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Archive for July, 2009

SALUTE across the pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

It was with immense pride that the Commanding Officer of Navy Amphibious Support Ship HMNZS CANTERBURY, Commander Jim Gilmour, handed over completely refurbished ceremonial saluting guns to the Samoan Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services …
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Australian and NZ bullying In Pacific

Press Release – Pacific Network on Globalisation

Today the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches has released a report documenting the use of ‘power politics’ by the Australian and New Zealand governments to push Pacific island countries to launch free trade negotiations at …
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NZ bullying Over Pacific Free Trade Deal – Report

Press Release – Pacific Network on Globalisation

Today the General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches has released a report documenting the use of ‘power politics’ by the Australian and New Zealand governments to push Pacific island countries to launch free trade negotiations at …
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Key and McCully must talk to PNG

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter has called on Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to lobby Papua New Guinean Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, and Foreign Minister Sam Abal, to scrap plans to reactivate …
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Time for new trade approach from Pacific leaders

Press Release – Oxfam

Oxfam is calling for a new approach to negotiations on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) which are likely to be launched at the Pacific Islands Forum in Australia August 5-6, 2009. Development for the Pacific Island countries …
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Successful Air Force Search & Rescue In Samoa

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Iroquois helicopter was launched from Apia in Samoa to search for a tourist who was swept out to sea yesterday afternoon. The man was found on an isolated beach worse for wear but alive and well.
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Air Force Strengthens Interests In Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Pānui pāpāho/Media Release 29 o Hōngongoi 2009/29 July 2009
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McCully to attend Commonwealth meeting on Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully heads to London tonight to attend a Commonwealth meeting on Fiji, before going to Australia to attend the Pacific Islands Forum.
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The Signatories To The Pacific Cetaceans Mou

Press Release – CMS

Pacific Island states and territories are meeting in Auckland on 28-29 July, to agree a way forward to conserve the whales and dolphins (cetaceans) of the Pacific Islands Region. Many species in the region, such as the blue whale, the humpback whale, the …
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Recession’s Impact On Pacific Island Nations

Press Release – United Nations

New York, Jul 24 2009 11:10AM With the effects of the current global economic turmoil being felt acutely in Pacific island nations, social policies placing an emphasis on dialogue, community ownership and human rights is essential to mitigate the impact …
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