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Archive for December, 2010

New Year Honours List

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NEW YEAR HONOURS 2011 THE ORDER OF NEW ZEALAND The Queen has been pleased on the occasion of the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointment to The Order of New Zealand: ONZ To be a Member of the said Order : Sir Robert James … Read more »

Undernews for December 29

Column – Undernews

Try our mobile edition We now have a new edition designed for mobile devices. Same address but with a mobile friendly look. Morning line: Why the infatuation with high speed rail? Sam Smith Read more »

Slippery devils – longfin eels

Press Release – NIWA

Lurking in the depths of freshwater waterways, all around New Zealand, longfin eels are the most common fish in our rivers. The native longfin eel, at up to 1.6 metres in length, is something to be in awe of, especially when there’s a crowd of them … Read more »

Central City cordons reduced

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Cordons in the Central City have been reduced this evening as emergency services complete public safety assessments around buildings damaged by the series of Boxing Day earthquakes. Read more »

City infrastructure undamaged

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

City water, wastewater and stormwater networks were not damaged by the series of earthquakes in Christchurch on Boxing Day. Read more »

National Advisory: Tsunami – No Threat to New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

National Advisory: Tsunami – No Threat to New Zealand No: 01 Issued at 02:55 hours on 26/12/2010. Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). An earthquake has occurred with these parameters : Origin time: 1317 ZULU … Read more »

Christmas greetings from the Pacific Scoop team

Xmas greetings 2010

Pacific Scoop ecard designed by Isabella Rasch

Pacific Scoop:
From the editors

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Taloha ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri, Kia Ora and warm Pacific greetings.

The Pacific Scoop co-editors David Robie and Selwyn Manning and contributing students from the Pacific Media Centre and our network of correspondents wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our thanks to PMC board member Isabella Rasch of AUT who designed this Christmas Card, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read more »

Time for Australia to re- think its ties with the TNI

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The recently released cables by WikiLeaks in relation to West Papuan human rights confirm what NGOs have been telling their governments and the media for years – that it is the Indonesian military that are one of the main problems in West Papua. Read more »

Detention of Papuan prisoners violates basic rights

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

23 December 2010 – Despite persistent calls for their release, two Papuan political prisoners face another Christmas and New Year in detention for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. Read more »

2011: Prospects for Humanity?

Column – Prof. Francis A. Boyle

During the 1950s I grew up in a family who rooted for the success of African Americans in their just struggle for civil rights and full legal equality. Then in 1962 it was the terror of my own personal imminent nuclear annihilation during the Cuban … Read more »

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