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Scoop.co.nz
James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speechthe deal is good for New Zealand. We can all relax. It’s all upside and no down
James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speech
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
the deal is good for New Zealand. We can all relax. It’s all upside and no downside. But everyone in this room knows that trade negotiations don’t work like that. It’s a compromise.There are gains and losses. Winners and losers. National didn’t... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
NZ mulls increasing Zika aid for Tongaprogrammes, vaccine research and education. Prime Minister John Key said this
NZ mulls increasing Zika aid for Tonga
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
programmes, vaccine research and education. Prime Minister John Key said this morning Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) officials were looking at what help New Zealand might give. "I know Australia has put in additional funding,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
NZ considers increasing Zika aid to Tongaprogrammes, vaccine research and education. Prime Minister John Key said this
NZ considers increasing Zika aid to Tonga
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
programmes, vaccine research and education. Prime Minister John Key said this morning Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) officials were looking at what help New Zealand might give. "I know Australia has put in additional funding,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Protest fears put cork in TPP ministers celebration lunch at wineryby protesters at the same time so there was no guarantee the minister could hav
Protest fears put cork in TPP ministers celebration lunch at winery
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
by protesters at the same time so there was no guarantee the minister could have got out to the winery unimpeded anyway. Trade Minister Todd McClay would not comment on the Villa Maria lunch but a spokeswoman said: "For the convenience of the... Read more
5d
Scoop.co.nz
Report into diplomat debacle shows Ministers’ failuresmonths of refusing to release the report by former Treasury Secretary John Whit
Report into diplomat debacle shows Ministers’ failures
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
months of refusing to release the report by former Treasury Secretary John Whitehead, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has finally made public the findings. The report only looks at the actions of MFAT officials and how they led to... Read more
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5d
Scoop.co.nz
Ministry welcomes release of Whitehead Reportwelcomes release of Whitehead ReportFriday, 5 February 2016, 10:00 amPress Rele
Ministry welcomes release of Whitehead Report
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
welcomes release of Whitehead ReportFriday, 5 February 2016, 10:00 amPress Release: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade5 Feb 2016The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has welcomed the public... Read more
5d
The New Zealand Herald
Muhammad Rizalman immunity fiasco: The single email at heart of caseMuhammad Rizalman runs the media gauntlet after a court appearance in 2014. Pho
Muhammad Rizalman immunity fiasco: The single email at heart of case
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Muhammad Rizalman runs the media gauntlet after a court appearance in 2014. Photo / Getty Images • Report into MFat's handling of Malaysian diplomat's immunity, completed in December 2014, released today • Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully... Read more
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6d
Scoop.co.nz
Kiwifruit winner in TPP AgreementUSA, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada – either do not have ta
Kiwifruit winner in TPP Agreement
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 6 days ago
USA, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada – either do not have tariffs on kiwifruit, have existing free trade agreements with NZ or do not currently import NZ kiwifruit.“This is an excellent result for our industry, which is set... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Australia signs TPP agreementChief negotiator for New Zealand, David Walker, hongis with Australia's trade m
Australia signs TPP agreement
Computer World Australia / Posted 6 days ago
Chief negotiator for New Zealand, David Walker, hongis with Australia's trade minister, Andrew Robb, during a powhiri at the opening of the TPP signing. Credit Peter Meecham / MFAT (NZ) Trade minister Andrew Robb today signed the Trans-Pacific... Read more
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NZCity
The Rizalman case: A timelineintent to commit sexual violation May 10: He appears in Wellington District Co
The Rizalman case: A timeline
NZCity / Posted 6 days ago
intent to commit sexual violation May 10: He appears in Wellington District Court; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade formally requests diplomatic immunity waived May 21: Malaysian government won't waive diplomatic immunity May 22:... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
TPP Ministers get 'gracious' formal welcomeSir Wira Gardiner, right, hongis with the Honourable Todd McLay, NZ Trade Minis
TPP Ministers get 'gracious' formal welcome
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Sir Wira Gardiner, right, hongis with the Honourable Todd McLay, NZ Trade Minister for New Zealand, during a powhiri at the opening of the signing TPP deal. Photo / Peter Meecham - MFAT Today's programme • 9.30am Ministers meet privately, chaired... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
'Dead' Kiwi contacts mum after decadesin Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswom
'Dead' Kiwi contacts mum after decades
Otago Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
in Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) said it was made aware last year of Strange's arrest and detention and continues to give him consular... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'Dead' Kiwi phones mum after 30 years to tell her he's in jail in Kenya and accused of stealing $63m - Missing Personsin Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswo
'Dead' Kiwi phones mum after 30 years to tell her he's in jail in Kenya and accused of stealing $63m - Missing Persons
