Balance of Payments stronger on the quarter, weaker on the year

Supplied Content Auckland, September 19, 2018 The seasonally adjusted current account narrowed in Q2, courtesy of a narrowing goods deficit and widening services surplus. However, the annual deficit widened 0.3% points to 3.3% of GDP on base effects. Revisions widened the deficit by 0.1-0.2% points of GDP in the previous two quarters. New Zealand’s net international liability position widened $1.6…

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Despite being a pioneer, New Zealand falls short on women’s rights

Watch the Video commemorating 125 years of Suffrage Wellington, September 19, 2018 The Human Rights Commission in New Zealand has premiered its Suffrage 125 Video titled, ‘Still Striving for Equality,’ featuring a former Prime Minister, a former Governor General, and a Supreme Court Judge. ‘Still Striving for Equality’ reflects on the gains that women have made in New Zealand since…

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Peace Walk to commemorate Gandhi sesquicentennial

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 19, 2018 Wellington based Indian High Commission has invited all New Zealanders to participate in its ‘March for Global Peace’ to be held in Auckland on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The event will commemorate the sesquicentennial of Mahatma Gandhi (whose actual Birthday is on October 2), one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century who…

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Fight against Climate Change should go beyond politics

Fiji’s Prime Minister Bainimarama’s frank speech in California San Francisco, September 19, 2018 Photo Caption: Fiji’s Prime Minister Bainimarama speaking at the San Francisco Summit (Picture Supplied) Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has challenged international and regional leaders to be more assertive in their efforts to fight climate change. Speaking at the opening plenary of the Global Climate Action…

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