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New Approach to Drugs Will Save Lives

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army says increased support, announced today for New Zealanders suffering from the impact of drugs will save lives. Read more »

Boosting the Benefits of Cruises to Fiji’s Economy

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

Suva, Fiji, December 13, 2018IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Fijian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the cruise tourism industry to measure the economic impact of cruising in Fiji. The study – supported by the … Read more »

Helping Papua New Guinea Develop a Corporate Bond Market

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in co-operation with the Bank of Papua New Guinea and government and industry representatives is helping Papua New Guinea develop a corporate debt market. Read more »

Restaurant Brands 3rd-qtr sales rise 4.7%

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand, subject to a partial takeover bid by Mexico’s Finaccess Capital, said its third-quarter sales rose 4.7 percent as its overseas operations continued to grow. Read more »

Home-grown initiatives to end violence against women

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre

Home-grown initiatives in the Pacific to address violence against women and girls have better chances of succeeding and bringing about change, than overseas-designed programs that are implemented with good intentions but in the wrong context. Read more »

Join the Talanoa Call for Action

Press Release – UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 12 December 2018 Today, at the closing of the Talanoa Dialogue, the Presidencies of this and last years UN Climate Change Conferences (COP24 and COP23) issued the Talanoa Call for Action . This statement calls for the … Read more »

University creates first lava flow in Christchurch

Press Release – University of Canterbury

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterburys School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility the Lava Laboratory … Read more »

NZ’s National Statement to COP24 Climate Summit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The government that I am a part of, led by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, has been in office for a little over one year. Read more »

Community reps pass FIJI CSO code of accountability

Press Release – Fiji Council of Social Services

Fiji Council of Social Services(FCOSS) district representatives endorsed the Fiji CSO Code of Accountability for implementation by January 2019 at a meeting in Lautoka yesterday. Read more »

The Real Face of Justin: Are Palestinians Canada’s New Jews?

Article – Ramzy Baroud

How does one explain Canada’s contradictory foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel? On December 4, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, praised Canadas commitment not to follow the footsteps of … Read more »