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Archive for April, 2016

Student touring with acclaimed dance company

Press Release – Whitireia

Whitireia Performing Arts student Nazerene Paea will perform today with New Zealand/Samoa choreographer Lemi Ponifasios dance company, MAU, at a UNESCO event in Paris to mark International Dance Day 2016. Read more »

Civil Defence forum lines up disaster management specialists

Press Release – Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Managing major flooding emergencies complete with crocodiles invading households is not the everyday experience of disaster management specialists in New Zealand. Read more »

Tertiary Institution Council Appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three new appointments and five re-appointments to five tertiary education institution councils. Read more »

McCully needs to come clean over Tokelau ferry debacle

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Foreign Minister Murray McCully needs to come clean on why a New Zealand aid-funded vessel intended to service the Tokelau Islands is delayed, over budget and failed its sea trials, Labours Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

English to Germany, London this week

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English departs for Germany today to attend the Asian Development Banks (ADB) annual meeting, as well as a number of other opportunities to promote New Zealands profile with key European trade partners Read more »

NZ Navy Trainees Practise Navigation by the Stars

Press Release – P and O Cruises

The ancient art of celestial navigation was revived on P&O Cruises Pacific Pearl recently, with the cruise line hosting Royal New Zealand Navy trainees during a cruise to Fiji from Auckland. Read more »

New Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Modern Maaori Astronomy

Press Release – Waikato Museum

A new exhibition at Waikato Museum will shine a spotlight on modern Maaori astronomy and promote a better understanding of the history and meaning of Matariki. Read more »

Manus detention facility declared illegal

Press Release – Amnesty International

With the Manus detention facility declared illegal, the Australian government must now do the right thing Read more »

New Zealand Wins 2015 IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Press Release – International Bank Note Society

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to receive its prestigious Bank Note of the Year Award for 2015. With almost 150 new banknotes released worldwide during … Read more »

Six Pacific islands ratify the Paris Climate Accord

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Pacific islands, amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global leadership this weekend when the Paris Agreement opened for signing on 22 April. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa … Read more »

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