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Archive for May, 2012

VSA celebrates 50 years of international volunteering

Press Release – Volunteer Service Abroad

Papua New Guinea 2008 Duk Duks – members of a secret society based in the Rabaul area – make their way through forest covered with ash from the nearby Tavurvur volcano during a ceremony to celebrate the life of a local “big man”. Read more »

Indian Community and Sports heroes honoured

Press Release – SPROUT

The Indian Community and Sports Awards evening on Saturday 26 May 2012 held at Sudima Hotel in Auckland was a memorable experience for the vibrant Indian community. It was an evening where the grassroot glitterati from the community and sports were … Read more »

Sanford HY profit growth stalls despite forex hedging gains

Article – BusinessDesk

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, the fishing company, saw half-year profit stall as increased sales of greenshell mussels were offset by declines in hoki, squid, salmon and skipjack tuna prices, and the company took a $2 million impairment on … Read more »

AUT tracks re-entry of first private space mission

Press Release – AUT University

AUT University’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) will track re-entry of the first private space flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Read more »

Samoa 50th Independence Anniversary; Auckland Ceremony

Press Release – Simon Matafai

A unique gathering is about to take place to remember Samoa’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Samoa 2012 Jubilee year will see a number of important community events to mark this special milestone. Read more »

NZ Defence Force helps Savaii Biodiversity Survey

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The blades of a helicopter flying across may be heard often over Upolu and Savaii this week during the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations of Samoa. Read more »

Pacific to Meet on Public Private Partnerships

Press Release – UNDP Pacific Centre

[Suva – May 24] More than 90 private sector representatives, national and local government officials, development partners and members of the civil society from around the Pacific will gather in Nadi next week for the Regional Roundtable on Promoting … Read more »

Rosalea’s Staycation Pt 1: A Day in the Park at Richmond, CA

Column – Rosalea Barker

I read a great vacation planning tip in an Amtrak tweet recently: Decide how you want to feel on your vacation then go to the place that makes you feel that way. Figuring that “oblivious to all that’s wrong with the world” and “bed” … Read more »

Report on LNG Project in PNG Warns of Major Challenges

Press Release – Oxfam

A new report on the impacts of the Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Papua New Guinea highlights the industry’s achievements in addressing social change but warns of continuing major concerns that need to be addressed, a coalition of NGOs said today. Read more »

Timor-Leste Independence Anniversary: ‘Impressive Advances’

Press Release – UN News

Ban Hails Timor-Leste’s ‘Impressive Advances’ On 10th Independence Anniversary New York, May 21 2012 1:10PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of Timor-Leste on the 10th anniversary of their country’s restoration of … Read more »

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