Pacific Scoop

Archive for July, 2011

WHO vows to knock down hepatitis B

Press Release – World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) today pledged to focus on nine countries in the Western Pacific Region facing significant challenges in meeting a 2012 target to reduce hepatitis B infection rates among children. Read more »

Mai TV Awarded Streaming Rights To Inkk Battle Of The Giants

Press Release – Mai TV

Fijian broadcaster Mai TV today announced that it had been awarded delayed television and LIVE Pay Per View streaming rights to this years INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament to be held in Suva and Rewa next month. Read more »

The Super Oz Is On a World Cup Mission

Press Release – Maori TV

Glen “The Super Oz” Osborne is on a new mission, this time with a world cup twist, in the new season of Bring Your Boots Oz – The World Cup edition. In September 2011, the eyes of an estimated 4.2 billion rugby fans around the world will be fixed … Read more »

Low-income families’ household budgets hit harder

Press Release – Salvation Army

Low-income families in one of New Zealand’s poorest suburbs are facing far higher increases in their weekly grocery bills than the reported consumer price index rise. Read more »

PNG citizens get poorer while their wealth ‘is stolen’ by politicians, says Chan


Sir Julius Chan

Former prime minister Sir Julius Chan ... poverty in Papua New Guinea now worse than in 1990. Photo: PNG Govt

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Oseah Philemon in Lae

Ordinary citizens in Papua New Guinea are getting poorer by the day as their wealth is being stolen from under their noses.

That is the view of former Prime Minister and New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan, who believes poverty levels now are much higher than they were in 1990.

And he blames the Somare government for the people getting poorer by the day. Read more »

Former National Finance Director convicted – SFO

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Trevor Allan Ludlow (52), the former director of National Finance 2000 Limited (National Finance), has been convicted in the Auckland District Court of seven charges relating to theft by a person in a special relationship and false accounting, following an … Read more »

NZ tuna brands must follow UK

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 27 July 2011 – An announcement yesterday that means all the main tuna brands in the UK are shifting to greener fishing methods has set a sustainability benchmark that New Zealand must follow says Greenpeace. Read more »

Thoughts on Maori and Local Government – Rahui Katenea

Speech – New Zealand Government Read more »

Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa

Press Release – US State Department

I had begun our discussion this morning by expressing one key thought. First, that during the past few days, as you are aware, Secretary Clinton has given Bali to attend the ASEAN-U.S. meeting, the East Asia Summit meeting at the ministerial level, as … Read more »

Background Briefing on North and South Korea, China

Press Release – US State Department

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Well, there was a preliminary meeting this morning to work out some of the specific details, and then Ambassador Wi Sung-lac from the South Korean team met this afternoon at 3:00 with his North Korean counterparts, … Read more »

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