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Declaration on independence for West Papua

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the signing of a historic declaration in support of independence for West Papua. Read more »

Foundation North provides Scholarship support for youth

Press Release – Spirit of Adventure Trust

The Spirit of Adventure Trust is delighted to announce the funding support approved by Foundation North of $100,000.00 towards Youth Scholarships. Read more »

Opening talks for new Pātaka exhibitions

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum

Three exhibitions are opening at Ptaka Art + Museum on Saturday 20 May Kereama Taepa Whakap, BOUNDLESS printmaking beyond the frame and INFLUX. There will be talks from the artists and curators from 14pm all are welcome. These … Read more »

Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Tonga

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Tonga to meet His Majesty King Tupou VI, Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and cabinet ministers. Read more »

Cyclone Donna: Flooding and evacuations as Port Vila is hit

Press Release – World Vision

Strong winds and heavy rain is battering Vanuatus capital Port Vila, as Cyclone Donna intensifies, having been upgraded to a Category 5 cyclone today. World Vision reports that peri-urban communities have been flooded, resulting in evacuations. … Read more »

Green MP hosts West Papuan independence leader

Press Release – Green Party

What: West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda is visiting Aotearoa New Zealand to build political support for a free West Papua Read more »

West Papuan leader Benny Wenda In New Zealand

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

Interest is high in the forthcoming visit of Benny Wenda, charismatic spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) who will visit Aotearoa New Zealand from 8 to 16 May. Bennys first public engagement will be a meeting … Read more »

Tropical Torrent by the numbers

Press Release – NIWA

The Tropical Torrent that spread over New Zealand this week, produced up to three times the normal April rainfall for some locations in three days, NIWA forecaster Ben Noll says. Read more »

Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of the South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting, has issued a Joint Communique agreeing on key areas to collaborate and coordinate. Read more »

11 SPREP Members sign on to Pacific Whale Declaration

Press Release – SPREP

6 April, 2017, Nukualofa, Tonga – The Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference closed on a high note today with 11 countries signing on to the Pacific Islands Year of the Whale Declaration. Read more »

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