Typhoon Nock-Ten (named Nina in The Philippines) is expected to impact the central Philippines from around the 25th December. Strong winds, heavy rain and hazardous sea conditions are to be expected during this time.
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Hon Murray McCully, have signed the Partnership Agreement for Relations and Cooperation (PARC) between the European Union and New Zealand.
New Zealand has formally ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. Gerard van Bohemen, NZ’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, deposited the Instrument of Ratification in New York on 5 October (NZ time).