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Archive for May, 2012

Embassy of France commemorates independence of Samoa

Press Release – Ambassade de France en Nouvelle-Zelande

The Embassy of France commemorates the independence of Samoa In 2012, Samoa celebrates 50 years of Independence, with official celebrations beginning on the 1st of June. To commemorate the occasion, the Embassy of France in Wellington has organised two … Read more »

Goodbye My Feleni

Press Release – Chocolate Stigmata

A Niue, a Cook Islander And a Samoan Join the Māori Battalion A half-hour play about Pasifika soldiers in the 28th (Māori) Battalion Read more »

New Plymouth prisoner reintegration centre a good step

Press Release – Salvation Army

The plan to close New Plymouth Prison and replace it with prisoner community reintegration services is a positive move, The Salvation Army says. Read more »

New Zealand pair rescued off Fiji after yacht hit reef

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

DATE: 31 May 2012 TIME: 3.30pm New Zealand pair rescued off Fiji after yacht hit reef Read more »

Arrest of Papua New Guinea Chief Justice disturbing

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The arrest of the Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea on charges of sedition is a disturbing development for anyone who believes that an independent judiciary is a requirement for any democracy, the New Zealand Law Society said today. Read more »

Rock art stamps its mark on Matariki

Press Release – New Zealand Post

Early rock drawings are the inspiration for New Zealand Post’s 2012 Matariki stamp issue. The stamps are being issued next week as part of an annual series that celebrate the Māori New Year. Read more »

NZ to help election in Papua New Guinea

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Defence Force is assisting the upcoming June election in Papua New Guinea, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman announced today. Read more »

Keeshond spells the end for Ryan

Press Release – Vegemite Spelling Bee

Despite months of a punishing study schedule and learning around 10,000 new words, New Zealand’s NZ Vegemite Spelling Bee Champion Ryan McLellan’s dream of taking out top honours at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in America ended today with … Read more »

Best Design Awards 2012 – Nga Aho Award Announcement

Press Release – Designers Institute of New Zealand

Best Design Awards 2012 – Nga Aho Award Announcement The Designers Institute have partnered with Ngā Aho Incorporated, a national society of Māori Designers, to bring an exciting new award to the stage of Best 2012 – the ‘Ngā Aho Award for Aotearoaness’. Read more »

Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Press Release – Special Court for Sierra Leone

The Judges of Trial Chamber II today sentenced convicted former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor to a term of 50 years in prison for planning and for aiding and abetting crimes committed by rebel forces in Sierra Leone during the country’s … Read more »

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