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PM’s Press Conference 20/8/18: MP Pay, Nauru, Antarctica

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway to announce plans to freeze MP pay until 2019 and develop a new system for calculating pay increases. This come after the Remuneration Authority … Read more »

Plea for NZ to save families on Nauru

Article – RNZ

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to offer to immediately resettle all 119 children and their families who are detained in Nauru. Read more »

Facebook investigating online abuse of Samoan author

Article – RNZ

She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT rights advocate – both highly contentious issues in conservative Samoa. Read more »

APEC host PNG eyes the main chance

Article – RNZ

Papua New Guinea’s government is anticipating a wonderful opportunity on the near horizon, but the jury is out on whether holding an APEC summit will help the country. Read more »

Renewed call from Vanuatu chiefs on volcano island

Article – RNZ

Chiefs from the western part of Ambae are again calling on the Vanuatu government to evacuate them to Santo rather than Maewo. Read more »

The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us

Article – Keri Mills

By Keri Mills, The Policy Observatory, AUT. This was first printed on the Briefing Papers website: Read more »

Kiwi Crisis

Opinion – Howard West

This is a letter which I could never have imagined writing only a few years ago. You see, since coming to NZ in the 1970s to sample the world renowned trout fishing, I was captivated by the abundant high quality trout water, the natural beauty, and … Read more »

Nauru 19 seek to throw out court case

Article – RNZ

Nineteen Nauruans facing charges over a protest three years ago are trying to have their case thrown out of court through a permanent stay on the charges. Read more »

Acting PM’s Presser: RBNZ, Police Inquiry, Twitter Affairs

Article – The Scoop Team

At today’s post-cabinet press conference Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters announced the introduction of legislation to amend the Reserve Bank Act. It will require consideration of employment as well as inflation when setting the base interest rate. The rate … Read more »

Fiji govt’s approach to media made job difficult

Article – RNZ

The outgoing general manager and publisher of the Fiji Times says his job has been made difficult by the government’s draconian approach to the media. Read more »

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