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Archive for September, 2013

International Day of Democracy – Papua Silenced Once Again

Article – Selpius Bobii – Front Pepera Papua Barat

The 15 September 2013 was the International Day of Democracy, a day marked around the world and celebrated in a variety of ways. In the land of Papua on 16 September 2013 demonstrations were also held in a number of regions to mark this special date … Read more »

West Papua: Civilians attacked by Indonesian soldiers

Article – Selpius Bobii – Front Pepera Papua Barat

On Monday 23 September 2013 in the town of Waghete which is the main town of the region (kabupaten) Deiyai (district Tigi) at 11.30 am local time, an action of violence by the Indonesian armed forces causing death and bloodshed of unarmed civilians occurred. Read more »

Sir Maarten Wevers joins PGP panel

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Nathan Guy has announced Sir Maarten Wevers as the sixth and newest member of the Primary Growth Partnerships Investment Advisory Panel (IAP). Read more »

Cook Islands Trust Business Grows

Press Release – LawFuel

The Cook Islands is on the trust comeback trail looking for work from New Zealand, Australia and China as it produces newproducts and services focused on its reputation as a trust, rather than a tax haven. Read more »

PM to attend APEC and the East Asia Summit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will attend two major Asia-Pacific leaders meetings next week, the 2013 APEC Leaders meeting in Bali from October 7-8 and then the East Asia Summit in Brunei from October 9-10. Read more »

Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates 6 Months of New Zealand Service

Press Release – Hawaiian Airlines

New Zealands only North American carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, is celebrating six months of New Zealand service this month. The airline has given Kiwi travellers access to a host of new North American destinations, through a single carrier, and stimulated … Read more »

Educational animations on a budget

Press Release – Nelson Media Agency

Nelson IT expert John Herd has just completed a 30-minute educational animation for a Vanuatu NGO and believes the concept has big potential as a learning resource in schools. Read more »

NIWA Outlook: October, November, December 2013

Press Release – NIWA

The equatorial Pacific Ocean continues in a neutral state (neither El Nio nor La Nia), with recent cooler-than-normal sea-surface conditions (La Nia-like) in the eastern tropical Pacific having weakened. Read more »

A call for Maori tourism in Mangere

Press Release – Mana Movement

Auckland City Council is considering building a multimillion dollar Mori Tourism centre on the waterfront to attract tourism. The basic problem is authenticity Maori didnt live in high tech waterfront buildings with electric lighting they … Read more »

King of Tonga Calls for New Development for Climate Change

Press Release – UN News

Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou VI of Tonga joined leaders of other small island developing States (SIDS) in urging that sustainable development agenda address climate change in a way that is integrated … Read more »

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