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Groser to attend Australian trade council meeting

Groser to attend Australian trade council meeting
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Trade Minister Tim Groser will be the first New Zealand minister to attend an Australian Ministerial Council of International Trade meeting in Sydney this week.

Fiji coup leader questions ministerial visit

Fiji coup leader questions ministerial visit
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - Fijian coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama questions why New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and his Australian counterpart want to visit Fiji in the next few weeks.

Forum says more talks with Fiji important

Forum says more talks with Fiji important
Auckland, May 31 NZPA - A forum involving leaders from the Pacific region, including Fiji, has concluded the only way to make progress on democratic governance in Fiji is by holding further talks.

Briton named in Dubai killing, as well as spy with NZ link

Wellington, May 24 NZPA - United Arab Emirates officials have issued an arrest warrant for a British man they are seeking in a probe of the January killing of a top Hamas official -- a new suspect in addition to Zev Barkan, the suspected Israeli agent wanted by New Zealand police on identity-the

Fairfax Media NZ appoints new leader of digital team

Fairfax Media NZ appoints new leader of digital team
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Fairfax Media New Zealand has appointed Nigel Tutt to a newly created role of general manager of digital platform and channel development.

No New High Commissioner In Fiji Until Agreement - McCully

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 4 NZPA - New Zealand and Australia do not intend to replace their high commissioners in Fiji until they get some reassurance they will not be turfed out any time there is a disagreement between the countries.

NZ-Fiji-Aust Talks Focus On Representation

NZ-Fiji-Aust Talks Focus On Representation
Wellington, Feb 4 NZPA - Talks between Fiji, New Zealand and Australia yesterday focussed on finding a way to keep diplomatic missions running in each country without being disrupted by every spat that broke out between the nations.

Australia Follows New Zealand In Relaxing Travel Ban

Australia Follows New Zealand In Relaxing Travel Ban
Wellington Feb 3 NZPA - Australia has followed New Zealand's lead and relaxed a travel ban on members of Fiji's military-led regime to allow the first Fijian minister to visit Canberra since a 2006 coup on the South Pacific island nation created a deep diplomatic rift.

McCully Heads To Canberra For Talks

Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves for Canberra tonight to hold talks with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith. "New Zealand and Australia have achieved a great deal together in the last year, both internationally and bilaterally," he said.

NZ Won't Pay For Taliban To Give Up Weapons

NZ Won't Pay For Taliban To Give Up Weapons
Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - New Zealand will not contribute to a fund to pay Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to give up their weapons. At an international conference last week countries, including Australia, Britain and Japan, pledged about $200 million to the fund.

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