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Athlete development must better support Indigenous players

Article – The Conversation

Several Pasifika rugby league players decided to represent the country of their heritage, such as in this match between New Zealand and Tonga. Supplied , CC BY-ND Read more »

Focus on housing squeeze, not refugees – Whanganui mayor

Article – RNZ

A Whanganui migrant advocate has criticised an iwi leader for saying the city should house Mori before it takes on refugees – but others say he has a point about the city’s housing crisis. Read more »

Ihumātao: Māori Development Minister meets SOUL co-founder

Article – RNZ

A leader in the Ihumtao occupation in South Auckland is describing a hui with the Mori Development Minister as positive and constructive. Read more »

Ihumatao no Bastion Point, says acting PM Peters

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters rejects suggestions the protests over historic Maori stonefields at Ihumatao, near Auckland Airport, are today’s equivalent to the Bastion Point protest of the mid-1970s, although he … Read more »

Deputy PM’s Press Conference 29/7/19: Get Off My Lawn

Article – The Scoop Team

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters lead Monday’s post-cabinet press conference as PM Jacinda Ardern is travelling on her visit to Tokelau following a stop in Samoa. Mr Peters will travel to Bangkok tomorrow for ASEAN, the East Asia Summit and bilateral … Read more »

Pacific Journalism Review Upcoming Edition

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Hundreds of Manus, Nauru refugees seeking mental help

Article – RNZ

Hundreds of refugees are seeking help for mental health problems each month at medical centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cab 22/7/19: Check Out Those Guns

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her press conference on Monday by discussing her upcoming plans, including a trip to Tokelau. She was then joined by Police Minister Stuart Nash to announce the next set of gun control reforms. Read more »

PM’s Australia delay ‘symptom of ageing fleet’

Article – RNZ

The embarrassing breakdown of the 757 Air Force plane carrying the Prime Minister back from Australia highlights the need to replace the fleet, a Defence academic says. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Kiwis being the Aussies’ Pacific go-fers

Column – Gordon Campbell

Inevitably, there was an aspect of what might have been about the weekends meeting in Canberra between PM Jacinda Ardern and her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison. If not for the surprise election result, Ardern would almost certainly … Read more »

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