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Is Fumiaki Tanaka a game-changer for relations between NZ and Japan?

Comment  New Zealand and Japan are two countries that most people would not usually consider as having the potential for strong sporting relations, but it’s time to think again. With the 2019 Rugby World Cup being held in Japan and the exchanges of top level athletes, the opportunities for sporting …

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Japan’s relationship with NZ one of our most important – PM

  Despite the lack of publicity New Zealand’s relationship with Japan has received of late, Japan remains a crucial partner for our country within Asia. This was the message from the Prime Minister yesterday in his address to the Japan New Zealand Business Council at their annual conference. “At all …

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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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