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Archive for March, 2017

The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility – Binoy Kampmark

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the … Read more »

Dakuivuna villagers commit to mowing programme

Press Release – Fultan Hogan

Trialed last year with the villagers of Dakuivuna in Tailevu, who have now taken over the task of mowing 1.5km of Dakuivuna Road upon advice from Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH), Its great to see the villagers taking this on board and owning the process, … Read more »

New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fijis border security. Read more »

A fresh new face Original Foods

Press Release – Original Foods Baking Co.

Christchurch, New Zealand: One of New Zealands largest privately owned wholesale baked goods manufacturers has marked the companys 25th year of operation with the launch of a new name and logo to better reflect the companys range of quality, … Read more »

Salvation Army calls for extra help

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders. Read more »

McCully welcomes cooperation with China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today signed two arrangements with China aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of fisheries and international development, particularly in the Pacific region. Read more »

UPDATE: Hagamans say Little apology not genuine

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed, even though Little publicly apologised today after the Auditor-General found no link between the couple’s political donations … Read more »

Hagamans to proceed with defamation case against Little

Press Release – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – Defamation proceedings against Labour Party leader Andrew Little by Earl and Lani Hagaman will proceed, with Little publicly apologising today after the Auditor-General found no link between a donation made by the couple and … Read more »

Pacific feminists negotiating in shrinking spaces

Press Release – Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

Pacific feminists and women led groups are pressing for a CSW61 Agreed Outcome document that shows Governments showing courage to change the inequalities within and between states, examining and addressing sustainable consumption and production … Read more »

Statement re Earl Hagaman

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

In June last year, Mr Earl and Mrs Lani Hagaman issued defamation proceedings over media statements I made about the award in September 2014 of a hotel management contract in Niue to the Scenic Hotel Group (in which they were shareholders and directors) … Read more »

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