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Archive for October, 2016

PM’s Press Conference 10/31/16: Free-trade & the US election

Article – Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister John Key began todays press conference by discussing his recent trip to India, mentioning the importance of a free-trade relationship. Mr. Key mentioned the 14% increase in new housing consents, and looking forward, cited Nick Smiths … Read more »

NZDF To Hold Major Exercise in South Island

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has again decided to hold its major military exercise in the West Coast, Tasman and Marlborough regions in late 2017. Read more »

UN expert to assess situation of migrants in Australia

Press Release – United Nations

GENEVA (31 October 2016) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Franois Crpeau, will visit Australia from 1 to 18 November 2016 to assess the migration programmes, policies and laws developed by the Australian … Read more »

Abraham beats the guns in Wairarapa woolhandling final

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

A holiday in the islands seemed to be just the thing for Masterton woolhandler Cushla Abraham as she burst quickly back into action by beating a string of World champions to win the Wairarapa Spring Shears Open woolhandling title yesterday(Oct 29). Read more »

Ireland and Wales qualify for Rugby League World Cup 2017

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup

Ireland and Wales will contest the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) after both countries topped their respective Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) qualifying groups with victories overnight. As RLEF qualifying Group A winners, Wales, will … Read more »

Bachelor Swaps Red Rose for a Red Nose

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Bachelor Swaps Red Rose for a Red Nose! Celebrity couple, Art & Matilda were out at Auckland Airport today but instead of a Red Rose, Art presented Matilda with a Red Nose! Not quite as romantic but she didnt mind because it was all for a … Read more »

The Nation: Maori Electorate Seats

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Maiki Sherman, Ella Henry, and Chris Wikaira Youtube clips from the show are available here . Lisa Owen: The Maori seats could be crucial in next years election. If the Maori Party comes out on top, John Key … Read more »

Nobel Confusion: Ramos-Horta, Trump and World Disorder

Article – Binoy Kampmark

History should tell us that writing scolding, even scornful letters, to electorates as part of a conversation for persuasion do not work. They are even less effective when coming from outside that electorate, however well-intentioned. Non-voters should … Read more »

Unite calls for NZ Super Fund to divest from fossil fuels

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Unions elected workers executive recently passed a motion demanding that the NZ Super Fund withdraw all investments (divests) from the coal, oil and gas projects that are driving climate change. Unite joins climate action group 350 Aotearoa, several … Read more »

Valerie Adams first Pacific Sports Ambassador

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Valerie Adams as New Zealands first Pacific Sports Ambassador. Read more »

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