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Red Cross Samoa Appeal To Close On 31 December

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

The appeal has reached nearly $3 million dollars, and combined with funds collected by other Red Cross National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the needs identified by Red Cross in Samoa can be met … Read more »

ASB: Māori and Pasifika Education Initiative

Press Release – ASB Community Trust

The projects will be fully funded by the Trust for the next five years as part of its commitment to find and support community initiatives that will promote Māori and Pasifika educational excellence. Read more »

Military Will Never Solve The Papua’ Conflict

Press Release – Free Papua Movement

The recent barbaric attacks and killings of innocent civilians in Puncak Jaya and Nabire regencies and also the intimidation of Muchtar Tabuni who was sentenced to three years in jail for his peace advocacy in Abepura’s prison yesterday will not … Read more »

President happy Maluku people now living in peace

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

“I am really happy with the fact that the people of Maluku now live peacefully and that various development programs and social services in the region are running well,” the president said at a ceremony to observe World Peace Day here on Wednesday. Read more »

Indonesia In fear of a flag.

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

As West Papuan national flag day approaches (1st December), the Indonesian security forces are ready to clamp down on anybody who attempts to raise the Morning Star flag in West Papua. Read more »

Indonesia urged to free imprisoned flag wavers

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

Indonesia should release three men imprisoned for raising a banned separatist flag because the harsh punishment undermines the country’s democratic values, a prominent rights group said Thursday. Read more »

Liz Wardley opens way to OceanoScientific Campaign

Press Release – SolOceans

At 01.00pm sharp (1200UT), by force 7 wind, Liz Wardley crossed the start line off Caen – Ouistreham (France) of the Around-the-world Reference Tour of the SolOceans – OceanoScientific® Campaign 2009-2010. She rounded Cabourg / Dives-sur-mer (Normandy … Read more »

West Papua flag day December 1st

Members of Sampari, a dance group in West Papua, were interrogated by Indonesian security forces for wearing the banned Morning Star flag. Photo: Pride of Warriors

Members of Sampari, a dance group in West Papua, were interrogated by Indonesian security forces for wearing the banned Morning Star flag. Photo: Pride of Warriors

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By Pacific Scoop News-Desk

Those advocating independence of West Papua from Indonesia are again preparing to mark December 1st as West Papua’s national flag day. Fears are intensifying that Indonesia’s government will order its military to crack down on anyone shown to be in possession of the Morning Star flag.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report is courtesy of Australia West Papua Association’s Sydney branch.

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As West Papuan national flag day approaches (1st December), the Indonesian security forces are ready to clamp down on anybody who attempts to raise the Morning Star flag in West Papua.” Read more »

Benefit Concert Raises Funds for Tsunami Victims

Press Release – I Love The Islands

The ‘I Love the Islands’ Benefit Concert NZ tour has raised $344,180.00* to aid Samoa after the recent Tsunami disaster. Some of New Zealand’s top musicians rallied together to create a historical tour with concerts in Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, … Read more »

Issues of integrity at stake – Legal Aid Review

Press Release – The Maori Party

Justice spokesperson for the Maori Party, Rahui Katene, has welcomed the comprehensive set of recommendations that has emerged from the review of legal aid conducted by Dame Margaret Bazley. Read more »

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