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The Islands come alive at Auckland Libraries

Press Release – Auckland Council

Visit Auckland Libraries during Pasifika and get a feel for the Pacific Islands through stories, books, music and family history. In March 2012, Auckland Libraries will be celebrating Pasifika with a range of activities, events and displays that … Read more »

U.S.-Malaysia Partnership

Press Release – US State Department

Thank you, it’s my great pleasure to be here in Malaysia. And I am honored to be here at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defense College. I appreciate the Commandant’s hospitality in hosting me for what I hope will be a lively discussion today. Before … Read more »

The Global Peace Operations Initiative

Press Release – US State Department

It is a great pleasure to be here today at the United States Institute of Peace to talk to you about U.S. efforts to support international peacekeeping operations. USIP has long been a leader in this field. Currently, USIP is teaching conflict mediation … Read more »

International flavour of the shears

Press Release – Golden Shears

Golden Shears has proven to be not only a stamping ground for shearing shed guns to claim titles but a venue for international shearers to hone their skills amongst the best of the best in New Zealand. Read more »

Civil Society Groups Send Letter to Obama on TPP Secrecy

Press Release – Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

As organizations dedicated to government openness, scientific integrity and accountability, we are writing to urge you to increase the transparency of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiating process. Currently, without any public … Read more »

Operation 8: Trial: Day 11 – Tuesday

Article – Annemarie Thorby

One officer told the court the police ‘have a lot of information on everyone’ and another saying he had initiated his own surveillance operations sometimes while on holiday. Read more »

Get Your Priorities Right, Mr Mccully

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Spending $1.33 million on upgrading former National MP Mark Blumsky’s residence on Niue when scores of Foreign Affairs staff are about to be sacked shows just how misplaced the Government’s priorities are, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson … Read more »

Cue Energy nearly triples 1H profit on forex gains

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Cue Energy Resources, the oil and gas company, nearly tripled first-half net profit, largely reflecting foreign exchange gains. Read more »

Freeport mine halts operations in West Papua amid worker clashes

Freeport miners

West Papuan miners at Freeport's Grasberg mine during last year's strike. Photo: AFP

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Rangga D. Fadillah

The US-owned Freeport Indonesia company has temporarily halted operations at the giant Grasberg gold and copper mine in Timika, West Papua, following clashes between union workers and employees who did not join last year’s strike.

“We are experiencing work interruptions in connection with our efforts to resume normal operations at the mine,” company spokesperson Ramdani Sirait said in a press statement.

“Certainly, returning workers have engaged in acts of violence and intimidation against non-striking workers and supervisory personnel,” he said. Read more »

‘Pasifika Festival- 20th Anniversary’ Album

Press Release – Frequency Media

Dawn Raid And Pasifika Festival to Release ‘Pasifika Festival- 20th Anniversary’ Album on March 5th Read more »

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