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NZ dollar still firm against USD but gains capped

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the greenback after the US Federal Reserve officials were cautious about the global growth outlook but jitters about the US-China trade dispute kept it capped. Read more »

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Three outstanding young New Zealand graduates have received prestigious Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, UK. Read more »

Joint Statement by Sebastián Piñera and Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – New Zealand Government

At the invitation of the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastin Piera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand on 19 November 2018. Read more »

PNG’s government is not fit to receive foreign aid

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Winston Peters should have withheld aid for Papua New Guinea in light of the record of waste and corruption within that countrys government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains as Fed nears ‘neutral’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held most of its gains from last week after Federal Reserve vice chair Richard Clarida said future rate hikes will depend on data with policy near a ‘neutral’ setting. Read more »

Anti-Chinese campaign escalates in New Zealand

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 17 November 2018, (original url Read more »

Salvation Army Supports Māori Housing Unit

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army supports the appointment of the Hon Nanaia Mahuta as new Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Mori Housing) and the establishment of the unit as an valuable step to addressing the housing crisis. Read more »

NZ assists with Papua New Guinea vaccinations programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced that New Zealand is committing up to NZ$10 million towards improving vaccination outcomes in Papua New Guinea. Read more »

NZ Announces Further support to PHAMA Plus Programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand will contribute $13.5 million over four years to support the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus programme, a new joint New ZealandAustralian initiative. Read more »

PM pretends climate change isn’t a global issue

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

In helping to roll electricity out in a country that is overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels, the Prime Minister has conveniently ignored her commitment to fighting climate change, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »