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100% Pure Middle Earth – Japanese Advertisement

Video  Take a look at the work Tourism New Zealand is doing within Japan to promote New Zealand as a tourist destination. The video, part of the 100% Pure Middle Earth campaign, will play before every showing of The Hobbit in Japan.  

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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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TPP & the case for Japan

Updated  Day one of the Japan New Zealand Business Council’s annual conference is well underway today in Auckland. The need for stronger business ties between New Zealand and Japan was common rhetoric throughout the day, perhaps no stronger than from NZIBF Executive Director – Stephen Jacobi. Jacobi has been a …

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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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John Key’s China Anniversary Party delayed

Comment  John Key will take the political temperature of the administration in 2013. Prime Minister John Key will now have to wait until 2013 to take the political temperature of the new Chinese Administration. The Key Government this week finally postponed plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations …

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NZ Govt takes action on housing affordability – no quick fix

The NZ Government issued its response to the Productivity Commission’s report on housing affordability. “High house prices matter because many New Zealanders spend a large portion of their incomes on housing and that has helped fuel household debt and contribute to damaging imbalances in the economy,” Finance Minister Bill English …

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Small business delegation accompanies Murray McCully to Papua New Guinea

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is off to  Papua New Guinea  to meet members of the new government, including Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato. The meetings will include discussions on Asia-Pacific regional issues, trade and investment links, aid, and political and economic developments in Papua New …

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NZ, China and Australia link-up for disaster response planning

For the first time NZ Defence Force health personnel are joining their counterparts from the People’s Liberation Army China and the Australian Defence Force to build linkages around humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Seven Defence Force personnel are participating in Exercise Cooperation Spirit 2012, which is being hosted by …

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