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Draft foreign fighters legislation released



Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.



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Joint Statement between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

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PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today.

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NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

New Zealand remains on track for solid economic growth, more jobs and rising incomes over the next few years, but falling dairy prices and low inflation will make returning to surplus this year challenging, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12 months to provide ongoing support to regional maritime operations.

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Minister to undertake Perth engagements

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements.

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DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of maternity care for women and their babies.

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Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to join international efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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