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Tim Groser to Canberra for CER forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser will meet with his Australian counterpart at the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Forum tomorrow in Canberra. “On both sides of the Tasman there is a high level of political commitment to strengthening and deepening our relationship, and this meeting will be important in helping us …

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Helen Clark runs her ruler over global governance – it is lacking

UNDP’s Helen Clark says it is not difficult to draw up an inventory of global institutions and mechanisms which are struggling to reach decisions: The veto power in the UN Security Council can be a block to decisive action. The annual meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the …

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Glidepath founder Sir Ken Stevens inducted into Hi-Tech Hall of Fame

 Glidepath founder Sir Ken Stevens has been named this year’s Flying Kiwi, in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in export, business and engineering. Flying Kiwis Dennis Chapman, Neville Jordan, Rod Drury, Selwyn Pellett and Paul Hargreaves and guests from the high-tech industry saw Sir Ken inducted into the Tait …

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“Chongqing model” – officially renounced

Video  The long goodbye to Bo Xilai continues as Chongqing Governor Zhang Dejiang, current leader of the southwestern Chinese city, seeks to bury the legacy of its disgraced former top official Bo Xilai. Bo arrived in Chongqing in 2007, pumping money into social housing schemes and advanced infrastructure. It became …

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Another National Party spin-meister appointed to Govt-owned media board

F0rmer National Party leader Don Brash’s chief of staff Richard Long has been appointed to the Television New Zealand board. Long has a career in journalism spanning more than thirty years. He has been elected to various newspaper industry roles, including chair of the NZ Press Association editors’ liaison committee. …

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Partnership opportunities for fisheries – NZ and Pacific

Industry leaders from across the Pacific and New Zealand are set to come together on 14th November for a one-day fisheries forum to discuss partnership opportunities for the future in an increasingly competitive region. The Pacific provides half of the world’s tuna catch, and the Pacific Islands nations’ have massive economic …

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Michael Barnett – Supreme Award winner at AUT’s business awards

Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett was awarded the Supreme Award at the 2012 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards. Barnett has been the “face of the chamber” for 21 years leading the talented chamber team  as it works to enable business members (large and small) to thrive. Under …

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US and NZ defence get further into bed

Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones and US Pacific Commander, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III have signed an open-dated logistics agreement which will provide significant benefits for both countries. The Treaty-level Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) will continue the interoperability, readiness, and effectiveness of NZ and US …

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Youth Zero aptly named – asks the impossible of Peter Dunne

Youth organisation Generation Zero is urging Peter Dunne to use his one-vote majority to be a climate hero when the Government’s Bill to amend the Emissions Trading Scheme has its last session of Parliamentary debate this evening. The lobby group claims the “world is watching and they are not impressed”! …

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