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Crikey! The Food Show Auckland is just about here!

Press Release – The Food Show

Crikey! The Food Show Auckland is just about here! There’s not a moment to lose because The Food Show Auckland 2012 is about to go off! It’s all happening from 2 to 5 August 2012 at ASB Showgrounds – and you should be a part of it. Now is … Read more »

Karma condemns courtroom ‘deceit and trickery’ in Papuan rights case

Filep Karma

Filep Karma refuses to recognise Indonesian court in trial of Buchtar Tabuni. Image: Jubi Tabloid

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Aprila Wayar in Jayapura

Filep Karma, who has diligently fought for the basic rights of the Papuan indigenous people, refused to take the oath when summoned as a witness in the ongoing trial of Buchtar Tabuni which continues in Jayapura today.

He said last Thursday the court was a full of people who “know only how to deceive and trick” the Papuan people.

He said his own declaration that he was speaking the truth was enough.

Both the prosecuting counsel and the judges urged Karna to take the other on the Bible but he refused to do so. Read more »

Specialist Healthcare Contingent Deploys to Samoa

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Media Release 28 July 2012 Specialist Healthcare Contingent Deploys to Samoa on Exercise Tropic Twilight Regular and Reserve Force NZ Defence Force personnel, along with civilian medical specialists, will deliver a range of specialist healthcare … Read more »

NZ coming in from the cold with improving Fiji relations

McCully and Ratu Inoke

Foreign Ministers Murray McCully (NZ, left) and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola after a relaxed Fiji meeting. Image: Fiji govt

Pacific Scoop:
Opinion- By Graham Davis

The thaw in relations between Fiji and New Zealand continues with the announcement this week of a $2 million  contribution towards preparations for the 2014 election.

While the precise allocation has yet to be finalised, $500,000 will go the Constitutional Commission and the balance towards the process of voter registration and education.

The thaw has been gradual and incremental, beginning with tentative contacts months ago between the NZ Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, and his Fijian counterpart, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. Read more »

Speech; Turia – Rheumatic Fever Prevention Project

Speech – New Zealand Government

SPEECH Rheumatic Fever Prevention Project – South Auckland Rongomai School; Friday 27 July 2012; 1120am [Check against delivery] Principal Tina Voordouv; the Rongomai School Board of Trustees and community; Dr Rawiri Jansen; members of the National … Read more »

Pacific Economies Weathering Global Financial Turmoil

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

Pacific economies remain relatively sheltered from global financial turmoil, with growth projections largely unchanged at the mid-year point, according to the latest Pacific Economic Monitor, released today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more »

Lamy reports to General Council on Doha Round

Press Release – World Trade Organisation

LAMY REPORTS TO GENERAL COUNCIL ON DOHA ROUND AND URGES NEGOTIATORS TO ‘CHANGE GEARS’ Director-General Pascal Lamy told WTO members in the General Council on 25 July 2012 that they should “change gears” after the summer break and engage … Read more »

High Commissioner Oti Meets Fiji Police Commissioner

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

Office Of The Prime Minister And Cabinet Government Communication Unit Media Release 26-07-12-Gh High Commissioner Oti Meets Fiji Police Commissioner Read more »

Kiribati Must Urgently Prioritize Sanitation To Save Lives

Press Release – OHCHR

Kiribati Must Urgently Prioritize Sanitation To Save Lives – UN Expert Tarawa/Geneva (25 July 2012) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, called on the Government of Kiribati to address … Read more »

Sound Of West Papua, Pre-Olympic Concert London July 21st

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The sound of West Papua was brought to the people of London at the official pre-Olympic concert in Greenwich Park, London, July 21st 2012. Read more »

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