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NZ Aid for Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced New Zealand will provide a total of NZ$2 million in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa due to severe drought.

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July 19th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Japanese Tourism Delegation

The most influential Japanese tourism industry delegation to ever visit New Zealand is in Queenstown to visit key tourism providers and meet with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, and Minister of Tourism, John Key.

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May 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

United States Co-operation Statement

A Co-operation statement has been signed with the United States on global supply chain security.

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Regions & Categories: Foreign Affairs,Government,New Zealand

UN Youth Unlimited Fun in the UN for Model Students

In July this year hundreds of high school students from Cape Reinga to Bluff will converge in the capital city to tackle international issues and work towards a better future through the forum of the UN General Assembly. The most enquiring young New Zealanders who have a passion for global issues will be representing United Nations member states in New Zealand’s annual Model United Nations conference and discussing the same issues challenging world leaders in New York and Geneva.

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April 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am

Regions & Categories: Education,Foreign Affairs,New Zealand

Telecom Credit for Landline Calls to Japan

Telecom has announced it will credit all residential customers’ landline calls to Japan. This includes calls made from landline to landline and landline to Japanese mobile phones.

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March 20th, 2011 at 9:51 am

Auckland Sends Condolence Messages to Japan

The Auckland Mayor has announced that condolence messages have been sent to Auckland Council’s Japanese sister cities in the wake of Friday’s destructive earthquake and tsunami. Auckland Council has relationships with Fukuoka, Shinagawa, Tomioka, Kakogawa, Utsunomiya, Furudono and Hara-mura.

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March 15th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Urban SAR Team to Assist Japan Following Earthquake

Prime Minister John Key said New Zealand is sending an Urban Search and Rescue team to Japan following its devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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March 13th, 2011 at 7:12 am

NZ Mourns for Japans Earthquake

Prime Minister John Key has issued a statement of NZrs hearts going out to the Japanese at the time of this tragic earthquake.

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March 13th, 2011 at 7:09 am

New Zealand aids Vanuatu cyclone recovery

Foreign Minister Murray McCully announces that NZ will provide $50k support for the recovery efforts in Vanuatu following Cyclone Vania.

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February 20th, 2011 at 8:55 am

UK ministers welcomed by McCully and Mapp

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp and Foreign Minister Murray McCully welcome William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary and Dr Liam Fox, Defence Secretary for bilateral talks next week.

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January 15th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Indian Government Complaint Against Paul Henry

The Indian Government has put in a complaint against Paul Henry, TVNZ’s Breakfast host, for offensive remarks.

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October 9th, 2010 at 11:07 am

Congratulations for Julia Gillard

John Key, Prime Minister of NZ, congratulated incumbent Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard for winning the right to govern.

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September 9th, 2010 at 7:56 am

Flood Aid for Pakistan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand is giving more aid to Pakistan for flood relief efforts.

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August 22nd, 2010 at 12:54 pm

NZ Expert Experience Gained Via Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

NZ experts working with the oil spill response team in the Gulf of Mexico have gained valuable experience which assists NZ for its own preparedness.

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June 25th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Whaling Petition

A whaling petition calling on the Government to protect the future of whales has been signed by 53,000 New Zealanders.

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June 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Whaling Issue Decision in Few Weeks

New Zealand will make a decision in the next few weeks on whether to file a case in the International Court of Justice against Japanese whaling.

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May 31st, 2010 at 9:11 am

Concern Over North Korean Link to Cheonan Sinking

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is gravely concerned over the findings that link North Korea to the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, ROKS Cheonan.

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May 21st, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Pacific Nuclear Free Zone

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the United States will work towards adhering to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone.

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May 5th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

BLACKCAPS and Sri Lanka Twenty20 Series

A historic Twenty20 series between the BLACKCAPS and Sri Lanka in Florida next month has been announced.

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April 27th, 2010 at 9:02 am

Google Buzz Privacy Issues

Google Buzz involved the release of personal information. A joint letter from a group of international data protection and privacy regulators, including New Zealand Privacy Commission has been sent to Google.

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April 24th, 2010 at 4:14 pm