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Archive for September, 2012

PM Puts Seal of Approval on Christchurch Recovery

Press Release – Accor Hotels and Resorts

NZ Prime Minister Puts Seal of Approval on Christchurch Recovery HON JOHN KEY RE-OPENS IBIS CHRISTCHURCH HOTEL Christchurch, 27 September 2012: New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key officially re-opened the Ibis Christchurch hotel today – the first … Read more »

Police Remembrance Day on Monday

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police officers who have died in the line of duty will be remembered at the annual Australasian and South Pacific Police Remembrance Day Service, being held at The Royal New Zealand Police College on Monday 1 October 2012 at 11am. Read more »

Rabies Within Reach Of Australia

Press Release – University of Sydney

Rabies is now present only 350 kilometres from northern Australia, closer than the distance from Sydney to Dubbo. If it reached our shores it would have serious ecological, public health, economic and social impacts according to Professor Michael Ward, from … Read more »

New Zealand’s Coastwatchers to Be Commemorated

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Official tribute is to be paid to the work of all New Zealand coastwatchers for the first time in October this year. Read more »

Police give Papuan journalists hard time while trying to report on Tabuni trial

Buchtar Tabuni

Buchtar Tabuni at the courthouse during his trial. Image: Jubi/Mawel

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Pacific Media Centre news desk

The police who have been guarding the courthouse during the trial of Buchtar Tabuni in Jayapura in the West Papua region have made it difficult for some of the journalists wanting to cover the case.

Benny Mawel of JUBI said: “I showed my press card but the police insisted that I open my bag and take everything in it out for them to examine’.”

He said that access to the court had been made extremely difficult. Read more »

Bigger And Better Pasifika On The Way

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland’s beloved Pasifika Festival is to expand to become a two day event next year. Organisers, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have announced that the event will stretch across the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday … Read more »

Soldier Missing in Lake Moawhango Named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and the NZ Defence Force have released the name of the soldier who is missing in Lake Moawhango, Waiouru. Read more »

IHRC Welcomes Decision to Divest from Freeport

Press Release – Indonesia Human Rights Committee

Indonesia Human Rights Committee welcomes Super Fund decision to divest from Freeport 26 September, 2012-09-26 Media Release : Indonesia Human Rights Committee applauds NZ Superannuation Fund decision to divest from Freeport McMoran on ethical grounds. … Read more »

WHO Urges Countries To Meet Health-Related MDGs

Press Release – World Health Organisation

WHO News Release WHO Urges Countries To Meet Health-Related MDGs HANOI, 26 September 2012 —”With the deadline for attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) only three years away, wide disparities between and within countries need … Read more »

In Conversation at the Pah Homestead Artist Shigeyuki Kihara

Press Release – The James Wallace Arts Trust

Saturday 6 October, 11:30am, Drawing Room The 21st Annual Wallace Art Awards 2012, Paramount Award winner Shigeyuki Kihara will discuss her award winning digital video performance Galu Afi: Waves of Fire (2012). To expand on the discussion, Kihara has … Read more »

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