support the response to urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, bringing New Zealand’s total contribution to the humanitarian response so far to $10 million. “New Zealand is ...More >>

Myanmar: Intense Fighting Spreads To Cities, As Civilians Seek Shelter

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 09:28:36 +1300 | UN News

The conflict between ethnic armed groups and the Myanmar military has expanded to the country’s eastern and western regions, with urban areas increasingly affected by intense fighting and aerial bombardment, UN agencies have reported. In the fighting ...More >>

Israel Must Stop Using Water As A Weapon Of War

Sat, 18 Nov 2023 09:26:08 +1300 | OHCHR

Israel must allow clean water and fuel into Gaza to activate the water supply network and desalination plants in the besieged enclave before it is too late, a UN expert warned today. "Every hour that passes with Israel preventing the provision of ...More >>

Stop The Violence! Ceasefire Now! Rally In Tāmaki Makaurau Sunday

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 09:39:39 +1300 | Palestine Solidarity NZ

Supporters of Palestine will once more be marching this Sunday 19 November in Auckland. We are confident the majority of New Zealanders are behind our call for a ceasefire and condemnation of Israel’s genocidal slaughter of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. ...More >>

Coalition Of Ministers Supporting Israel – COMS-Israel

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:16:15 +1300 | COMS Israel

The Coalition of Ministers Supporting Israel in New Zealand does not support the call for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from New Zealand. We think the call by the Federation of Islamic Associations in New Zealand (FIANZ) is based on an incomplete ...More >>

The Militarised University: Where Secrecy Goes To Thrive

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 17:47:04 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

For anyone wishing to bury secrets, especially of the unsavoury sort, there is one forum that stands out. Call it a higher education institution. Call it a university. Even better, capitalise it: the University. This is certainly the case in Australia, ...More >>

Urgent Need For New Zealand’s Humanitarian Voice

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:53:20 +1300 | FIANZ

Further to our previous letter regarding this matter, Aotearoa New Zealand has always been an international beacon for timely humanitarian and peaceful initiatives - whether it was our nuclear free position in the Pacific, or our stance against participation ...More >>

Open Letter: Call To Action To Aotearoa New Zealand's Universities To Stand In Solidarity With Palestine

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:00:23 +1300 | NZ University Communities for Palestine

Kia ora Vice-Chancellors Dawn Freshwater, Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa, Neil Quigley, Jan Thomas, Nic Smith, Cheryl de la Rey, Grant Edwards and Helen Nicholson, We, the students, staff, and alumni of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Universities, urge you to ...More >>

Pro-Palestine Rally In Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland On Sunday The 12th Of November 2023

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 12:20:33 +1300 | Palestinians in Aotearoa Co-ordinating Committee

We extend our deepest gratitude to all who joined the Pro-Palestine rally in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland yesterday. Your overwhelming presence made it a monumental success, with around 10,000 people of conscience uniting in a common cause. The rally was ...More >>

Niue Renews Banking Services Relationship With Kiwibank

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 10:22:28 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The Government of Niue announced today that it has formally renewed its relationship with Kiwibank to continue providing Niue with banking facilities and services that have been provided in the country since 2013. Kiwibank first started providing designated ...More >>


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