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Archive for August, 2011

Northland Welcome Centre opens

Press Release – Northland 2011

A new Northland Welcome Centre will open its doors tomorrow (SUBS: 1st September) to greet visitors to the region during Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011). Read more »

Speech on being sworn in as Governor-General

Speech – Governor General

Prime Minister, thank you for your words of welcome and the sentiments you expressed in your address. Janine and I, and our family, are delighted to have made it to this point, in what shows all the signs of being a wonderful day. For my part, being here … Read more »

Russia and China’s Energy Dispute

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Russia and China’s Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance. According to the 2009 Russian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement, oil deliveries to China through the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline are made under contracts among … Read more »

Young Poets Express their Feelings in Gamblefree Day Poetry

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation

Poetry competition won by a 15-year-old entrant in the Gamblefree Day poetry competition run by Mapu Maia, the Problem Gambling Foundation’s Pacific unit, and Radio Samoa. A prize giving ceremony will be held on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September, at … Read more »

PIF Should Grant Observer Status to Territory of West Papua

Press Release – AWPA

At the the 42nd Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to be held in Auckland next week, AWPA calls on the PIF leaders to grant observer status to genuine representatives of the West Papuan people who are struggling for their right to self determination. Read more »

Pacific leaders: Change the lights on women’s rights

Press Release – Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

On 6 September 2011, Amnesty International’s Chief Executive, Patrick Holmes, will hold a press conference in Auckland, New Zealand to launch a new report on Sexual and Gender based violence in the Solomon Islands, ‘Where is the Dignity in That?’ … Read more »

Young poets in Gamblefree Day poetry competition

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation

Mummy and daddy please choose me instead of gambling. Some days I go to school looking like a fool wanting some food. While you both go and feed the machines until they’re full. I’m hungry for food and I’m hungry for your love. But all I get is none of … Read more »

INDONESIA: Medical workers charged for income protests

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

The Jayapura regional police in West Papua have charged eight medical workers with incitement and objectionable acts following their peaceful protest against regulation 141/2010 by the provincial governor. Read more »

Ban to Focus on Climate Change on Visit to Pacific Region

Press Release – United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be a key focus. Read more »

McCully makes Kiribati and Brazil appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new High Commissioner to Kiribati and a new Ambassador for Brazil have been announced by Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully. Read more »

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