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The New Zealand Herald
Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilighta joint exercise in the Pacific, which involves the New Zealand Defence Force (
Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
a joint exercise in the Pacific, which involves the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) and other countries with an interest in the region. The exercise is aimed at testing the Defence Force's... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilighta regular joint exercise in the Pacific involving the New Zealand Defence Force
Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
a regular joint exercise in the Pacific involving the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and other countries with an interest in the region,” Mr Brownlee says.“The exercise is aimed at testing the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Saudi tender process reeks of SkyCity approachof SkyCity approachWednesday, 19 August 2015, 3:28 pmPress Release: New Zealand
Saudi tender process reeks of SkyCity approach
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 days ago
of SkyCity approachWednesday, 19 August 2015, 3:28 pmPress Release: New Zealand Labour Party DavidPARKERExport Growth and Trade Spokesperson 19 August 2015The tender process for the $6m investment in a... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
So what's really in the TPP for tech?Last week IITP President Ian Taylor raised concerns with Trade Minister Tim Gro
So what's really in the TPP for tech?
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 10 days ago
Last week IITP President Ian Taylor raised concerns with Trade Minister Tim Groser about several aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in relation to tech, and especially whether New Zealand's current position banning software patents... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
PM condemns Bangkok bombingregistered on the SafeTravel website as being in Thailand and were being contac
PM condemns Bangkok bombing
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
registered on the SafeTravel website as being in Thailand and were being contacted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Key said today it was a "fairly horrific situation. To the best advice I have had there are no New Zealanders at... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Inquiry to be held into Saudi sheep dealthe outcomes it has achieved.# Whether the spending on services was within the
Inquiry to be held into Saudi sheep deal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
the outcomes it has achieved.# Whether the spending on services was within the appropriations of Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade, as authorised by Parliament. • The procurement and contract management practices used by the Mfat to purchase... Read more
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NZCity
Key rejects calls to stand down McCullyexport ban, which was extended by the current government, soured diplomatic rel
Key rejects calls to stand down McCully
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
export ban, which was extended by the current government, soured diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and a free trade deal was put on hold. Mr McCully has said the investment was necessary to repair the diplomatic damage and to head off... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Auditor-General to examine Saudi farm dealthat was followed in relation to the Agrihub, and the wider Food Security Partn
Auditor-General to examine Saudi farm deal
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
that was followed in relation to the Agrihub, and the wider Food Security Partnership, and relevant departments, including Mfat [the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade], will provide all necessary support to the inquiry." About $11.5 million... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Inquiry to be held into Saudi sheep dealthat was followed in relation to the Agrihub, and the wider Food Security Partn
Inquiry to be held into Saudi sheep deal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
that was followed in relation to the Agrihub, and the wider Food Security Partnership, and relevant departments, including MFAT, will provide all necessary support to the inquiry." About $11.5 million has been spent on sending New Zealand sheep... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Checks on Kiwis after Bangkok bombHundreds of New Zealanders in Thailand are being contacted by the Ministry of F
Checks on Kiwis after Bangkok bomb
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
Hundreds of New Zealanders in Thailand are being contacted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade following a bomb attack in Bangkok which has killed at least 16 peope and injured dozens more. The device on a motorcycle exploded at one of the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sign-up to Chinese infrastructure bank did not defy the US - officialsInfrastructure Investment Bank does reflect "changing geopolitical tectonic pla
Sign-up to Chinese infrastructure bank did not defy the US - officials
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Infrastructure Investment Bank does reflect "changing geopolitical tectonic plates", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says. "China has got big, Brazil has got big, and India is getting bigger," said John Whitehead, Mfat's chief... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Did Murray McCully break Public Finance Act?PARKERTrade and Export Growth Spokesperson 12 August 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Murra
Did Murray McCully break Public Finance Act?
