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Archive for November, 2009

Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

27 November 2009   Kia ora,   Tuesday, 1 December, marks the forty-eighth  anniversary of the West Papuan Declaration of Independence from Dutch colonial rule – sometimes referred to as West Papua Independence Day – and as in previous years, the Day will … Read more »

Yabaki to speak at Coalition for Democracy in Fiji meeting

Press Release – Coalition For Democracy In Fiji

(no vehicle access – entrance from Symonds St or Grafton Rd) . Centre for Pacific Studies . University of Auckland Read more »

Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper celebrates 20 years of publishing

Publisher Kalafi Moala and his wife Suliana cut the Taimi 'o Tonga cake. Photo: Matangi Tonga

Publisher Kalafi Moala and his wife Suliana cut the Taimi 'o Tonga cake. Photo: Matangi Tonga

By Pesi Fonua in Nuku’alofa

The 20th  birthday of the Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper – once the scourge of the Tongan establishment – was marked with a thanksgiving  prayer service at the Queen Salote College Hall with the publisher and  editor Kalafi Moala announcing changes.
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Recession families face bleak Christmas

Press Release – Salvation Army

Continuing deterioration in the living situations of thousands of New Zealand families means The Salvation Army is looking to raise $1.2 million before Christmas. Read more »

Groundbreaking treaty to wipe out illegal fishing

Press Release – United Nations

A landmark treaty that aims to shut down ports to illegal fishing vessels has been approved by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations agency announced today. Read more »

Samoan student’s artwork for Christmas cards

Press Release – British High Commission

Three students from Samoa will have their art work on thousands of Christmas Cards that will be sold in Wellington to raise funds for Save the Children and the Samoan Tsunami . Read more »

Minister launches plan to lift Pacific education

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu today described the revised Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012 as a key stepping stone to raise Pacific education results. “Along with young Maori, Pacific young people are our future workforce,” she … Read more »

Speech: Katene on use of court cells for overflow prisoners

Speech – The Maori Party

The basic proposal in this Bill is that the Department of Corrections will have access to court cells to house over-flow prisoners by the first half of 2010, when they may be needed. Once the Bill is passed today the Ministry of Justice and Department … Read more »

CHOGM must address ‘shameful’ human rights abuse, say Greens

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealand must use the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to put pressure on Sri Lanka over its shameful human rights record, the Green Party’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today. Australia’s Foreign Minister … Read more »

New Pacific website offers easier way to send money home for Christmas

Pacific Press Release – Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

Christmas is traditionally the time of year when Pacific communities across New Zealand send more money back home to their families and friends in the Pacific Islands. Read more »

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