International

PNG capital bans spray cans to stop graffiti

Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Commission is out to stop graffiti artists in Port Moresby. From the end of next week all importers, distributors and retailers of spray paint cans in the city will be asked to stop trading. The Commission...... Read More

Samoan business womans death investigated

The police in Samoa are investigating the death of a business woman who died at her residence on Sunday. The Samoan government has named her as Sa'u Justine Sa'u, the chief executive of the Unit Trust of Samoa. She held the position since...... Read More

New High Commissioner to Malaysia announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Hunter Nottage as High Commissioner to Malaysia. Mr Nottage is currently Manager of Trade Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has served as Senior...... Read More

New GST rules to level playing field

Overseas companies selling goods online into New Zealand will soon be required to collect GST in the same way as domestic retailers. Speaking at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand tax conference today, Stuart Nash says new rules would...... Read More

Next phase in rewrite of Overseas Investment rules

The Government is launching the second chapter in its rewrite of the Overseas Investment Act to ensure investments are consistent with New Zealand’s national interest. This will also focus on reducing complexity and cutting unnecessary red tape,...... Read More

Islands to get new seismic monitoring network

Staff from GNS Science are in the Solomon Islands for the next month to help set up the country’s first geohazard monitoring network to provide real-time information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.   “The development of a...... Read More

Sai and Abelardo shine in Singapore

Last night turned out to be an all-around success for the Kiwi ONE Warrior Series contingent with both Punnya Sai (2-0-0) and Mark Abelardo (17-5-0) achieving impressive first-round victories.  First to step into the ring was Sai and the 19-year-old...... Read More

NZer appointed head of peacekeeping organisation

Colonel Helen Cooper, Acting Deputy Chief of the New Zealand Army, has been appointed President of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) at the organisation’s 24th annual conference in Auckland recently.   Colonel...... Read More

Kiwi aid workers staying put in disaster zone

New Zealand aid workers have no plans to leave the Sulawesi disaster area despite Indonesia ordering foreign aid groups to pull out. The country has accepted help from overseas to cope with the devastation caused by the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami. But...... Read More

NZDF evacuates Indonesian earthquake survivors

The New Zealand Defence Force is continuing to help evacuate survivors and transport aid and emergency responders to the quake-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu. The NZDF has delivered more than 18 tonnes of aid and evacuated 120 quake survivors...... Read More