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New Zealand pledges $785,000 for aid in Libya


April 14th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 14 (IANS) The New Zealand government has announced one million NZ dollars ($785,000) as support for the international humanitarian effort to help civilians affected by fighting in Libya."The ... Read more...

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New Zealand threatened Fiji’s military chief with ‘loss of family access’ over coup


December 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 25 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables leaked by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that New Zealand had threatened Fiji's military chief Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife with the loss ... Read more...

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Kiwi TV presenter Henry resigns for making racial slur against Sheila Dikshit


October 10th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 10 (ANI): The New Zealand TV presenter Paul Henry, who had been facing criticism for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has resigned from his post, ... Read more...

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Now, NZ Foreign Minister expresses regret over TV anchor’s Delhi CM slur


October 8th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Oct. 8 (ANI): New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Friday that while he was powerless to act against a television anchor who had made "gratuitous and insulting" ... Read more...

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Pacific tit-for-tat on cards after Fiji expels diplomats


November 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 4 (DPA) Relations between Fiji's military government and its biggest South Pacific neighbours Australia and New Zealand were poised to worsen Wednesday after the island state expelled their senior diplomats. New ... Read more...

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Fiji suspended from the Commonwealth


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 2 (DPA) The Commonwealth has fully suspended the South Pacific Island of Fiji after it failed to meet a deadline to set a 2010 election date, according to a statement ... Read more...

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Fiji pulls out of regional trade talks


August 10th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Fiji Monday said it will not participate in the coming regional trade talks, protesting against the Pacific Island Forum's (PIF) decision to uphold its suspension from the body. "We ... Read more...

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Fiji to be fully suspended from Commonwealth: New Zealand


July 29th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 29 (Xinhua) New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said Wednesday that Fiji would be fully suspended from the Commonwealth. McCully, who was on his way to London for a meeting ... Read more...

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South Pacific Forum poised to suspend Fiji


May 1st, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) The 16-member South Pacific Forum was poised Friday to suspend membership of Fiji, which has been ruled by military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama since he ousted the elected ... Read more...

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Fiji’s military government expels three foreign journalists


April 14th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Fiji's military government has expelled three foreign journalists and arrested a local reporter over their reporting of the deteriorating political situation in the island nation.ABC correspondent Sean ... Read more...

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Emergency in Fiji as president revokes constitution (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fiji was placed under emergency rule Friday after President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, ... Read more...

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Fiji president revokes constitution, no election till 2014 (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fiji was plunged into political limbo Friday as President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, ... Read more...

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New Zealand rejects Fiji charge of undiplomatic behaviour


December 24th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 24 (DPA) Fiji's relations with Australia and New Zealand struck a new low Wednesday following the military regime's expulsions of two senior officials from the South Pacific island state's biggest ... Read more...

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Fiji, New Zealand leaders talk over diplomatic crisis


December 16th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 16 (Xinhua) New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully Tuesday spoke to Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama on the phone over a diplomatic crisis arising out of Wellington's visa ... Read more...

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New Zealand foreign minister quits over fraud inquiry


August 29th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 29 (DPA) New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters stepped down from his post Friday pending investigation into allegations that donations to his political party "did not reach their intended ... Read more...

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New Zealand foreign minister opposes China trade pact


April 8th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, April 8 (DPA) New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters said Tuesday he would vote against a free trade pact with China that the government signed in Beijing this week because there ... Read more...

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