Pacific Scoop

Archive for October, 2012

New Zealand signs tax agreement with Papua New Guinea

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have signed a double tax agreement, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. Mr Dunne said that the new double tax agreement signed by Mr McCully and PNG’s Foreign Minister … Read more »

Anniversary Of Ground Breaking Security Council Resolution

Press Release – femLINKPACIFIC

Rural Community Media Network On UNSCR1325 In FIJI TO COMMEMORATE 12th Anniversary Of Ground Breaking Security Council Resolution Read more »

CSW Urges UK To Raise Religious Intolerance And West Papua

Press Release – Christian Solidarity Worldwide – CSW

* CSW Urges UK To Raise Religious Intolerance And West Papua Conflict On Indonesian President’s State Visit ***** Read more »

Innovation and Complexity reflected in NZIS Excellence Award

Press Release – NZ Institute of Surveyors

A unique and highly complex railway station project in London is the winner of the 2012 ‘Gold’ Award of Excellence. For the judges, led once again by Dr WA Roberston and Jayne Perrin, the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station project entered by Senior Engineering … Read more »

Landowners threaten to close PNG’s international airport over unpaid claim

Jacksons Airport

Jacksons International Airport landowners are demanding the PNG government “pay their dues”. Image: PNGExposed

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By David Muri in Port Moresby

Customary landowners of Port Moresby’s Jackson’s International Airport have threatened to close the airport – dubbed the gateway to Papua New Guinea – if an outstanding compensation claim is not settled by the government.

The threat is directed at attracting a favourable response from the government on the eve of Prince Charles and wife Camilla’s most anticipated visit next month.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are scheduled to touch down on this airport to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in PNG. Read more »

Asia’s Best & Worst Places to be a Sex Worker

Article – Richard S. Ehrlich

Asia’s Best & Worst Places to be a Sex Worker By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand and New Zealand sound like the best places in Asia to be a prostitute because repressive laws, religions, traditions and other controls make sex workers’ … Read more »

Government’s housing response a welcome next step

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report on housing affordability is a welcome next step to addressing the growing housing shortage, says The Salvation Army. Read more »

Minister expresses condolences at Pacific media loss

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Minister Hekia Parata expresses her condolences at the sudden loss of Pacific media leader Tom Etuata, Chief Executive of the Pacific Media Network. Read more »

Weathering the Storm – Enhancing Women’s Agency for Security

Article – femLINKPACIFIC

The 2012 theme of the UN Security Council Open Debate on “1325” is certainly an additional draw-card for bringing together the network of gender focal points from the African continent, Asia, Pacific and Europe to the 3rd annual “1325 Week” … Read more »

Biggest annual gathering of local governments in the Pacific

Press Release – Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Pacific will be holding its second Pacific Local Government Forum (PLGF) in Honiara, Solomon Islands next week from the 4 – 9 November. The conference is the largest annual gathering of local government … Read more »

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