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Gordon Campbell on the RWC, and the Op Burnham inquiry

Column – Gordon Campbell

Last weeks cross-examination of the militarys former top brass demonstrated in detail that the NZDF had consistently misled its Ministers (and the wider public) for years, over the impact of our military activities in Afghanistan. Read more »

Thousands attend Auckland memorial for ‘Akilisi Pohiva

Article – RNZ

More than 2000 people attended a memorial service for the late Prime Minister of Tonga in Auckland last night. Read more »

Tongan PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva dies, aged 78

Article – RNZ

The Tongan prime minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, at the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum summit in Tuvalu. Photo: RNZ / Jamie Tahana Read more »

Veronika Meduna: Kaitiakitanga – Seeing Nature As Your Elder

Article – The Dig

This story addresses the intricate interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss, and how this disruption impacts Mori in particular. Meduna also discusses this relationship with prominent Mori scientists and environmentalists and inquires … Read more »

“Uso’s — it’s time”

Article – Le ausalilo Sadat Muaiava

When Seiuli Dwayne The Rock Johnson talked in a TV interview about how proud his mother was to hear him speaking Samoan in his new movie Hobbs and Shaw , I was filled with a sense of happiness and pride. What could be better than having our … Read more »

Man pleads guilty to conspiring to assassinate Samoa PM

Article – RNZ

One of three suspects facing charges of conspiring to assassinate Samoa’s Prime Minister has pleaded guilty while two co-defendants have entered not guilty pleas on a charge of conspiring to commit murder. Read more »

NZ and Australia plan to lower remittances costs in Pacific

Article – RNZ

New Zealand is in talks with Australia to lower hefty money transfer fees in several Pacific Island countries, as “stubbornly high” costs strain the region’s economies and hamper UN targets. Read more »

Spikes of Violence: Protest in West Papua

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers. Its Dutch colonial masters, in preparing to leave the region in the 1950s, left the ground … Read more »

Climate Crisis declared a critical threat to Pacific health

Article – RNZ

Parliamentarians from 20 Asian and Pacific nations have declared the climate crisis a critical threat to human health in the region. Read more »

Manus Island refugees offered Port Moresby move

Article – RNZ

Refugees detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have been offered relocation to Port Moresby by the PNG government. Read more »

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