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Archive for November, 2017

Malo Island benefits from largest Vanuatu water system

Press Release – UNICEF

More than 2,000 people on Malo Island benefit from largest Vanuatu water system Port Vila, 28 November 2017: Today is a day of celebration for Vanuatu, particularly children and women on Malo Island, as the largest water system in Vanuatu spanning … Read more »

Pacific trade deal PACER-Plus is PACER-minus

Press Release – AFTINET

The PACER-plus trade deal with the Pacific Islands, tabled in the Senate today, has not been signed by Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the two largest Pacific island economies which together represent over 80% of GDP of the combined island economies, … Read more »

Indonesian double standards over press freedom

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

JAKARTA ( Media Asia/Pacific Media Watch ): West Papua and repression against Papuan journalists has featured in the latest edition of Media Asia research journal in a series of special reports about journalist safety at the UNESCO 2017 World Press … Read more »

Heighington back to take on Kangaroos

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup

Heighington back to take on Kangaroos Newcastle-bound forward utility Chris Heighington has been recalled to the England side for Saturdays Rugby League World Cup 2017 final against Australia in Brisbane. Read more »

Gerard Sutton to control RLWC2017 final

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup

NRL referee Gerard Sutton has achieved a career highlight and capped an outstanding year with his appointment to control Saturdays Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and England in Brisbane. Read more »

Morning Star to Fly over Christchurch

Press Release – West Papua Action – Canterbury

The Morning Star, the flag of the West Papuan Liberation Movement, will fly over Christchurch City on Friday with the active support of the City Council. Read more »

Australian refugee rights leader in NZ

Press Release – Refugee Action Coalition

Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Australian advocacy group, Refugee Action Coalition, in Auckland for a series of meetings with refugee and migrant groups, has called for the newly elected Labour government not to allow the dismissiveness of the Australian … Read more »

The RLIF Congratulates World Cup Finalists

Press Release – Rugby League International Federation

Following a pulsating semi-final between England and Tonga, played in front of a capacity 30,000 crowd in Auckland, England booked their place to face Australia in the Mens Rugby League World Cup Final in Brisbane on Saturday, December 2. Read more »

Lifeboat for Manus

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington are driving a Lifeboat for Manus around Wellington Central today in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island. The lifeboat will stop at the bottom of Cuba Street for lunch, 12pm – 2pm. Read more »

Clearwater Golf Club Named New Zealand’s Best Golf Course

Press Release – Clearwater Club

For the third year in a row, Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch was again confirmed as New Zealands Best Golf Course at the 2017 World Golf Awards ceremony at La Manga Club in Cartagena, Spain. Read more »

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