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NZ First praised for rejecting Māori seat entrenchment

Press Release – Democracy Action

Pro-democracy lobby group Democracy Action welcome New Zealand Firsts commitment to hold firm rejecting the Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatenes bill to entrench the Mori seats. The Bill, which would require any changes to the seats to require the … Read more »

More New Zealand medical specialists for Samoa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced further support for Samoas longer term needs as it continues to respond to a devastating measles epidemic. Read more »

News from COP25 – 12 December, 2019

Press Release – SPREP

For Vanuatu, climate change presents an existential threat to its cultural heritage, identity and fundamental human rights. Read more »

Housing First to help Nelson Tasman homeless

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays launch marks the expansion of the Governments homelessness programme, Housing First, to the top of the South Island. Read more »

Seven UC students and grads to learn how Asia does business

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury. Read more »

Foreign Minister and Pacific Peoples Minister to visit Samoa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio will travel to Samoa on Friday, where New Zealand medical teams are helping Samoa respond to an outbreak of measles. New Zealand has been working closely … Read more »

Don’t let measles ruin your holiday

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

With the Christmas and New Year holidays fast approaching, you may have an overseas trip planned and be counting down to the day you jet off to an exotic location. Read more »

Businesses encouraged to join 10 banks in Samoa fundraiser

Press Release – Westpac

Staff from a range of banks around New Zealand will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves on Tuesday (17 December) as they raise funds for Samoan families affected by the devastating measles epidemic. Read more »

Chief Ombudsman announces advisory group of rangatira

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsmen

Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, announced today the establishment of a panel of Mori advisers made up of prominent experts and rangatahi leaders. Read more »

NZ congratulates PNG on referendum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government for completing a well-conducted referendum on the future political status of Bougainville. Read more »

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