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NZ mentioned among leaked US documents

Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The New Zealand Defence Force was mentioned among the 90,000 United States military records leaked recently.

McCully says Bamiyan ready for next step

McCully says Bamiyan ready for next step
By Shabnam Dastgheib and Maggie Tait of NZPA

McCully to attend Afghan conference

McCully to attend Afghan conference
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - Foreign Minister Murray McCully is attending a conference in Afghanistan next week as New Zealand's Government weighs up future commitments to stability in the troubled country. The International Conference on Afghanistan will be held in Kabul on Tuesday.

Afghan situation on positive track, says Mapp

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Administrations with forces in Afghanistan are confident the situation there will improve to a stage where it will be set to self-govern by the end of 2011, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says.

Afghan diplomatic appointments to help with transition

Afghan diplomatic appointments to help with transition
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - Neville Reilly is be New Zealand's first resident ambassador in Afghanistan and Dick Newlands civilian director of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today.

SAS Should Come Home, Says Goff

SAS Should Come Home, Says Goff
Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has again called for the Government to recall the Special Air Service (SAS) from Afghanistan, a day after Government revealed details about what is believed to be the soldiers' first gun battle in Kabul.

Mapp Off To Afghan War Meeting

Mapp Off To Afghan War Meeting
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - Defence Minister Wayne Mapp leaves today to attend a meeting of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) defence ministers in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss the war in Afghanistan.

Govt Wrong To Send SAS To Afghanistan, Opposition Parties Say

Govt Wrong To Send SAS To Afghanistan, Opposition Parties Say
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - Opposition parties argued in Parliament today that the Government made the wrong call when it decided to send the SAS to Afghanistan.

SAS To Be Sent To Afghanistan

SAS To Be Sent To Afghanistan
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - The Government has made the "difficult" decision to send Special Air Services (SAS) troops back to Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

Govt Urged To Sign Up To Depleted Uranium Ban

Wellington, April 9 NZPA - If New Zealand signed up to a ban on depleted uranium, it could scuttle any sale of the moth-balled Skyhawk jets.

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