Wednesday , June 20 2018
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Charles Finny issues David Cunliffe a serve on “Five Eyes”


Comment  By Charles Finny On 3 September 1939 a Labour Government in New Zealand declared war on Germany in support of the UK and others following Adolph Hitler’s decision to invade Poland. Until the war ended in 1945 New Zealand made enormous sacrifices and as we all know, and as …

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Alan Bersin: Homeland Security in a context of global trade

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By Brierley Penn “Information is power,” said Alan Bersin, US Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer in his address to the US-NZ Partnership Forum this morning. But the traditional messages that we have taken from this, that power derives from hiding and preserving information, …

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NZ leaves limited defence team in Afghanistan post-April pullout of PRT

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman say New Zealand will continue to make a small but proportionate military commitment to the international mission in Afghanistan from May 2013, and remains committed to international efforts to improve the security and prosperity of Afghanistan. “The current NATO/ISAF mission …

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Madoff whistleblower and FBI target New Zealand

The man who blew the whistle on American Bernie Madoff, and two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators of massive U.S. insider trading activities, are heading to New Zealand. They will be attending two inaugural events being hosted by the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in February 2013 – …

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PwC releases Global State of Information Security Survey 2013

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PricewaterhouseCoopers have released the released the results from their 2013 survey on the Global State of Information Security. Information security is a real challenge to businesses operating in the contemporary technological environment where staying ahead of the game is more challenging than ever. Hear from more than 9,000 executives worldwide – …

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Spetsnaz Special: The Legendary Kalashnikov

Weekend Documentary  The Kalashnikov rifle needs no introduction. In this documentary we’ll show you its origins, how it’s made and tested, who uses it, and much more. You’ll be taken to the Izhmash manufacturing plant where the rifles are assembled, see elite soldiers from Russia’s Interior Ministry train with the …

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