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Archive for January, 2015

Solomon Islands Signs Agreement with World Bank

Press Release – World Bank

HONIARA, January 29, 2014 The Solomon Islands Government today signed agreements with the World Bank for a sustainable fisheries project, funding support for rural poverty alleviation and flood relief, as well as continued economic and fiscal reform. Read more »

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

Press Release – NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Nio conditions. However — as was the case over the past few months the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with … Read more »

Whangamata Tsunami Information Open Day

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Last weekend, 300 people attended Whangamata’s Tsunami Open Day to learn more about the possible threat of a tsunami to the area. Read more »

DEGNZ Selects Tusi Tamasese for International Mentorship

Press Release – Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship. Read more »

Bevan James Eyles author of the Fitness Attitude

Press Release – ElderNet

Bevan has been a world-leading fitness professional and high-level athlete since 1999, and has won the New Zealand Fitness Instructor of the Year title three times. Bevan has travelled the world presenting at fitness conferences, produces fitness … Read more »

New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand Defence Force co-operation with Fijis military forces will formally resume this weekend, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. Read more »

Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2014 The World Banks Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalus goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent … Read more »

Yeastie Boys raise $500k in 30 mins

Press Release – PledgeMe

28/01/2015 Yeastie Boys raise $500k in 30 mins Yeastie Boys cup runneth over with their equity crowdfunding campaign raising half a million dollars within 30 minutes, PledgeMe is pleased to announce. Read more »

Indonesian police to sink Vietnamese vessel in Papuan waters

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Gunboat diplomacy … Indonesian navy sailors keep an eye on a Vietnamese fishing vessel after it was destroyed for illegally operating in Indonesian waters in the Riau Islands, last month. Image: Jakarta Post

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura

Indonesian  police in West Papua have said they will sink a Vietnamese-flagged fishing vessel named the KM Thank Cong, which they caught allegedly poaching in the province’s waters earlier this month.

“The police will not give up their fight against illegal fishing perpetrators in West Papua. The Vietnamese fishermen proven guilty of stealing our resources will be brought to justice in the hope that this can have a deterrent effect,” West Papua police chief Brigaduer-General Paulus Waterpauw told The Jakarta Post yesterday.

“We have coordinated with prosecutors for special measures to be taken to sink the foreign vessel,” he said. Read more »

Labora Sitorus listed as most wanted in W. Papua

Press Release – The Jakata Post

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Thu, January 22 2015, 6:02 PM Read more »

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