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Archive for February, 2016

Women in Fiji need somewhere to turn, support

Press Release – UN Women

Women in Fiji need somewhere to turn if they experience violence and support in rebuilding their livelihoods. Read more »

Fiji Devastation: “worse than we could ever have imagined”

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

In Fiji, Cyclone Winston reached wind speeds of 325km/hour overnight on Saturday, 20 February. The damage is extreme and includes flooding, major loss of crops, destroyed buildings, loss of electricity and water and telecommunications connectivity. Entire … Read more »

Harrassment of activists in Wamena West Papua

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

Please see below a copy of a letter faxed today to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. It relates to ongoing concern about the situation of a Priest and human rights activists in Wamena, West Papua who are experiencing harassment. Read more »

Relief fund set up for victims of Cyclone Winston

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

26th February 2016 Media release Relief fund set up for victims of Cyclone Winston A Charitable Trust Account is now available to receive donations towards helping those affected by Cyclone Winston in Fiji. Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith has … Read more »

On Balance – This Week in Gender Equality

Column – National Council of Women

Kia ora koutou, welcome to On Balance – the National Council of Women of New Zealand’s weekly round-up of gender equality news, research and events. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested and let them know they can subscribe here . Read more »

Local expertise invaluable as engineers travel to Fiji

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Local expertise invaluable as engineers travel to Fiji to assist in recovery and rebuild efforts Read more »

An Open Letter to the People of West Papua

Article – Robert J. Burrowes

We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100 years of occupation, first by the Netherlands, briefly and brutally by Japan during World War II, and now by Indonesia. In that regard, we would each … Read more »

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend at duty free retailer

Press Release – Purple Sherbert

Its said that diamonds are a girls best friend and that is definitely the case for a very lucky grandmother of eight from South Auckland. Read more »

Cyclone Winston – has Auckland dodged a bullet?

Press Release – Auckland Council

Fiji has been struck by the strongest cyclone ever recorded to hit the Southern hemisphere, with a ferocity never experienced by New Zealand. Read more »

Kiwi Engineers ‘heartbroken’ over Fiji devastation

Press Release – MWH Global

MWH Global Contributes US$50,000 to Relief for Fiji Communities impacted by Tropical Cyclone Winston Read more »

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