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Butterfly & Snail Chase The Sun: A Children’s Ebook Fundraising For Shakti Community Council Inc

Press Release – Shakti Community Council

New Zealand opera singer Imogen Thirlwall, currently working in Germany, has written and illustrated a children’s ebook now available on Amazon Kindle. Revenue from ebook sales will be donated to Shakti Community Council Incorporated, a non-profit organisation … Read more »

Air New Zealand Cancels Outbound Passenger Service To Rarotonga

Press Release – Air New Zealand

After consultation with the New Zealand Ministry of Health, Air New Zealand has made the decision not to carry customers on flight NZ946 from Auckland to Rarotonga on Saturday 15 August. The service will still operate outbound to Rarotonga carrying … Read more »

Flaxmere Solar Power Project To Be Discussed At International Climate Change Event

Press Release – Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The St Andrews Presbyterian Hastings project, announced in November 2018, aims to reduce energy poverty in a sustainable way for low-income families in the Hawkes Bay. Project manager, Chris Lambourne, has been invited to speak at an online international … Read more »

Pacific People Have Been ‘Pummelled And Demeaned’ For Too Long – Now They’re Fighting Back

Article – The Conversation

Pacific people have been pummelled and demeaned for too long now theyre fighting back Read more »

‘Urgent Need’ To Stop Erosion Of Nuclear Order, Major UN Disarmament Forum Hears

Article – UN News

Licorne nuclear test, 1971, French Polynesia. The Official CTBTO Photostream The lack of trust and cooperation among States, and the diminished faith in the very multilateral institution that was designed to maintain global peace and security, … Read more »

It Is All In The Game: Sports, Gender Equality And Human Rights

Article – Shobha Shukla

Undoubtedly, sports and physical activities are essential for our mental and physical wellbeing. But how can a sport help in addressing sexual and reproductive health issues of the youth, and social ills like sexual and other forms of gender-based … Read more »

Fiji Gears Up For First-Ever Nationwide MICS To Monitor Well-Being Of Women And Children

Press Release – Fiji Bureau of Statistics

Today, UNICEF and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Round 6, with pre-testing of the survey tools beginning next month, and implementation … Read more »

UC scientists study climate impacts on Antarctic seals

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A New Zealand-led international study of the crabeater seal population in Antarctica aims to understand environmental impacts on one of the southern-most mammals in the world. Read more »

We Must Protect Our Pacific Families As COVID Hits Potential Second Wave

Press Release – PCF

With a new outbreak of COVID in South Auckland, where New Zealands largest Pacific population lives, John Fiso, PCF chair, has called on agencies and authorities to ensure that these communities are protected. Many households in South Auckland, … Read more »

JCB And Agribank To Issue JCB Ultimate Credit And Debit Cards

Press Release – ACN Newswire

Hanoi & Tokyo, Aug 11, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank), one of the leading commercial banks in Vietnam, and JCB International Co, Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of … Read more »