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West Papua Liberation Army takes responsibility for killings

Article – RNZ

The West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua. Read more »

All Blacks Sevens complete Dubai double

Article – RNZ

The New Zealand men’s rugby sevens team has won the opening leg of the World Series in Dubai. Read more »

Intensifying US pressure on NZ government over China

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Following US Vice President Mike Pences vitriolic attack on China at the recent Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, divisions have erupted into public view within the New Zealand ruling elite over the US-China confrontation Read more »

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere

Article – Robert J. Burrowes

Have you heard the expression climate change? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. Read more »

PNG: EMTV suspends journalist over NZ Maserati story

Article – Pacific Media Watch

The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend one of the countrys best reporters, their award-winning Lae bureau chief and senior journalist Scott Waide . Read more »

Refugees in PNG being pushed to the brink, Amnesty says

Article – RNZ

The misery of indefinite detention in Papua New Guinea is pushing increasing numbers of refugees to attempt suicide or self-harm. Read more »

Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC

Article – Binoy Kampmark

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left without a unifying message. This should hardly matter, but the absence of a final … Read more »

NZ aligned with principles not countries at APEC – Ardern

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she isn’t taking sides in the trade war between the world’s two superpowers after tensions ran high at the APEC summit. Read more »

US expands regional presence, part of Indo-Pacific strategy

Article – RNZ

The United States says a visit to Papua New Guinea last week was part of its commitment to a “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Read more »

Tonga and Vanuatu join China’s Belt and Road

Article – RNZ

The announcements came on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea last week. Read more »

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