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Archive for November, 2011

SOPAC Russell Howorth Opening Address Speech-GIS Conference

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Every effort would be made to ensure that Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing are adequately resourced to serve the needs of the Pacific region. The commitment was made by the Director of the SOPAC Division of the Secretariat … Read more »

Flawed Assessment of Pacific Tuna Fishery Seeking MSC Cert.

Press Release – International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

An independent adjudicator has remanded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)certification of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) western and central Pacific skipjack tuna unassociated purse seine fishery, concluding the certifying body had not relied … Read more »

Fiji: Low-income households want ways to manage emergencies

Press Release – Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme

Key stakeholders representing insurance companies, commercial banks, donors, NGOs and the Reserve Bank gathered at Tanoa Plaza in Suva last week for the presentation of findings from the Microinsurance Demand Research implemented in Fiji in August … Read more »

Between Freeport and Famine in Papua

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

Pathetic, when reading the headline of Sinar Harapan, Wednesday (23/11), entitled, “Thousands of Papuans Hunger”. This is because we all know. As a region producing gold, Papua enjoys the benefits of U.S. $ 19 million or around Rp 114 billion per … Read more »

Maori Sports Awards to Screen on Maori Television

Press Release – Maori Television Service

PUBLICITY RELEASE Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Maori Sports Awards to Screen on Maori Television Top Maori sports people will be honoured at the 2011 MAORI SPORTS AWARDS , which will screen on Maori Television on Saturday, 10 December from 8.30pm. Read more »

Asians travelling to Japan and New Zealand

Press Release – HotelClub

Asians travelling to Japan and New Zealand this holiday season • HotelClub Hotel Index reveals top 10 regional and long haul international destinations SYDNEY, 29 November 2011 – HotelClub today released its first annual Hotel Index highlighting … Read more »

Independent Review Highlights Flaws in Assessment of Fishery

Press Release – International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

An independent adjudicator has remanded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) western and central Pacific skipjack tuna unassociated purse seine fishery , concluding the certifying body had not relied … Read more »

8000 Workers Walk: Video from the Freeport Miners’ Strike

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

Video from the three month long strike at Freeport Mine in West Papua, police repression and actions in solidarity with the miners. Produced by traverser11 with music by Airi Ingram. Read more »

NZ cities retain top spots in worldwide Quality of Living

Press Release – Mercer PR

New Zealand cities retain top spots in Mercer’s 2011 worldwide Quality of Living rankings Read more »

Call on PM to act on dangerous situation in West Papua

Press Release – Indonesia Human Rights Committee

Indonesia Human Rights Committee, Box 68-419, Auckland. 29 November, 2011 Media Release: Call on Prime Minister to act on dangerous situation in West Papua on the eve of the territory’s most significant anniversary – December 1 The Indonesia Human … Read more »

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