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Archive for March, 2011

New Zealand Defence Force Prepares for Pacific Mission

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A contingent of New Zealand Defence Force (NZ Defence Force) personnel will head for the Pacific early next week onboard the HMNZS CANTERBURY, as the US-led exercise Pacific Partnership gets underway. Read more »

Office of the Chief Trade Adviser for Forum Island Countries

Press Release – Pacific Island Forum

An integral part of the decision of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders to commence PACER Plus negotiations in 2009 was the endorsement of the establishment of the Office of the Chief. Trade Adviser (OCTA). The OCTA, based in Vanuatu, was set up to provide … Read more »

Tonga’s economy recovering but key risks remain, says IMF

Press Release – Government of Tonga

Tonga’s economy is set for a modest revival, with an estimated GDP growth of 1.25 percent this financial year, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts. Read more »

Whitireia helping make dreams come true

Press Release – Whitireia

Whitireia has been committed to providing fee scholarships for local school leavers for three years now. 22 students have been awarded a Whitireia Secondary School Leaver Scholarship for 2011. The students, straight from local secondary schools have been … Read more »

Katene welcomes Ngai Tahu’s trade training idea

Press Release – The Maori Party

MEDIA STATEMENT Rahui Katene Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tonga (includes Christchurch) 31 March 2011 Katene welcomes Ngai Tahu’s trade training idea The Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tonga Rahui Katene will be putting all her support behind Ngai Tahu’s … Read more »

Wellington man to run solo night time marathon for charity

Press Release – Ideas Shop

Wellington man Paul Eades is in training to run a full marathon through the capital at night to raise funds for a Fijian children’s charity. Read more »

Tonga Red Cross Society: Japan Appeal

Press Release – Tonga Red Cross Society

The Tonga Red Cross Societys (TRCS) collection for the Japan Earthquake Appeal has now reached TOP47,020 and will be transmitted to the Japan Red Cross, who has been providing immediate assistance in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and … Read more »

Papuan Peace Network Is Not Connected With UP4B, Says Tebau

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

Father Neles Tebay, co-ordinator of the Papuan Peace Network, has denied reports that he has agreed to support the government’s programme, UP4B in exchange for securing the government’s agreement for a dialogue with the Papuan people. Read more »

Papuan Land Valued At RP 384 A Meter

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The chairman of the Papuan provincial assembly, the DPRP, has exploded in anger at the news that PT Tandan Sawit paid a paltry sum of money for land belonging to eight clans in the district of Arso Timor. Read more »

Wellington man to run solo night time marathon for Fiji

Press Release – Ideas Shop

Wellington man Paul Eades is in training to run a full marathon through the capital at night to raise funds for a Fijian children’s charity. Read more »

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