Brazil´s National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) published call No. 174/2013 on 15 October 2013 for undergraduate studies in New Zealand, under the Science without Borders scheme (SWB).
The New Zealand Government as one of the sponsors of the 17th National Competition of Innovation on Federal Public Management, organised by the National School of Public Management (ENAP), awarded two officials from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) with a technical visit to New Zealand.
On 20 August the New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffery McAlister, gave a speech to senior officials, diplomats and media at Tribunal de Contas da União on New Zealand's 'all of government' approach to trade policy.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a report detailing the full diagnostic results of the whey protein concentrate (WPC) tests. The tests have come back negative for Clostridium botulinum.
The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.
The New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffrey McAlister, visited the Municipal School Affonso Várzea in Complexo do Alemão, a lower socio-economic community in Rio de Janeiro, as a guest of the city´s Education Secretariat, on 9 July 2013.
The New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffrey McAlister, is supporting the Red Cross Committee in Brasilia (CVBB) to build a centre for identifying environmental risks in the Federal District. The Centre’s objective is to gather and assess information on areas of potential environmental risk in order to act preventively against natural disasters.