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
PARKERTrade and Export Growth Spokesperson 12 August 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Murray McCully appears to have breached the Public Finance Act by dressing up the cash payment paid to Al Khalaf as a joint venture,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Complaints laid with OAG and Treasury over McCully11 August 2015 Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David Parker has t
Complaints laid with OAG and Treasury over McCully
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
11 August 2015 Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David Parker has today written to the Auditor-General and Treasury Secretary, asking them to investigate whether Murray McCully and MFAT... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Complaints laid against Murray McCully over Saudi farm dealand Treasury to investigate Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully over a deal
Complaints laid against Murray McCully over Saudi farm deal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 days ago
and Treasury to investigate Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully over a deal made with a Saudi businessman. Trade spokesman David Parker said it appeared the minister had deliberately misrepresented payments made to the Al Khalaf... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Guilty or not? The Saudi sheep scandalForeign Minister Murray McCully during talks with Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Ibra
Guilty or not? The Saudi sheep scandal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Foreign Minister Murray McCully during talks with Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Jaafari at a press conference held at MFAT. Photo / Dean Purcell It's a shadowy and bizarre saga that has spanned 12 years, and has produced a convoluted and... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Political roundup: Guilty or not? The Saudi sheep scandal– see: Herald views on Saudi farm deal. He also emphasises, “it was a decision
Political roundup: Guilty or not? The Saudi sheep scandal
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 22 days ago
– see: Herald views on Saudi farm deal. He also emphasises, “it was a decision made to further NZ’s interests and trade relations. There was no personal benefit to any Minister from it”. Yesterday Farrar blogged to endorse Armstrong’s... Read more
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NZCity
Saudi farm deal a sorry sagawas nothing standing in the way of finalising a government-to-government MOU (m
Saudi farm deal a sorry saga
NZCity / Posted 22 days ago
was nothing standing in the way of finalising a government-to-government MOU (memorandum of understanding) to enable the trade to resume," Saudi businessman Hmood Al Ali Al Khalaf wrote to New Zealand's ambassador in Riyadh in November... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Treasury against Saudi farm paymenthave said that $4 million paid to Mr Al Khalaf was a bribe to clear away Saudi
Treasury against Saudi farm payment
Otago Daily Times / Posted 24 days ago
have said that $4 million paid to Mr Al Khalaf was a bribe to clear away Saudi ill-feeling and ensure a regional free trade deal could be signed. In response, Mr McCully angrily blamed the Labour Party for misleading Mr Al Khalaf about the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Saudi farm deal was opposed by Treasury - documentsparties have said $4 million paid to Mr Al Khalaf was a bribe, to clear away Sa
Saudi farm deal was opposed by Treasury - documents
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
parties have said $4 million paid to Mr Al Khalaf was a bribe, to clear away Saudi ill-feeling and ensure a regional free trade deal could be signed. In response, Mr McCully angrily blamed Labour for misleading Mr Al Khalaf about the possibility... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Saudi farm deal: Warnings before sheep deaths- then later agreed to instead pay a "capital contribution" to a businessman.
Saudi farm deal: Warnings before sheep deaths
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 25 days ago
- then later agreed to instead pay a "capital contribution" to a businessman. Documents also reveal a briefing from NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) warned ministers about sending breeding sheep to Saudi in the latter half of 2014. The Al Khalaf... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
$4 million was to advance trade not settle legal claimTuesday, 4 August 2015, 5:53 pmPress Release: New Zealand Labour Party DavidPAR
$4 million was to advance trade not settle legal claim
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 25 days ago
Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 5:53 pmPress Release: New Zealand Labour Party DavidPARKERExport Growth and Trade Spokesperson 4 August 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT$4 million was to advance trade not settle legal... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Groser’s emotions should not define NZ’s TPPA stancefrom a shoddy deal because he is ‘not emotionally in the space of wanting to le
Groser’s emotions should not define NZ’s TPPA stance
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 26 days ago
from a shoddy deal because he is ‘not emotionally in the space of wanting to leave’ is quite disturbing,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Dr Russel Norman.“Who cares if Tim Groser is not emotionally ready to walk away from this deal? This deal... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
The Beginning and the End of the TPPABy Jordan McCluskeyWe are a nation of traders. New Zealand is a country that ha
The Beginning and the End of the TPPA
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 26 days ago
By Jordan McCluskeyWe are a nation of traders. New Zealand is a country that has, since its colonisation, been dependent on foreign trade to support our economy. Extractive industries came first for the Kauri, then gold, then whale oil, and finally... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Auckland Museum Exhibition Opens in Sāmoathe conclusion of the exhibition in Auckland, the Museum has partnered with The
Auckland Museum Exhibition Opens in Sāmoa
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 29 days ago
the conclusion of the exhibition in Auckland, the Museum has partnered with The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Museum of Sāmoa to modify the exhibition for Sāmoa.The exhibition opens at the Museum of Sāmoa in Apia on... Read more
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