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Archive for March, 2015

Tonight on Evening Report – March 31 2015

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Tonight on Evening Report we lead with a video cross to Hanoi to gauge how delegates from South East Asia, meeting on nuclear disarmament in Vietnam, have responded to news New Zealand has been spying on its trading partners. This and more in tonight’s … Read more »

Gov’t extends sea cucumber harvesting period

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

The Government through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has extended the harvesting period for sea cucumber (bech-de-mer) for an additional month on strict conditions. Read more »

Solomons timber exporters gauge true Anzac market potential

Press Release – Pacific Periscope

Delegates of the Solomon Islands Timber Export Mission to New Zealand have described their experience as invaluable. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference Transcript: 16 March 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Right, good afternoon. Id like to start by saying our thoughts are with our Pacific neighbours following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam. Information is still coming, but it appears that Cyclone Pam has caused extensive damage and also, sadly, … Read more »

El Nino conditions but mild April forecast

Press Release – MetService

“El Nino conditions are now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. “Cyclone Pam produced one of the strongest reversals of the tropical trade winds seen in recent years. Known as ‘westerly … Read more »

A Flood Of Committee Reports

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2013/14 Annual review of the Department of Internal Affairs by the Government Administration Committee 2013/14 Annual review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by the Government Administration Committee 2013/14 Annual review of the Ministry … Read more »

Makhlouf: Connecting Internationally

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

This afternoon, Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, is giving a speech to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle on international connections. Below is the text of the speech. Read more »

Te Papa’s new art season opens the glory box

Press Release – Te Papa

Gretchen Albrecht in front of In a shower of gold, 2011, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Kallan MacLeod. Read more »

UNDP gives women training for contesting Bougainville elections

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Agnes Titus speaking at an election meeting. She is standing for the Nissan seat. Although Bougainville is a matrilineal society, no woman has been elected to the regional parliament. Image: RNDFM

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Report – By Pacific Media Watch

A three-day workshop held by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea has focused on training women seeking to contest the upcoming 2015 General Election in Bougainville.

Radio Australia presenter Richard Ewert has spoken to the head of the UNDP’s governance team, Julie Bukikun.

Bukikun raised the issue of gender equality in the political field and said part of the reason for running a workshop was the recognition that the “difficulties that women face and the challenges out there in elections”  are similar to the challenges faced by local women. Read more »

World Bank Group offers support to aid Vanuatu’s recovery

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 The World Bank Group today announced that Vanuatu has received a US$1.9 million payout from the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot, the first of several measures that will help the Pacific Island country recover … Read more »

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