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
in Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) said it was made aware last year of Strange's arrest and detention and continues to give him consular... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'Dead' Kiwi phones mum after 30 yearsin Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswo
'Dead' Kiwi phones mum after 30 years
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
in Swahili and the warders ran out to save the guy." In Wellington, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) said it was made aware last year of Strange's arrest and detention and continues to give him consular... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Fran O'Sullivan: After TPP - fine-tuning to get full valueTrade liberalisation is an ongoing process and there is still much for NZ to ai
Fran O'Sullivan: After TPP - fine-tuning to get full value
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Trade liberalisation is an ongoing process and there is still much for NZ to aim for. Trade Minister Todd McClay has put New Zealand's trade policy settings up for review to ensure the country achieves full benefit from the various trade deals that... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brian Fallow: TPP economy figures tell us nothingTrying to quantify the gains from planned trade agreement is an exercise in fut
Brian Fallow: TPP economy figures tell us nothing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Trying to quantify the gains from planned trade agreement is an exercise in futility The Government is throwing numbers at us as it steps up its efforts to sell the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. But a trenchant critique of the case it makes... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Zika virus found in Australiayet whether some of the Australian mosquitoes could carry Zika virus." The Aus
Zika virus found in Australia
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
yet whether some of the Australian mosquitoes could carry Zika virus." The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued new advice warning Australians, particularly pregnant women, to reconsider plans to travel to 20 countries... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
TPP national assessment analysis releasedTrade Minister Todd McClay said the TPP would add $2.7 billion to New Zealand's
TPP national assessment analysis released
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Trade Minister Todd McClay said the TPP would add $2.7 billion to New Zealand's GDP by 2030. Photo / NZ Herald The Government has released the national interest analysis (NIA) on the Trans Pacific Partnership two weeks earlier than planned in a bid... Read more
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15d
Scoop.co.nz
TPPA more a ‘National Government Interest Analysis'Interest Analysis’The formal National Interest Analysis (NIA) on the Trans-Paci
TPPA more a ‘National Government Interest Analysis'
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
Interest Analysis’The formal National Interest Analysis (NIA) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) released by Trade Minister Todd McClay today is simply an expanded version of the so-called ‘fact sheets’ prepared by the Ministry of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
TPP national assessment analysis releasedin a bid to counter opposition to it. The 279-page report was prepared by offi
TPP national assessment analysis released
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
in a bid to counter opposition to it. The 279-page report was prepared by officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was originally due to be present to Parliament on February 9. But ahead of the ceremonial signing of the... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Kiwi who insulted Buddha to be freedIt was not yet known whether his former colleagues had received amnesty. New Z
Kiwi who insulted Buddha to be freed
Otago Daily Times / Posted 18 days ago
It was not yet known whether his former colleagues had received amnesty. New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that Blackwood was on the Myanmar Presidential Amnesty list. "This is, understandably, of significant relief... Read more
18d
The New Zealand Herald
Kiwi jailed in Myanmar for insulting Buddha set to be releasedIt is not yet known whether his former colleagues have received amnesty also.
Kiwi jailed in Myanmar for insulting Buddha set to be released
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 days ago
It is not yet known whether his former colleagues have received amnesty also. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) has confirmed Mr Blackwood is on the Myanmar Presidential Amnesty list. "This is, understandably, of... Read more
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NZCity
Kiwi in Myanmar prison to be freedmore than two years with hard labour when they appeared in a Yangon court last
Kiwi in Myanmar prison to be freed
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
more than two years with hard labour when they appeared in a Yangon court last March. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Blackwood is on the Myanmar Presidential Amnesty list, which will allow him to be released from prison. His... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 4 gunmen, 3 others deadfrom World Aggregate News showing the bomb blast. Photo / https://twitter.com/W
Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 4 gunmen, 3 others dead
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 27 days ago
from World Aggregate News showing the bomb blast. Photo / https://twitter.com/WAGGNews A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) spokesman said the ministry was aware of the bomb explosion in central Jakarta. There were currently 76 New... Read more
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28d
The New Zealand Herald
Copyright changes sting NZpredicted as a result of copyright changes in the Trans Pacific Partnership, ne
Copyright changes sting NZ
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
predicted as a result of copyright changes in the Trans Pacific Partnership, newly released documents show. The 12-country trade deal, which is expected to be signed off by leaders in Auckland next month, is estimated to have net economic benefits... Read more

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