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Social justice photographer highlights nuclear-free Pacific history

Photographers John Miller and Gil Hanly

Photographers John Miller and Gil Hanly chat at the nuclear-free Pacific photographic seminar at AUT University. Image: Del Abcede/PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Daniel Drageset

Social justice photographer John Miller believes his work brings alive issues for young people today and is a critical historical record.

Outlining the origins of the Nuclear-Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) movement, he spoke at a public seminar about the 1985 Rainbow Warrior bombing, the hikoi and how the NFIP song Ngā Iwi E became a popular waiata in New Zealand.

Ngā Iwi E was written originally for the Fourth Pacific Festival of Arts in New Caledonia, but that was called off in solidarity with Kanak Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) protests against French colonial rule. Read more »

Island visitors lured by “taste, dabble, glide or paddle”

Press Release – Time2Go

Quirky new travel company time2go.co.nz has introduced a new way to experience the best experiences Waiheke Island has on offer – even in the quieter winter season. Read more »

Cost of living in Auckland discourages northern Maori youth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Associate Affairs spokesman Rino Tirikatene is concerned Maori youth in the Far North feel discouraged from pursuing academic qualifications in Auckland because of the cost of such under-graduate courses and the cost of living in general. Read more »

Pacific urged to call for global shift to renewable energy

Press Release – SPREP

A powerful challenge was made to the Small Island Developing States today at the Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland, New Zealand. Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change called upon … Read more »

4th Reel Brazil Film Festival – Auckland and Wellington

Press Release – Reel Brazil

Trailers : http://www.youtube.com/user/ReelBrazil | Website : www.reelbrazil.co.nz ———————————————————————————————————————- Thursday 28 March 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Advocate criticises PNG media over domestic violence deaths

PNG anti-violence campaign

A poster from the Rugby League Against Violence campaign in Papua New Guinea. Image: RLAV

Pacific Scoop:
Special Report – By Daniel Drageset, contributing editor of Pacific Media Watch

Papua New Guinean news media are neglecting their responsibility in covering violence against women issues in Papua New Guinea, says Titi Gabi, co-chair of the Pacific Freedom Forum.

But she sees at least one positive development in a gloomy situation.

An NGO called Rugby League Against Violence aims to reduce sexual and domestic violence in Papua New Guinea by involving rugby league clubs all over the country. Read more »

Tokelau takes action to protect its most valuable resource

Press Release – Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

Tokelau earns over $5 million per year from fishing activities in Tokelau’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This is more than 5 times what Tokelau was earning just 3 years ago, and is the result of a very successful working partnership with New Zealand … Read more »

ADB Welcomes Personal Property Securities Act in Samoa

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) welcomed the passage yesterday of the Personal Property Securities Act, which will make it easier for people and businesses to secure loans, obtain credit, and conduct business. Read more »

Got Your Māori Electoral Option Pack? Time to Choose

Press Release – Electoral Commission

Te Tai Tokerau or Northland? Christchurch Central or Te Tai Tonga? Waiariki or Bay of Plenty? Thats the question for Mori to ask themselves and their whnau now theyve received their Mori Electoral Option packs in the mail. Read more »

Enprise Solutions wins MYOB 2012

Press Release – MYOB

Long-term MYOB partner Enprise Solutions was presented the annual MYOB Enterprise Solutions Partner Excellence in Business Development New Zealand 2012 award. The industry stalwart has offices in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, as well as Sydney … Read more »

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