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Archive for June, 2012

Sleep under the Stars in Luxury

Press Release – Peppers Retreats and Resorts

Sleep under the Stars in Luxury with Peppers Bluewater Resort A night of serious star gazing usually entails sleeping rough and a sore back the next morning; at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo you can enjoy the ultimate dark sky experience in … Read more »

WACC Pacific Outcomes Statement

Press Release – World Association for Christian Communication

WACC Pacific Outcomes Statement: 28 June 2012 WACC Pacific a network of Pacific Island based organizations committed to the promotion of communication rights meeting in Nadi, Fiji has committed to a strategic plan of action which will: Read more »

IMNZ Charts to June 21: Going Global dates announced

Press Release – IMNZ

I’m always surprised and delighted by the variety of artists represented by IMNZ labels and distributors. There’s a great mixture of newies coming out this week, and some interesting shows on the cards as well. Also this week, IMNZ is very excited … Read more »

Massey’s newest Fulbright winners

Press Release – Massey University

Associate Professor Cindy Kiro and Master’s graduate Frank Pega are Massey University’s newest Fulbright alumni. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom/Obamacare rulings & Star Trek

Column – Gordon Campbell

A good morning for the rule of law. The High Court here finds the search of Kim Dotcom’s house to have been illegal and ditto for the seizure of his belongings. While in the US, the Supreme Court reined in its self-destructive tendency to rule along politically … Read more »

West Papua: Why the news media silence over oppression in Melanesia?

Full version of the critically acclaimed undercover documentary, Forgotten Bird of Paradise, on the West Papua independence struggle. Producer: Dominic Brown. Video: West Papua Unite.

Pacific Scoop:
Opinion – By Kim Peart

How many Australian or New Zealand reporters are currently working in western New Guinea, or reporters from other free nations in the world, reporting on the on-going violence against the Papuan indigenous population, which includes torture and killings?

Is the situation in New Guinea too dangerous for reporters to cover?

Are Australian reporters and those from other free nations still being barred from working in western New Guinea? Read more »

Questions and Answers – June 28

Press Release –

1. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE (Labour) to the Minister of Finance : When did he become aware of the decision to write down the value of KiwiRail by $6.7 billion? Read more »

New Pacific Profile page for 3News Online

Arthur Rasmussen

60 Minutes cameraman Arthur Rasmussen is dedicating his spare time to the new Pacific Profile on the 3News website. Photo: TV3

Pacific Scoop:
Report – by Alex Perrottet of Pacific Media Watch

A new Pacific profile site has been launched as part of 3News Online – with a page exclusively dedicated to Pacific issues.

Arthur Rasmussen, a cameraman for 60 Minutes, has teamed up with colleagues to produce the new page, which publishes both original content as well as other Pacific stories published in the region.

Rasmussen, a Samoan who has worked in the industry since 1996, says he is passionate about Pacific news and hopes the new Pacific Profile will be useful for all users of the site. He says the Pacific angle will enrich the quality of news, particularly stories on Pacific issues. Read more »

Kiribati worker wins $8000 in wrongful dismissal case against SPL

Southern Paprika

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By the Kiribati Independent

Southern Paprika Limited has been ruled “unfair and unreasonable”  in its actions by sacking a Kiribati picker for alleged disobedience.

The Employment Relations Authority ordered the immediate reinstatement of the worker who had been sacked in January .

Botau Retire, 23, was dismissed from his job for allegedly disobeying official instructions. Read more »

Steven Joyce continues attack on jobs and clean growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce today continued his attack on the Pure Advantage group of respected business leaders in Parliament, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Cunliffe. Read more »

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