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Archive for April, 2011

Timorese man dies after vehicle accident

Press Release – Australian Defence Force

A Timorese man has died and another remains in hospital after a motor vehicle accident involving ADF members of the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) in Timor Leste yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Father Terry Dibble – Pacific champion of those who struggled

Fr Terry Dibble

Father Terry Dibble ... tireless fighter for social justice. Photo: Carol Archie/PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Obituary – By Carol Archie

Father Terence Montague Dibble, 16 February 1933-24 April 2011.

Pacific people were among hundreds of mourners who packed St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland on Wednesday to honour a gentle but feisty man who served as a priest for more than 50 years.

Terence Dibble, 78, or “Terry”, as everyone knew him, advocated for Pacific people as part of a large number of social justice issues he was involved in.

As a member of the Timor Lorosae Support Group, he worked towards independence for East Timor. Terry was involved in many projects to relieve poverty there. Read more »

Pacific Agriculture Experts and Weather Specialists to Meet

Press Release – UNDP

Pacific Agriculture Experts and Weather Specialists to Meet on Climate Change Impact on Food Production Read more »

International Foresters Assembling In Auckland

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

International Foresters Assembling In Auckland On Monday, nearly 300 forestry professionals from nearly 20 countries are assembling at Sky City, Auckland for the 7th combined conference of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and the Institute of Foresters … Read more »

Hawaii’s IDG Tapped for Major NZ Geothermal Project

Press Release – Loomis-ISC

Hawaii-based Innovations Development Group [IDG] is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a “foreign” corporation by the New Zealand Government’s Overseas Investment Office and is poised to commence a joint venture partnership with the … Read more »

Bebe Spa Sanctuary Celebrates 4th Birthday During May

Press Release – Bebe Spa

Media Release April 29, 2011 Bebe Spa Sanctuary Celebrates 4th Birthday During May The award winning Bebe Spa Sanctuary at Outrigger on the LagoonFiji will celebrate its fourth birthday on May 5, 2011. To mark the occasion, Bebe Spa will pamper guests … Read more »

Tuvalu private sector backs development coordination review

Press Release – Tuvalu Government

The private sector in Tuvalu is very supportive of the peer review of the country’s development planning, budgeting and aid coordination systems that is underway in the capital Funafuti. Read more »

Tongan King arrives in London to attend the Royal Wedding

Press Release – Government of Tonga

His Majesty King George Tupou V arrived safely in London on Sunday 24th April 2011, in order to attend the Marriage of His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. Read more »

New Swedish Ambassador Presents Credentials In Honiara

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

A new Swedish Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Sven-Olof Petersson has presented his letter of credence to the Acting Governor General and Speaker of Parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza Wednesday this week. Read more »

John Rowles Prepares For His Final Bow

Press Release – Skip Ink

The “Kawerau Kid” announces his farewell tour Tickets on sale Monday May 2. See below for booking details Read more »

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