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NZ-India Research Institute launches

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the establishment of the New Zealand India Research Institute, heralding the start of a closer research relationship between New Zealand and India.  The New Zealand India Research Institute will be administratively based at Victoria University in Wellington and will involve …

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Murray McCully congratulates Bob Carr on Australia’s Security Council seat – Now where is NZ’s?

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Australia, together with Luxembourg, Korea, Argentina and Rwanda, on their election to non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council. “I have congratulated Foreign Minister Carr on a well-fought campaign, which Australia thoroughly deserved to win,” McCully says. “New Zealand looks forward to …

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McCully to hold Burmese talks on Monday

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will hold official talks with his counterpart from Burma (Myanmar), Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, on Monday. Mr Lwin is visiting New Zealand as part of his country’s increasing international engagement since embarking on fundamental political and economic reforms a year ago. “New Zealand is …

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NZ-China to ramp up anti ‘P’ efforts

Updated  New Zealand and China Customs have agreed to work more closely together to combat the smuggling of pharmaceutical products used to manufacture methamphetamine (‘P’). The agreement is the result of talks between Chinese officials and Customs Minister Maurice Williamson during a two-day visit by China Customs. The two customs …

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PM’s dance card full with three visiting political leaders within three weeks

Samoan Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi visits New Zealand later this week to mark the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries. “I visited Samoa in August to mark the anniversary, and I am pleased to host Prime Minister Tuilaepa for a return visit during this special …

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Philippines president Benigno Aquino 111 due after Labour Weekend

Prime Minister John Key will host the President of the Philippines for discussions on two-way trade and other bilateral matters straight after Labour Weekend (October 22-23) President Benigno Aquino III – visiting NZ for the first time – will be accompanied by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario, other …

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Why Russel Norman is a financial illiterate – Marc Krieger

Comment  Green Party co-leader Dr Russell Norman wants the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to launch quantitative easing to lower the value of the New Zealand Dollar. Dr Norman writes “Since the Global Financial Crisis, our major trading partners have engaged in large scale measures that have devalued their currencies” …

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Steven Joyce in India to boost education and business links

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce is leading a delegation to India to lift  New Zealand’s profile as a destination for international students and to support NZ tertiary institutions and companies seeking to grow their business in the Indian market. “India is New Zealand’s third largest source …

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