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Pacific partners work together to support Australia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The NZDF continues to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as it battles fires in Victoria and New South Wales, including by transporting Republic of Fiji Military engineers from Nadi to Australia, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark. Read more »

Cool southeasterlies keep cloud in the east – otherwise fine

Press Release – MetService

MetService is forecasting cool southeasterlies over the next few days, keeping cloud in the east, while other areas will be fine. Sunday sees warm temperatures returning to many places. Read more »

Ecological grief, ecocide and the Australian bush fires

Article – Lynley Tulloch

Imagery of the fires in Australia filter through my newsfeed constantly. The blackened trees silhouetted against a raging red backdrop; burned koala paws; billowing smoke; stiff farm animal bodies on the side of the road; a charred and dead kangaroo; hazy … Read more »

The Weather This Week

Press Release – MetService

MetService is forecasting that the front currently over the country will move slowly up the North Island today bringing showers, some possible heavy for a time, to parts of Aotearoa. The South Island gets a ridge of high pressure for the rest of the week … Read more »

Auckland Live’s Fringe Town unleashes programme

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

The wild child of the performing arts, Auckland Live Fringe Town returns to take over the magnificent Auckland Town Hall from 25 February to 1 March with an explosive line-up of unconventional experiences. Proudly part of the 2020 Auckland Fringe Festival, … Read more »

International Submarine Cable Connection Arrives in Raro

Press Release – Avaroa Cable

Cable comes ashore at second attempt in complex engineering operation following Tropical Cyclone Sarai Manatua One Polynesia fibreoptic cable will connect Rarotonga to Samoa, Tahiti and Aitutaki The 3600km cable will be Ready for Service May 2020 Read more »

World attention for New Zealand’s threatened fungi

Press Release – Landcare Research

World attention for New Zealands threatened fungi Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Natures Red List of Threatened Species ( www.iucnredlist.org ) is a critical indicator of the health of the worlds biodiversity. It is now … Read more »

Australia remains top country of birth for new Kiwis

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Australia is still the most common country of birth for people born outside New Zealand to gain citizenship, according to figures released today by the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Major Boost for Disaster Risk Management in Vanuatu

Press Release – World Bank

US$10 million World Bank support to help Vanuatu improve resilience, and respond in the event of a major emergency Read more »

Waka stories to be projected over the Waitematā Harbour

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

An artistic and innovative twist to digital storytelling in the form of a water screen will take place on the Waitemata Harbour at the Tmaki Herenga Waka Festival later this month. In an exciting new feature for the festival, stories honouring … Read more »