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Action Urgently Needed To Combat The Devastating Impact Of Covid-19 In The Pacific, Says World Vision Report

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the region could face a lost decade of economic progress unless action is urgently taken*. … Read more »

New Zealand Ambassador To France Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Caroline Bilkey as New Zealands next Ambassador to France and the OECD. Aotearoa New Zealand and France have a shared history, and enjoy a strong, collaborative partnership. … Read more »

‘Trouble In Paradise’: Exhibition To Shine Spotlight On Climate Change In The Pacific

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A new exhibition revealing the impacts of climate change on Pacific communities will be unveiled at the National Library this November. Trouble in Paradise will present the sixty winning photographs of a competition run by the UK Government … Read more »

Tāmaki Makaurau Pulling Out All The Stops For Super Saturday Vaccination Drive

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

People will get a whole lot more than a vaccine dose this Saturday, with free ice cream, sausage sizzles, live music and spot prizes on offer at many vaccination centres and pop-up events being held across the city. Super Saturday, the nationwide drive … Read more »

Porirua’s First Pasifika Youth Vax Festival Vaccination Day

Press Release – CCDHB

Poriruas first Pacific Youth Vax Festival a youth-led, youth-designed COVID-19 vaccination event to encourage young Pacific and Maori people to get vaccinated. When: 9am to 5pm, Saturday 16 October Where: Cannons Creek Cage, Bedford St, Cannons … Read more »

Niue Confirms Limited List For First Passenger Flight

Press Release – Government Of Niue

Seats Strictly Limited For Passenger Flights From 19 October   The Office of the Secretary of Government of Niue has been working closely with Cabinet on the list of stranded passengers intending to travel to Niue on the first passenger flight … Read more »

Brierley’s Sentence Welcomed By Child Advocacy Group

Press Release – Stop Demand

Todays sentencing of Ron Brierley to 14 months imprisonment for possessing child sex abuse material has been welcomed by child advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. Stop Demand says that a prison sentence was fitting, both as a punishment and as … Read more »

Cantabrians Urged To Get Vaccinated On Super Saturday

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Helen Skinner, Senior Responsible Officer for Canterburys COVID-19 response: With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who havent already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic … Read more »

Mount Axford Officially Named After Prominent Space Scientist

Press Release – New Zealand Geographic Board

The official name Mount Axford has been given to a previously unnamed mountain in the Kepler Mountains in Fiordland National Park by Minister for Land Information Hon Damien OConnor. The new place name recognises Sir Ian Axford, an eminent New … Read more »

Central Wellington Area Officially Named Paekākā

Press Release – New Zealand Geographic Board

A central Wellington area covering the Botanic Garden precinct, Anderson Park and Bolton Street Memorial Park has been officially named Paekk by the Minister for Land Information, Hon Damien OConnor. New Zealand Geographic Board Ng Pou Taunaha … Read more »

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