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Government response to Tax Working Group report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government will take a measured response to the final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG), Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said today Read more »

Opportunity for Samoa Artist in Residence 2019

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is calling for artists of Pasifika heritage to apply for the opportunity to be the 2019 Samoa Artist in Residence. Read more »

Wairarapa Spa says ‘Yes’ to Refilling Water Bottles

Press Release – Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa

Brackenridge Spa Martinborough, a leading Wairarapa Day Spa is the latest business to show support for the Refill NZ initiative founded by Jill Ford and Owain John in Wellington this year, where customers are encouraged to bring their own bottle … Read more »

Fruit fly detections in Auckland – Expert Q&A

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Two different species of exotic fruit flies have been found in Auckland in the past week . Both pose a risk to New Zealand’s horticulture industry and the threat is unlikely to disappear. Read more »

Te Matatini brings dynamic Māori culture to Wellington

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Aotearoas vibrant and dynamic Mori culture will be front and centre stage at the biennial Te Matatini festival taking place in Wellington for the first time in 20 years, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief Executive Manat Taonga, Ministry for Culture … Read more »

Training of Trainers Workshop on Women’s Access to Justice

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

The Fiji Womens Rights Movement carried out a 3-day training of trainers (TOT) workshop on improving womens access to justice from February 18 to 20 in Suva. The workshop was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Balancing the Scales: … Read more »

Māori support New Zealand China Relationships

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

The current New Zealand China relationship kerfuffle is all avoidable. In 2010 there had been several Iwi Mori Trade missions to China to re-establish a trading route thats over 10,000 years old as part of the Austronesia language and cultural evolution; … Read more »

Pacific language weeks celebrate national asset

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The 2019 Pacific Language Weeks will boost awareness of the value of New Zealands Pacific languages both within Pacific communities and beyond. Read more »

TONGA: Hard-hitting documentary explores ‘deportee dumping’

Article – Pacific Media Watch

Its like crabs being stuck in a bucket scratching each other to get out. Read more »

World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Opens Next Week

Press Release – Asia Corporate News Network – ACN Newswire

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which showcases jewellery raw materials, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo … Read more »