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Archive for September, 2013

Finalists for Ngā Tohu Reo Māori / Māori Language Awards

Press Release – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mori has announced all finalists for the Mori Language Awards 2013. There are 33 finalists in 11 contestable categories. ‘Congratulations and good luck! says CE Glenis Philip-Barbara. Read more »

Life on the Line: Can Humanity Survive?

Article – Robert J. Burrowes

As we approach the International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, which recognizes Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, one challenge we face is to celebrate his life in a way that Gandhi himself would have found meaningful. Gandhi was not a man of token gestures. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on John Key at the UN, and Breaking Bad

Column – Gordon Campbell

Prime Minister John Keys speech to the United Nations was aimed mainly at the audience back home, in a plucky, were punching above our weight sense. Theres us on the world stage, telling them what for. The content was unlikely to come as … Read more »

Tsunami risk info underlines need to be prepared

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

New data showing increased tsunami height risk in the Waikato underlines the need for coastal communities to be well prepared for the dangers they could face, say Waikato Civil Defence and Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Youth America’s Cup winner takes top sporting honours

Press Release – University of Auckland

The skipper for New Zealands successful Red Bull Youth Americas Cup campaign has continued his winning formula, receiving two awards at The University of Auckland Blues Awards last night. Read more »

NZ to increase presence in the Caribbean

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand will open a new High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados to increase our diplomatic presence in the Caribbean. Read more »

On-water action adds to Auckland On Water Boat Show

Press Release – Marine Industry Association

This weekends Auckland On Water Boat Show has a new feature on-water action from powerboats and stand-up paddleboard racers. Read more »

US signs Arms Trade Treaty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The signing of a landmark arms trade treaty by 111 UN member states, including the United States, has been welcomed by Labours Associate Spokesperson for Disarmament and Arms Control and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) President, Ross Robertson. Read more »

Small Island States Call for Mitigation of Climate Change

Press Release – UN News

For the second day in a row, leaders of the worlds small island States took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to call for urgent international action to mitigate the effects of climate change, which threatens some of them with extinction … Read more »

New Zealand’s Statement to the UNGA General Debate

Speech – New Zealand Government

Mr President. Congratulations on your election to the Presidency of this General Assembly. You take the reins at an important time. We wish you every success. You have our support. Read more »

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