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Archive for April, 2013

Fiji: Petition rejects 2013 Government Constitution Draft

Press Release – Fiji Youth for Democracy

The Fiji Youth for Democracy collected a total of 165 signatures from a diverse group of young people in Fiji and presented it to the Prime Ministers office at 1pm today, Tuesday 30th April. Read more »

Research Excellence Rewarded

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland will reveal some of its most exciting research and celebrate the achievements of its top researchers at the Research Excellence awards function to be held in the Marquee at Old Government House from 5-7pm on 1 May. Read more »

Employment Support for International Students

Press Release – Auckland Regional Migrant Services

The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) has launched an Employment Support programme for International Students. Read more »

Havaianas is Proud to Sponsor Sonido de Latinaotearoa

Press Release – Havaianas

The launch of the album in stores and iTunes is on 2nd May 2013 and the first event for the release tour is Friday, 3rd May 2013 at Goldfinch Lounge & Club, in Auckland. Read more »

Heilala Vanilla Launches New Charitable Foundation

Press Release – Heilala Vanilla

A Tongan community is set to benefit from a new charitable foundation set up by New Zealands premium vanilla grower and producer. Read more »

Defence talks in Auckland and Tonga

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman is meeting his Trans-Tasman counterpart, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith in Auckland this evening. The two Ministers are holding a bilateral discussions before they both depart tomorrow to attend the inaugural … Read more »

Solomon Islands Govt Supports WPNCL Full Membership of MSG

Press Release – West Papua National Coalition for Liberation

During the meeting with Prime Minister of Solomon Island, Rt.Hon.Gordon Darcy Lilo MP on 24th April. It becomes apparent that the government of Solomon Islands will support to put West Papua on the agenda for the next MSG meeting in Noumea in June … Read more »

Hireme to Lead Kiwi Ferns at World Cup

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Saturday was a special day for the Kiwi Ferns New Zealands world champion womens rugby league team. For starters, at a function at Te Mahurehure Marae in Pt Chevalier, Sir Owen Glenn announced that the Vodafone Warriors would be the Kiwi … Read more »

FemTALK 1325 – Bougainville Update

Press Release – femLINKPACIFIC

While the remaining women held hostage in Bana have been released according to Helen Hakena who has been a founding member of GPPAC in the Pacific and a leading peace activist it is critical that the root causes of this recent crisis is addressed including … Read more »

Indonesia told: end the myth of ‘no political prisoners’

Tapol on political prisoners

A new Tapol report exposes the myths about political prisoners in Indonesia.
Image: Tapol/PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By TAPOL

A new report by UK-based non-government organisation TAPOL challenges the Indonesian government’s repeated assertion that the country has “no political prisoners”.

The report urges President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to open up democratic space in West Papua and order the release of all those jailed for expressing their legitimate opinions and aspirations.

The 31-page report, “No political prisoners? The suppression of political protest in West Papua”, documents the cases of 40 detainees who were known to be in prison at the end of March 2013, challenging the government’s claim that there are no political prisoners in West Papua, but only criminals who have broken the law. Read more »

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