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The NGOCHR Expresses Concern Over Bills Tabled In Parliament!

Press Release – NGO Coalition on Human Rights

The NGO Coalition on Human Rights feels that the proposed Police Bill 2020 is a disgraceful reflection on the Fiji Police Force The NGOCHR expresses concern over proposed Police Bill 2020 4/03/2021 The NGO Coalition on Human Rights is alarmed … Read more »

Other Prime Ministers Have Apologised

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Ministers have on a number of occasions realised their comments or behaviour were ill-judged, gotten over their own egos and apologised to people for doing them wrong, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Prime Minister Jacinda … Read more »

Seabirds Spend Nearly 40% Of Their Time On High Seas, Study Finds

Press Release – NIWA

Albatross and seabirds flying close to the sea surface. Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King A global effort by seabird researchers, including those from NIWA, has resulted in the first assessment of where the worlds most threatened seabirds spend their … Read more »

Faith-based Institutions To Front Royal Commission On Redress For Abuse

Press Release – Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Witnesses for faith-based institutions, including Archbishops and a Cardinal, will give evidence before the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry this month, on their processes for resolving historic and current abuse claims. Phase 2 of the Faith-based … Read more »

Latest UN Climate Action Report Prompts Urgent Pacific Call

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

March 1, 2021, PIF HQ, Suva The Pacific is deeply concerned with the findings of the Initial NDC Synthesis Report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, confirming that current levels of climate … Read more »

ADB, UNICEF Support Health Care Workers In Fiji With 22,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

SUVA, FIJI (1 March 2021) The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), handed over more than 22,000 Cepheid GeneXpert test kits to the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services today as part of … Read more »

Ta Rē Moriori Language App Launched

Press Release – Hokotehi Moriori Trust

Hokotehi is proud to release our free Ta R Moriori Language App. The app provides an introduction to basic Moriori language and contains guides to basic pronunciation, mihi, karakii (chants/prayer) and rongo (songs). Eventually the app will include … Read more »

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2021

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 67th anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than 200 … Read more »

Finding ‘Nature’s Cure’ Drives Zonta Science Award Winner

Press Release – Zonta Club of Wellington

Seeking natural cures for human ailments based on traditional medicines drives the research of Dr Helen Woolner, the winner of the 2020 Zonta Club of Wellington Science Award. Helen is a chemical scientist and holds a New Zealand Health Research Council … Read more »

SODELPA Praises Sir Michael Somare As Visionary Leader

Press Release – SODELPA Fiji

The following message has been issued today by the Party Leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, Hon. Viliame R. Gavoka. Suva, Fiji | 27 February 2021 SODELPA is saddened to learn of the death of Papua New Guineas founding father, Grand Chief His Excellency … Read more »

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