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Archive for October, 2013

Another Proliferation of Papua is not a smart move

Article – Petrus K. Farneubun

While waiting for approval from government upon the decision of House of Representative to form new administrative areas and create new provinces in Indonesia called as proliferation (Pemekaran), people are divided whether the decision is a smart move … Read more »

Wine Company Ownership Returns to Its Roots

Press Release – Amisfield Wine Company

Leading New Zealand businessman John Darby recently announced he has become the sole shareholder of multi award-winning Amisfield Wine Company. Read more »

East Timor PM congratulates media on new code of ethics, press council

Xanana Gusmao

Prime Minister of East Timor Xanana Gusmao congratulated the media in the country with the new code of ethics adopted. Image:

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Dr Mark Pearson

An historic congress of Timor-Leste journalists held in Dili recently voted for their first code of ethics and a seven-member press council.

The next hurdle for media freedom in East Timor will be a press law currently before the national parliament, which it is feared will feature a journalist licensing system and criminal penalties, reported.

The media law proposed by a committee of journalists advising the government featured self-regulatory controls.

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Kiwis Team to Play France

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Avignon, France, October 30, 2013 By the end of the Kiwis second match at the Rugby League World Cup, 23 of the 24-man squad will have had a game. Thomas Leuluai is still struggling with a groin complaint and won’t be risked on Friday night (Saturday … Read more »

New Zealand’s Got Talent: Semi Final Three Perfomers

Press Release – New Zealand’s Got Talent

The third New Zealands Got Talent Semi-Final is coming up this Sunday 3 November, with five more talented Kiwi acts competing for public votes to send them through to the Grand Final. Read more »

Hawaiian Airlines to help NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Press Release – Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines is delighted to be a partner of the third annual Starboard Paddle for Hope event this Saturday November 2, at Auckland Karanga Plaza, opposite the Viaduct Events Centre. Read more »

Quest Albany takes top spot at Quest Franchisee Awards

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartments

The franchise director of Quest Albany in Auckland has been named South Pacific Quest Franchisee of the Year at the companys annual awards recently. The awards recognise and celebrate the franchises and franchise directors who have demonstrated an outstanding … Read more »

We don’t know what we don’t know

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

In his opening address at the Pacific Damage and Loss (PDaLo) Workshop, Timothy Wilcox, Sub-Regional Coordinator (Pacific) of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction began with the quote, We dont know what we dont know. This means … Read more »

Kiwi novelists rising up Amazon’s bestseller lists

Press Release – Sterling Gate Books

New Zealand father-and-son writing and filmmaking duo Lance and James Morcan are prominent in a number of Amazon bestseller lists with two of their four published novels. Read more »

WOMAD 2014 revels in 10 Years in Taranaki celebrations

Press Release – Womad

The time has finally arrived that WOMAD enthusiasts hang out for, and the Womad curious get confused by WOMAD line-ups always contain a bit of familiar but are always filled with artists youve not yet heard of and therein lays the magic … Read more »

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