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Archive for January, 2012

NZ flight training organisation seeking Australian candidate

Press Release – HMC Communications

Tim Ellmanns from Brighton, Melbourne; Zac Clarke from Bendigo, Victoria; and Daniel Quill from Brisbane, are among the newest group of Australians training to become airline pilots with CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read more »

Give yourself a pay-rise in 2012 by stopping smoking

Press Release – Northland DHB

Every year thousands of kiwis escape their working lives for a few weeks of summer, beaches, family, friends and food and of course the time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Read more »

Independent external review of SPC

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Over the next three months, a seven-member team will conduct an independent external review of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). Read more »

AWPA- Update January 2012

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

The trial against five Papuan activists for treason began on Monday 30 January. The five men, Forkorus Yaboisembut, Edison Waromi, Selpius Bobii, Domingkus Sorabut and Agustinus Kraar are charged with treason. The Judge at the Jayapura district court … Read more »

World Premiere of “The Tuiga, Part 2”

Press Release – South Seas Film and TV School

World Premiere of “The Tuiga, Part 2” to Take Place this Tuesday at Maliu Mai

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Assessing Children’s Needs in Fiji After Flood

Press Release – Save The Children

Save the Children colleagues in Fiji are currently completing a post-flood assessment and working with schools to identify the number of children who are likely to need assistance to ensure they can return to school this week. Last week, Fiji was battered … Read more »

Buadromo receives ‘Women Have Wings Courage Award’

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement Executive Director Virisila Buadromo is one of the proud recipients of the Women Have Wings inaugural Courage Award . She is one of three women from around the world – Rwanda’s Aloisea Inyumba and Cameroon’s … Read more »

Indonesian court indicts Papuan activists for ‘treason’ over pro-independence rally

Forkorus Yaboisembut at Jayapura District Court

The "president" of West Papua, Forkorus Yaboisembut, at Jayapura District Court yesterday. He and four other Papuan prio-independence activists have been charged with treason for raising an outlawed Papuan flag and declaring the region independent. Photo: Jakarta Globe / Antara

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By a special correspondent in Jayapura

An Indonesian court has indicted five Papuan activists for treason for raising an outlawed Papuan flag and declaring the region independent, reports Agence France-Presse.

The men, who led a peaceful pro-independence Papuan People’s Congress celebration attended by 5000 indigenous Papuans on October 19, face life in prison if found guilty.

“The defendants jointly tried to commit treason with the intention of allowing the country or part of the country to fall into the hands of the enemy,” Judge Jack L. Oktovianus at the Jayapura district court said. Read more »

Food and Supplies to Flood-Affected Families in Fiji

Press Release – Rotary Club

Rotary Steps Up With Food and Supplies to Flood-Affected Families in Fiji In the past week, over a thousand people in areas devastated by floods in Nadi, Lautoka, and Ba have received assistance from Rotary Clubs in Fiji. 120 Emergency Response … Read more »

Save the Children assessing needs in Fiji after floods

Press Release – Save The Children

Save the Children colleagues in Fiji are currently completing a post-flood assessment and working with schools to identify the number of children who are likely to need assistance to ensure they can return to school this week. Read more »

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