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Evacuations underway on PNG’s Manam after volcano erupts

Article – RNZ

Government ships are on their way to evacuate residents from Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island, after its volcano erupted on Saturday. Read more »

Hurricane Lane now category four as it approaches Hawaii

Article – RNZ

Hurricane Lane is now a category four storm that is on track to head north and pass closeby the Hawaiian islands midweek. State officials are urging residents and visitors to heed warnings. Read more »

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 »

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