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Governments’ Accountability For Responding To COVID-19, NCDs And Tobacco Epidemics

Press Release – Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla CNS   Politics, in many ways, is the ultimate determinant of health, had said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, a couple of years back. In lead up to the 2020 World No Tobacco Day, and before the first virtual … Read more »

Happy International Day For Biological Diversity!

Press Release – SPREP

‘Our Solutions are in Nature is the theme for this years International Day for Biological Diversity observed annually on 22 May. Nature-based solutions can support climate change adaptation, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, … Read more »

Fiji National University Review Of Teacher Education Programmes

Press Release – Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is today releasing the report of an academic programme review of teacher education programmes at Fiji National University. In 2019 Fiji National University (FNU) invited the Academic Quality Agency … Read more »

Confusion Reigns Supreme Around Church Messaging

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister needs to front up and explain why her stance on church attendance differs from the New Zealand police, says Agnes Loheni Nationals associate spokesperson for Pacific Peoples. In an interview on a Radio Samoa programme two officers confirmed … Read more »

Leading Pacific Health Expert Joins Heart Foundation

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

Pacific health leader Dr Collin Tukuitonga is joining the Heart Foundation as its Chief Advisor Pacific Dr Collin Tukuitonga Dr Tukuitonga, who is Niuean, is the Associate Dean Pacific at the University of Aucklands Health and Medical Sciences faculty. … Read more »

ITU and Kacific join forces to boost emergency telecoms

Press Release – Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have joined forces to boost the capacity of Vanuatu to provide a reliable communications network when disasters strike and to improve connectivity to boost … Read more »

New Report Highlights Deep Sea Nodule Mining Danger To Pacific Ocean And Island Nations

Press Release – Deep Sea Mining Campaign

A new report analysing over 250 peer reviewed scientific articles finds that the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules would be extensive, severe, and last for generations, causing essentially irreversible species loss. The report, Predicting … Read more »

Pacific Islands: Dengue Fever Another Blow For The Pacific

Press Release – IFRC

Taraivini Kabuta, Fiji Red Cross volunteer shares a message about COVID-19 transmissions through a window to a family in Uciwai Settlement, Fiji As the Pacific Islands battle to keep Covid-19 out, and continues to reel from the aftermath of the Tropical Cyclone … Read more »

148 Groups Worldwide Urge UN To Sever Partnership With WEF

Press Release – People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty

A total of 148 organizations from 28 countries issued a statement calling for the revocation of the 2019 Strategic Partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). According to the groups, WEFs involvement in the … Read more »

DANZ Presents Exciting New Social Media Takeover Season

Press Release – DANZ

Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) is excited to be launching its new Social Media Takeover Season this week, kicking off twelve weeks of creative inspiration and sharing from New Zealand dance artists practising across a range of genres. At a time when … Read more »