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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Gerry Brownlee Biography

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Gerry Brownlee Biography 0

Gerard Anthony Brownlee was born 4 February 1956. Gerry Brownlee is a New Zealand politician of the National Party. Read Gerry Brownlee Biography.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador

USA POLITICS: Trump Nominates Scott Brown New Zealand Ambassador 0

Brown, 57, burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he unexpectedly won a special Senate election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

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CANADA POLITICS: No U.S., No TPP Trade Deal: Says Canada

CANADA POLITICS: No U.S., No TPP Trade Deal: Says Canada 0

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal cannot proceed without the United States, Canada said on Tuesday, even as Australia and New Zealand pledged to salvage it.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Thousands Protest Trump As ‘Sister Marches’ Begin in Australia And New Zealand 0

Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organized around the world in a show of disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump as he began his first day in office.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Distances Itself From Obama’s Stance Against Israeli Settlements 0

In a statement to the ABC, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop reiterated that the Australian Government remained “firmly committed to a two-state solution.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.S. Isolates Israel By Anti-Settlement UN Vote 0

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained 0

It was adopted with 14 votes in favor. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Bill English Names His Cabinet, Changes Inner Circle

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Bill English Names His Cabinet, Changes Inner Circle 0

New Zealand’s new prime minister Bill English announced his cabinet on Sunday, introducing four new faces and rejigging his inner leadership group.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: John Key Quits Job As Prime Minister

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: John Key Quits Job As Prime Minister 0

The prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, has announced he will resign, calling it “the hardest decision I have ever made”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trump Wins, Americans Fleeing To Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Trump Wins, Americans Fleeing To Canada 0

Canada’s immigration website crashes for residency visas from U.S. nationals in the hours before Donald Trump surged to victory.

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AUSTRALIA: New Zealand, South Sudanese Migrants ‘Report Highest Levels Of Discrimination’

AUSTRALIA: New Zealand, South Sudanese Migrants ‘Report Highest Levels Of Discrimination’ 0

“Nonetheless people feel resentment having worked in this country for years, paid their taxes, contributed to the community and then having difficulties and not being able to get Centrelink benefits.

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Adds Red Peak To New Flag 0

Designer Aaron Dustin says it contains references to New Zealand’s mountainous terrain and indigenous Maori culture.

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