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McCully: Goverment Rejects Greens' Sophistry On Gaza Crisis

McCully: Goverment Rejects Greens' Sophistry On Gaza Crisis

3 January 2009 - Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today rejected Green Party criticism of the government's position on the Gaza crisis, and reiterated the need to be "even-handed" in dealing with the situation.

Brownlee: Contestable Fund To Transform New Zealand Aquaculture Sector

Brownlee: Contestable Fund To Transform New Zealand Aquaculture Sector

2 January 2009 - New Zealand's Aquaculture Industry is set for an economic growth boost with the announcement of a $600,000 contestable fund to encourage innovative market development projects.

Family First: Protect Good Parents, Target Rotten Parents - Priority 2009

Family First: Protect Good Parents, Target Rotten Parents - Priority 2009

1 January 2009 - Family First NZ has released its annual list of the top 5 family issues and heading the list for 2009 is the amending of the anti-smacking law.

60th Anniversary Of New Zealand Citizenship

60th Anniversary Of New Zealand Citizenship

01 January 2009 - It's 60 years to the day [1 January 1949] since New Zealanders became New Zealand citizens in their own right.

Protect Good Parents, Target Rotten Parents - Priority 2009

Protect Good Parents, Target Rotten Parents - Priority 2009

Family First NZ has released its annual list of the top 5 family issues and heading the list for 2009 is the amending of the anti-smacking law.

Key: Prime Minister Welcomes World-First Biofuel Test Flight

Key: Prime Minister Welcomes World-First Biofuel Test Flight

30 December 2008 - Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has congratulated Air New Zealand for its successful test flight today of a biofuel-powered Boeing 747 aircraft.

"The fortunes of Air New Zealand and New Zealand's tourism industry are closely tied together," says Mr Key.

Greens: Assault On Gaza Should Stop Now

Greens: Assault On Gaza Should Stop Now

30 December 2008 - Green MP Keith Locke says New Zealand should call for an immediate end to the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Whaling Violations Ignored by the Government

New Zealand is no longer backing international law. It has stepped down and allows international criminals to exploit it’s resources. This is the only answer, however drastic it sounds to the total lack of response to the Japanese whaling fleet within our waters hunting whales in an internationally protected sanctuary.

The whaling fleet is breaking international conservation law within the principles of the United Nations World Charter for Nature, yet no-one except a conservation charity have taken action. The Steve Irwin, the flagship for Sea Shepherd is confronting the fleet as it did last year and despite having been met with gun fire and other physical attacks in previous attempts to halt whaling, they persist. The brave crew of 40 have tackled the extreme weather conditions to halt the ships with a barrage of stinky substances and even a minor collision.

Statement On Gaza

Statement On Gaza

29 December 2008 - Rt Hon Helen Clark, Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, today endorsed the call of the United Nations Security Council for a cessation of violence on all sides in Gaza.

McCully: NZ Government Disappointed By Fiji Move

McCully: NZ Government Disappointed By Fiji Move

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the Fiji Interim Government this afternoon moved to expel New Zealand's Acting High Commissioner, Caroline McDonald.