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Robertson must front up on costings

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson must front up on costings

Source: National Party – Headline: Robertson must front up on costings Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the costings for his Government’s expensive policy pledges, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Yesterday we learnt that Mr Robertson did have coalition costings prepared by the Treasury before the coalition was announced on […]

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Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports FacilityThe Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project, after it was revealed the long-delayed project was expected to exceed its budget by $75 million under the current approach.     […]

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NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Brunei, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya  /  Comments Off on NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

Protests against the Rohingya “genocide” have spread globally. With more than 1 million Ronhinga refugees in Bangladash, the authors argue that New Zealand needs to act now and take in more. Image: Clickittefaq OPINION: By Sharon Harvey and Sorowar Chowdhury The plight of the Rohingya people has hit the international headlines again. Following the August […]

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Government delivers big boost for students

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government delivers big boost for students

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government delivers big boost for studentsThe Government has today taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders.   The Government’s first 100 days programme includes introducing a $50 a week boost to both student allowances and loan entitlements for living costs […]

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To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November

Source: ACT Party Headline: To the Socialists of All Parties -Free Press Monday 20 November Facebook0 Twitter The Road to Serfdom Mugabe’s (and, more importantly, the people of Zimbabwe’s) demise reminds us of F.A. Hayek’s classic work The Road to Serfdom. Hayek maps out how government ownership of private property begets government control of all […]

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New Zealander nominated for International Organisation of Vine and Wine

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealander nominated for International Organisation of Vine and Wine

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealander nominated for International Organisation of Vine and WineRt Hon Winston Peters                                 Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs           Hon Damien O’Connor Minister of Agriculture   20 November 2017     New Zealander nominated for the International Organisation of Vine and Wine   […]

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Pike River Recovery Agency established

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pike River Recovery Agency established

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pike River Recovery Agency establishedMinister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. The Agency will work in partnership with the Pike River families to plan for decisions on […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Every day is a day to remember our children

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Every day is a day to remember our children

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Every day is a day to remember our childrenHon Tracey Martin   Minister for Children   MEDIA STATEMENT         19 November, 2017 Every day is a day to remember our children  Today (Sunday) and tomorrow mark two international days for children and the Minister for Children, Hon […]

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High number of road deaths unacceptable

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on High number of road deaths unacceptable

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: High number of road deaths unacceptableThe news that the road toll for 2017 has now surpassed the total for 2016 is tragic news, says Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter. “This year we’ve already seen 330 people lose their lives on New Zealand’s roads. “Every death on our roads […]

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Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Evening Report, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

ANALYSIS: By Basten Gokkon in Jakarta The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the government’s recognition last December of nine other communities’ rights to […]

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Govt U-turn coming on international students

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt U-turn coming on international students

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign students coming into New Zealand. “During the election campaign, Labour’s policy was clear – in […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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Pōhiva rejects ‘secret agenda’ claims that he wanted to seize royal power

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, King Tupou VI, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Privy Council, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Pōhiva rejects ‘secret agenda’ claims that he wanted to seize royal power

‘Akilisi Pōhiva speaking to hundreds of his constituents at a meeting in Kolomotu’a on Tuesday. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva told his supporters that if he had really wanted to take away people’s land and the royal powers he would have made himself Minister […]

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Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Hostages, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Mimika, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Surveillance, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

West Papuan protesters for independence in Jakarta this week. Image CNN Indonesia By Lalu Rahadian in Jakarta Conflicts in Papua province will not be resolved until the Indonesian government provides the Papuan people with an opportunity to determine their future through an international forum, says a leading advocate. Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) […]

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International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to SeptemberInternational visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.  The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) showed expenditure increased four per cent […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory GroupTwelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.   The Youth Advisory Group is being set up to enable young people to have their say and […]

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