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2nd Meeting Of Pacific Cetaceans Mou Signatories

Press Release – UNEP

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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Labour condemns arrest of Methodist leaders, Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson Chris Carter has condemned the arrest of Methodist church leaders in Fiji. “This is an attack on the freedom of Fijian people and will only further isolate the military rulers from the rest of the world and create …
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OceansWatch signs off its first MPA

Press Release – OceansWatch

The 2009 work season has successfully begun for two Oceanswatch teams – one based in Vanuatu (led by Natalie Riddler on several host yachts) and another in the Solomon Islands and PNG (led by Chris Bone on Magic Roundabout). Natalie’s team is starting …
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UNICEF NZ blog from Solomon Islands

Press Release – UNICEF

In today’s blog from the Solomon Islands, UNICEF NZ Executive Director Dennis McKinlay talks about the “logistical nightmare” involved in redevelopment post-earthquake / tsunami.
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Congratulations to Samoa for World Cup Qualifier

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Congratulations to Manu Samoa for winning a qualifying spot at the Rugby World Cup 2011, says Labour MP Su’a William Sio.
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Fewer international travellers in June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Short-term overseas visitor arrivals (135,200), and short-term departures of New Zealand-resident travellers (176,300), were both lower in June 2009 compared with June 2008, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were down 7,300 (5 …
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Four Iroquois Fly Onboard Hmnzs Canterbubury

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

In a first for the Royal New Zealand Air Force, four Iroquois helicopters will be flown onto the Amphibious Sea Support Vessel HMNZS CANTERBURY at Devonport Naval Base on Tuesday, 21st July 2009. The helicopters of No 3 Squadron will be embarked …
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Minister Farewells Troops To Solomon Islands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Defence Hon Heather Roy today bid farewell to the personnel of the New Zealand Defence Force’s Operation Rata II, deploying from Ohakea Air Force Base to the Solomon Islands.
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Air Force Supports Search For Survivors From Ferry

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

An RNZAF Orion from No 5 Squadron is flying to Kiribati from Vanuatu today to help in the search for approximately 18 people believed to be missing after a ferry capsized on Monday.
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Tongan architecture postgrad wins Residency award

Press Release – University of Auckland

A Tongan Master of Architecture student at The University of Auckland has been awarded a place in the coveted Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residencies programme.
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