Archive for February, 2015

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes. Read more »

Ireland shows the way with plain packaging tobacco law

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party congratulates the Irish Government for passing plain packaging tobacco legislation this week. Read more »

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Winston Peters

Press Release – The Nation

Patrick Gower: Well, believe it or not, Winston is in. On Friday, the New Zealand First leader announced he is standing in the Northland by-election. I spoke to him just before we came on air and yet again tried to figure out what exactly he is up … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Julie Bishop

Press Release – The Nation

Headines Bishop says its not useful to put a time frame on how long its going to take the Western coalition to beat Islamic State after John Key says New Zealand wont commit for longer than two years. That would just play into the … Read more »

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans of … Read more »

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders Meeting. Read more »

Mexico: a world leader in livestock farming

Press Release – Embassy of Mexico

In 2014, Mexico was ranked seventh in the world in the production of animal protein, with a total value of 33 billion US dollars. Read more »

Great friend of seafarers mourned

Press Release – Apostleship of the Sea

It is with great sadness that the Apostleship of the Sea has heard of the death on 27th February of Fr John Seddon, a cruise chaplain with the Apostleship of the Sea for more than two decades. Read more »

Rally against TPPA in Hastings

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

With the final negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) expected to be taking place in March, and with widespread community concern about threats this secret deal poses to New Zealands sovereignty, a rally is being held onSaturday, … Read more »

Man charged with cultivating cannabis in Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police based in Ashburton executed a search warrant at a property in Hinds, Mid Canterbury, today (27 February 2015) as part of an ongoing prevention operation, Operation Jasmine, to disrupt the cultivation and supply of cannabis in Canterbury. Read more »

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