Pacific Scoop

Archive for November, 2010

Fiji Water shuts down over ‘untenable’ tax – but will reopen

Fiji Water

Tussle with new government tax regime ends in closure of Fiji Water plant. Photo: Fiji Water

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Alex Perrottet of Pacific Media Watch

In an about-face, Fiji Water has declared it will reopen its operation in Yaqara, Rakiraki, tomorrow after earlier announcing a shutdown.

The decision has come after discussions with officials and the company has agreed to comply with the new 15 cents-per-litre water resource tax that triggered its “shutdown”.

The earlier decision to close the plant after a 14-year successful operation was heralded by the company’s president. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks join global slide; Argosy falls

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks fell as global anxiety over Europe’s sovereign debt issues and a slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on equity markets. Argosy Property Trust led decliners, while APN News & Media Ltd. rose. Read more »

Heritage Gold narrows loss, mulls more opportunities

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Heritage Gold NZ Ltd., the minerals prospector helping float Broken Hill Prospecting on the ASX, narrowed its first-half loss and is eyeing up more opportunities to chase gold. Read more »

Turia: Charities Commission Annual General Meeting

Speech – New Zealand Government

I remember someone once saying that an AGM is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted. The Charities Commission seems determined to prove this statement wrong with a very full programme all wrapped up in less than four hours – and including … Read more »

Savo/Russell Islands Copra Project Receives Taiwanese Help

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

The Republic of China (Taiwan) today has released $SBD 100,000 funding towards copra projects for people on the Islands of Savo and Russells in Central Province. ROC Ambassador George Chan formally released the funds to Prime Minister Danny during … Read more »

The Changing Face of Mormonism in the Pacific

Press Release – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — There was a time when the term Mormon meant “American missionaries, or Polynesian church” to many people in this part of the world. But such perceptions are old news. Read more »

Youth Challenge launches the Kiran Sola Lait

Press Release – Youth Challenges Vanuatu

Kerosene lamps have become a key contributor to indoor air pollution, which claims the lives of 1.5 million people each year, over half of which are under the age of five according to a Millenium Development Goals Report. Kerosene lamps also caused … Read more »

Association congratulates new Police Commissioner

Press Release – NZ Police Association

The Police Association today congratulated Peter Marshall on his appointment as Commissioner of New Zealand Police. “The appointment of Peter Marshall will go down well amongst police. He is a very experienced New Zealand police officer, with that experience … Read more »

New Police Commissioner appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mr Peter Marshall has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police, Police Minister Judith Collins announced today. Mr Marshall has been the Commissioner of Police, Royal Solomon Islands Police Force since May 2008. He was seconded from the New Zealand … Read more »

One killed as Seven Indonesians shot in Nafri, West Papua

Press Release – Scoop Coverage of West Papua

There was a shooting in Nafri village Abepura District, Jayapura, West Papua (Papua Province) on Sunday 28 November 2010, 9.30am (Papua local time).The shooting incident is reported to have continued for 5 minutes. The victims of the shooting were all … Read more »

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