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New Zealand's Red Sea Deployment Raises Political Debate

Posted on 26 January 2024

The New Zealand government has announced the deployment of a six-member Defence Force team to the Middle East, tasked with upholding maritime security in the Red Sea no later than…
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NZ Parliament debates call for ceasefire in Gaza

Posted on 08 December 2023

In Parliament on Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters passed a motion regarding the Middle East conflict, urging "all parties involved in the conflict — as well as countries with influence in the…
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New Zealand increases humanitarian assistance to the Horn of Africa

Posted on 31 May 2023

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have declared they will be extending NZ $7.75 million to support the drought and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. This was…
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NZ Government reveals increased climate financing for Solomon Islands

Posted on 19 April 2023

The NZ Government has announced that they will provide $15 million dollars of funding to the Solomon Islands to assist their climate resilience at grass roots level. Carmel Sepuloni, Deputy Prime…
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Advocacy spurs amendment to Special Ukraine Policy

Posted on 29 March 2023

On 10 March, an open letter went to the government from humanitarian organisations and Ukrainian community groups in New Zealand requesting targeted humanitarian policy for Ukrainian refugees fleeing to New Zealand. On…
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Public consultation on proposed modern slavery legislation

Posted on 12 January 2022

In 2021, Trade Aid and World Vision New Zealand launched a campaign calling for modern slavery legislation. Over 37,000 New Zealanders signed a public petition showing their support for the…
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