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Archive for December, 2012

Respect is key to a safe New Year’s Eve, says Commissioner

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Polices three most senior officers hit the streets tonight to support thousands of staff working to keep people safe this New Years Eve. Commissioner Peter Marshall goes out in Auckland City Police District; Deputy Commissioner Mike Bush will be … Read more »

Without support, West Papua Media may have to close in 2013

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

As the Western orgy of excessive spending and consumerism leaves full bellies but empty spirits for those lucky in the first world, independent human rights journalism projects look at the empty bank accounts and try to find pennies to hopefully continue … Read more »

CSOS Get Australian Assistance for Cyclone Evan Aid

Press Release – Fiji Community Development Program

Families and communities around Fiji had Christmas cheer delivered to them in various forms this week when AusAID, through its Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP), provided over F$600,000 in grants and financial assistance to communities affected … Read more »

Police Commissioner praises Royal Honours for nine staff

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall has congratulated the nine New Zealand police officers, two of them recently retired, who receive Royal Honours announced in the New Years list for 2013 today. Read more »

New Year Honours List 2013 – Full List

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

Violence and intimidation of journalists in Papua in 2012

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has recorded twelve cases of violence and intimidation against journalists Papua during 2012,which is a significant increase as compared with 2011, when there were seven cases. Read more »

ADB Provides $500,000 to Samoa for Cyclone Relief

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

ADB Provides $500,000 to Samoa for Cyclone Relief Efforts APIA, SAMOA (28 December, 2012) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500,000 emergency grant to the Government of Samoa to help fund humanitarian and relief efforts for those … Read more »

Contemplating The Fiscal Cliff

Article – The Scoop Team

While most New Zealanders summer worries are mainly focused on the weather and what to eat or drink next, deep in the winter of Washington politicians and officials are contemplating the “Fiscal Cliff. Read more »

NYSE-listed Matson agrees to buy Reef Shipping

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) Matson, a NYSE-listed shipping company servicing the northern Pacific, has agreed to buy Reef Shipping from its receivers to extend its reach into the South Pacific. Read more »

Immigration adviser stripped of licence – withheld passport

Press Release – Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland immigration adviser is to be stripped of his licence after withholding a migrant’s passport in lieu of fees. Clients of Richard Uday Prakash, of Vital Consulting 2007 Limited, should be aware that his immigration adviser licence will be cancelled … Read more »

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