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First ITFF World Cup of Tag Football in Auckland

Press Release – ITFF

The first ever ITFF World Cup of Tag Football 2012 is just days away and Game On! Read more »

Companies leading the way in sustainability

Press Release – Sustainable Business Council

The winners of last night’s Fairfax Sustainable 60 awards are showing the way for all New Zealand companies, says Penny Nelson, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC). Read more »

Questions for Oral Answer – November 29

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Housing: What progress has the Government made in the provision of affordable home ownership in Auckland? Read more »

Food Sovereignty must not be undermined by free trade talks

Press Release – Pacific Network on Globalisation

Ahead of today’s meeting of trade officials in Samoa, NGOs and academics are warning of the dangers that trade agreements pose to Pacific food sovereignty. Read more »

PNG’s O’Neill calls for Australian aid ‘total realignment’ for roads, schools, hospitals

Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill speaking at Australia’s National Press Club yesterday. Image: Livestreaming/ABC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By the Pacific Media Centre news desk

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has called for a “total realignment” of the  $A500,000 in aid Australia gives his country each year, reports Radio Australia.

In a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, O’Neill said development assistance was being spread “too thin” and that the funding would be better directed towards roads, schools and hospitals.

“[It] would require a total realignment of the aid programme from small projects, in a diverse range of areas, to major infrastructure projects.” Read more »

Significant milestone in RAMSI transition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today confirmed the departure of the New Zealand platoon from the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares edge up to new 5-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares edge up to new 5-year high; Air NZ confirms guidance Read more »

Sanford FY profit falls 6.7% on charges; sales growth stalls

Article – BusinessDesk

Sanford annual profit falls 6.7% on mussel farm restructuring; US law suit take toll Read more »

ADB Helps Marshall Islands Improve Public Service Delivery

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 November 2012) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $5 million loan to boost public service delivery and help the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) achieve fiscal sustainability through … Read more »

Waipa Campus becomes NZ’s first host of Engineering Wood

Press Release – Waiariki Institute Of Technology

28 November 2012 Waipa Campus becomes NZ’s first host of Engineering Wood Products Association of Australasia . Read more »

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