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Archive for April, 2018

Helping to Build Fitter, Healthier Pacific Forces

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A contingent of five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and one Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have deployed to Suva, Fiji, to conduct a four-week physical training instructors course for students from several South West Pacific countries. Read more »

New High Commissioner to Barbados announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the appointment of diplomat Anton Ojala as New Zealands next High Commissioner to Barbados. Read more »

New Zealand support for emergency response in Fiji

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Emergency response vessels and training provided by New Zealand to Fiji are proving their worth in the wake of two tropical cyclones that hit the island nation this month. Read more »

Wairoa Māori Film Festival June 1 to 4 2018

Press Release – Wairoa Film Festival

Wairoa Mori Film Festival June 1 to 4 2018 Programme Now Online At www.KiaOra.TV Read more »

Ardern strengthens military ties with France

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Ardern strengthens military ties with France By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 28 April 2018 (url: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/28/nzfr-a28.html ) Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns visit to Paris, Berlin and London, from April 14 to 23, … Read more »

UNFCCC meeting in Bonn

Press Release – UNFCCC

Governments Meet in Bonn To Step Up Climate Action Critical to the implementation of Paris Agreement Read more »

The Nation: British High Commissioner Laura Clarke

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews British High Commissioner Laura Clarke Britain is set to exit the European Union in March next year. After that, it will be looking to build stronger trade ties with countries like New Zealand. I spoke to the British … Read more »

New Zealand assistance for Ambae, Vanuatu

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced a further $500,000 package of support to the Government of Vanuatu as it plans to relocate affected communities to safe sites off Ambae Island following ongoing volcanic activity. Read more »

APEC Expedites Arrival of Innovative Medical Products

Press Release – APEC

Singapore, 27 April 2018 The safety and availability of cutting-edge health treatments in the Asia-Pacific is getting an important boost. Read more »

PNG: Refugee health crisis looming

Press Release – Amnesty International

On Monday 30 April the Australian government is expected to end its contract with International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), which provides healthcare for the refugees and asylum seekers Australia has sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kate Schuetze, … Read more »

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