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Speech: Slade on Pacific’s response to global economic crisis

Pacific Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum, 29 October 2009

SPEECHES: 29 October 2009 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY TUILOMA NERONI SLADE SECRETARY GENERAL, PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT AT THE 13th FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS’ MEETING Rarotonga, Cook Islands 27 October 2009
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New professor targets Pasifika policy development

Professor Fairbairn-Dunlop ... "we have been the subjects of other people’s policies." Photo: Josephine Latu/PMC

Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop ... "for too long we have been the subjects of other people’s policies." Photo: Josephine Latu/PMC

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By Josephine Latu

New Zealand’s first professor of Pacific studies, Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, wants to see more Pacific Islanders at decision-making levels and she believes postgraduate education is the key to achieving this goal.
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Papuan arrested after hiding 6 months

Pacific Press Release – TAPOL – The Indonesian Human Rights Campaign, 29 October 2009

After being in hiding for more than five months, Victor F.Yeimo (23 years old) has been arrested by the police in West Papua. He was arrested in a hotel in Sentani on 21 October, along with a woman identified only as MM. He was arrested by the police …
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Salvation Army Pacific and Rabobank Partnership

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory and Rabobank New Zealand last night announced a new three-year social partnership to support The Salvation Army’s budgeting services in New Zealand. Speaking at last night’s event Commissioner …
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Christchurch makes big contribution to tsunami relief

Press Release – Pacific Underground

Three weeks out from the devastating Tsunami that hit Samoa, Christchurch made a huge contribution to fundraising efforts by buying tickets to the I Love The Islands Samoa Relief concert held at the Westpac Arena last Tuesday night. Tickets sold amounted …
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NZ MP John Hayes criticises Pacific aid funds

Press Release – PAcific Islands Media Association

New Zealand MP John Hayes has defended drawing comparisons between the needs of his Wairarapa electorate and Pacific island communities, which Labour claims may have soured relationships with the territories. Mr Hayes, who is head of Parliament’s …
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Caritas breaks $250,000 barrier in tsunami appeal

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

Four weeks after the devastating tsunami that killed almost 200 hundred people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has received more than $250,000 in a generous response from New Zealanders giving to the relief effort.
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Cook Is to compete in Golden Oldies world netball festival

Press Release – Golden Oldies World Netball Festival

Next week’s Air New Zealand Golden Oldies World Netball Festival in Queenstown will definitely be a family affair. Approximately 500 participants from five nations will take part in the weeklong festival which begins this Sunday (1 November) with …
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Balibo killings film dominates Australian industry award nominations

Balibo journalists run for their lives from Indonesian special forces. Photo: Balibo

Balibo journalists run for their lives from Indonesian special forces. Photo: Balibo

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By Pacific Media Watch

Balibo, a film about the murder of five Australian-based journalists by Indonesian troops before the invasion of East Timor in 1975, has topped this year’s AFI Awards nominations.

The critically-acclaimed political thriller received 14 nominations, including one for best film, best direction and best actor for Anthony LaPaglia.
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Tax information exchange with Australia, Cook Is signed off

Press Release – Government Of The Cook Islands

Today a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) and a Supplementary Agreement on the allocation of taxing rights was signed between the governments of the Cook Islands and Australia. The TIEA demonstrates the Cook Islands government’s ongoing commitment …
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