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Tevita Mara rewrites post-coup Fiji history – ‘it’s all Khaiyum’s fault’

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Fiji regime's Attorney-General Aiyaz-Sayed-Khaiyum ... Photo: Jet

Pacific Scoop:
Analysis – By Professor Crosbie Walsh

One day, 10 or more years hence, someone will attempt to write a accurate history of Fiji during the first two decades of the 21st century, and blogs will be one source of their information.

It would be a formidable task in any event but with the vast number of sources available in the electronic age, and with every Tomasi, Rajieli and Hari expressing opinions with no evidence, or citing anonymous information relayed from so many “usually reliable sources”, it will be near impossible to know what weight to give to give to each source.

What will make it even more difficult is that some histories are already being written, and rewritten with deliberately distorted material posing as facts. Read more »

Waikato Police: Look after your mates this rugby weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police preparing to host their third Rugby World Cup match this weekend are asking people to remember to chose their mates carefully and leave the bad ones at home. Read more »

Hamilton prepares for last RWC match

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Extra bus services, entertainment in the Fanzone and a Community Day of family fun – it’s all lined up for Sunday, when Hamilton hosts its last Rugby World Cup 2011 match. Read more »

Research into Warriors off-pitch contribution

Press Release – Massey University

As the Vodafone Warriors prepare for this weekend’s NRL Grand Final, a Massey University researcher is assessing how much of an impact they are making off the field. Read more »

NZTA: Leave early for trip to Fiji/Wales game in Hamilton

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising fans heading to Hamilton on Sunday for the RWC 2011 game between Wales and Fiji to leave early and allow ample time for a safe journey. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: WHO clears the air, Hectors’ decline, SCANZ

Press Release – Science Media Centre

This week it was the World Health Organisation in retreat as it pulled figures that suggested Auckland’s annual average for air quality exceeded the recommended maximum measure and was on par with Tokyo’s – and much worse than Sydney’s. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: WHO clears the air, Hectors’ decline, SCANZ

Press Release – Science Media Centre

This week it was the World Health Organisation in retreat as it pulled figures that suggested Auckland’s annual average for air quality exceeded the recommended maximum measure and was on par with Tokyo’s – and much worse than Sydney’s. Read more »

Avoid evening peak for North Harbour RWC 2011 game

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency anticipates traffic will be heavy on the Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) and on streets surrounding Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium for tonight’s RWC 2011 game between Samoa and South Africa. Read more »

Transforming Partnerships Across Asia and the Pacific

Speech – US State Department

I am honored to have been invited to New Delhi to attend the 16th Steering Committee Meeting of the ADB/OECD Anticorruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific and to present this morning the work program in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) … Read more »

LGBTI: Drodrolagi Movement in Fiji celebrates one year

Press Release – Drodrolagi Movement

The Drodrolagi Movement (droMo) celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday 27th September 2011 with an afternoon tea with members, allies and friends at the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum’s Outdoor Space in Suva, Fiji. Read more »

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