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ABC News: GOP, White House have deal framework

Press Release – Citizens for Legitimate Government

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government 30 Jul 2011 http://www.legitgov.org All links are here: http://www.legitgov.org/#breaking_news Invoke the 14th Amendment and be done with it http://www.facebook.com/pages/Invoke-the-14th-Amendment-and-be-done-with-it/206644942717797 … Read more »

200 Bougainville men loot Chinese shop on Buka in second town raid

Buka Island

Buka from the air ... Photo: Earthwalk Project

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Gorethy Kenneth in Buka

More than 200 men armed with knives and guns from all over Bougainville have looted a Chinese shop in Buka in the early hours one morning late this week.

Bougainville police said they could not do much as the men were from all over the island looting and taking anything they could lay their hands on – literally stripping the shop empty.

The men, mostly youths, came in numbers at about two o’clock in the early hours of yesterday with almost 10 dinghies waiting to transport their “early hour shopping goods” to their destinations – Kokopau, Sohano and nearby Buka town areas. Read more »

Iconic Pacific paper founded with no press, no journalism, no office ‘but tons of vision’

Philip Cass

Media academic Dr Philip Cass with the popular comic character Phantom in Tok Pisin ... as published in Wantok. Photo: Del Abcede/PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Henry Yamo

Papua New Guinea’s weekly Tok Pisin newspaper Wantok has been described as the longest surviving vernacular publishing icon in the South Pacific since its humble beginnings in 1969.

Although not the first to be published in Tok Pisin, this newspaper has stood the test of time and is now the only pidgin paper in circulation today.

Dr Philip Cass highlighted this in a seminar at AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre last night attended by several Papua New Guinean students and the public. Read more »

Rugby World Cup 2011 Flagbearers Quest Goes Into Extra Time

Press Release – Professional Public Relations NZ Ltd

Young kiwis aged between 14 and 16 have been granted an extra 10 days in which to get their entries in to win the right to be one of the flagbearers leading out the 20 teams contesting Rugby World Cup 2011. Read more »

The Orator To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

The 68th Venice International Film Festival announced today in Rome that New Zealand feature film The Orator (O Le Tulafale) has been selected to premiere in competition in the Orizzonti (New Horizons) section of the Festival. Founded in 1932, the Venice … Read more »

NZ Feature Film the Orator to Premiere at Film Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

The 68th Venice International Film Festival announced today in Rome that New Zealand feature film The Orator (O Le Tulafale) has been selected to premiere in competition in the Orizzonti (New Horizons) section of the Festival. Founded in 1932, the Venice … Read more »

Government launches ‘Ikale Tahi Fridays

Press Release – Government of Tonga

A Cabinet decision made on 15th July has set aside every Friday of the week as ‘Ikale Tahi Support Day, in backing the nation’s rugby team as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup 2011. Read more »

Ratu Tevita Mara: Rally for Democracy in Fiji, Auckland

Speech – Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara

Ni sa bula. Namaste. Noa’ia and Greetings! I would like to thank the Fiji Movement for Democracy in Fiji (FDFM) and President Rasiga for inviting me to speak at this Democracy Rally. I would also like to endorse the many reflections cast in the presentations … Read more »

Eyes of the rugby world on NZ: 30 years ago and today

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The eyes of the rugby loving world will be fixed on New Zealand in September 2011 when the All Blacks play Tonga in the opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup at Eden Park. Almost 30 years ago to the day the eyes of the world were on the same … Read more »

Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 84

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

I have distressed constituents in Kaiapoi today who have read the report in the Press that up to one-third of Kaiapoi could be abandoned, with a final decision expected next week. It seems the report results from another controlled or uncontrolled leak. … Read more »

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