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Our Vanishing World: Wildlife

Article – Robert J. Burrowes

Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth . It is now experiencing the sixth. Read more »

Leaders urged not to COP out of climate action in Madrid

Article – RNZ

The latest round of global climate talks has opened in Spain with the head of the UN warning the world risks sleepwalking past a point of no return. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cab 2/12/19: Once More, The Breach

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s began her weekly post-cabinet press conference by discussing schools’ responses to the school property funding announced at the Labour Party conference this weekend. Read more »

Samoa’s measles death toll rises to 33

Article – RNZ

There’s been another death in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 33. Read more »

NZ police close probe into death threats against Tonga PM

Article – RNZ

New Zealand police have concluded a person who made death threats against Tonga’s Prime Minister meant no harm. Read more »

Cyclone Rita to pass east of Vanuatu

Article – RNZ

The South Pacific cyclone season’s first storm has formed with the system between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu being named Rita. Read more »

Cook Islands ‘anti-gay’ bill needs review

Article – RNZ

The Cook Islands opposition Democratic Party is calling for a special meeting of the Crimes Bill Select Committee. Read more »

Disputed bus crash report listed faults in company’s systems

Article – RNZ

A newly-released WorkSafe report into a bus crash that killed three people in 2016 showed investigators identified weaknesses in the bus firm’s maintenance systems. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cab 18/11/19: Donations and Unexploded Bombs

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins to announce that 1563 of 1745 eligible schools had opted in next year for the Government’s voluntary scheme giving extra funding to schools which undertake not to ask for donations. … Read more »

Legal vortex grows around moves to arrest former PNG PM

Article – RNZ

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has lodged a criminal complaint against police minister Bryan Kramer. Read more »

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