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Organic, Fairtrade Papua New Guinea Bar Showcases PNG Cocoa Farmers

Press Release – Wellington Chocolate Factory

Fairtrade and Wellington Chocolate Factory (WCF) are launching a new, limited edition chocolate bar featuring beans sourced exclusively from Papua New Guinea. <img src=”” … Read more »

Women Sweep UN’s 2021 ‘Champions Of The Earth’ Awards

Press Release – UN News

A Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this years winners of the United Nations Champions of the Earth awards. According to the UN Environment Programme … Read more »

Cook Islands First COVID Case “historical”

Article – Government Of The Cook Islands

The 10 year old child who provided two weak positive covid test results after arriving in Rarotonga last Thursday, has returned a negative result in his latest test. That means hes not infectious and this is an historical case. The Secretary … Read more »

Public Interest Journalism Fund Boosts Youth Content, Investigative Journalism, Current Affairs And Industry Roles

Press Release – Foundation for Public Interest Journalism

Audience-focused content that meets the needs of tamariki and rangatahi, rural women and regional New Zealand is among a range of projects successful in the third round of Public Interest Journalism (PIJ) funding. Also successful in this round are returning … Read more »

Cook Islands Border Still Opening To Kiwis On 14 January 2022

Press Release – Cook Islands Tourism Corporation

Quarantine and isolation-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands will still resume on 14 January 2022, despite a child in MIQ in Rarotonga returning a weak positive on Friday. Its definitely still full steam ahead for the border … Read more »

Backing Horses: Australia’s Solomon Islands Intervention

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark

The history of humanitarian or policing missions is a history of taking sides, disruptive partiality and the forfeiture of the very object powers claim when intervening in another country. Things become particularly absurd when the individual or government … Read more »

Three Auckland Metro DHBs Hit 90% First Doses For Pacific People; 98 Community Cases; 73 People In Hospital, 7 In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Auckland Metro DHB (which includes Auckland, Waitemat and Counties-Manukau) has today reached the milestone of 90% of its Pacific population having had their first vaccination, with 82 percent now fully vaccinated. This is closely followed … Read more »

The Morning Star Flag: A Shared Identity, Legacy And Struggle

Press Release – IPMSDL

The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the 60th West Papua Flag Raising Day celebrating the continuing struggle of indigenous West Papuan for genuine peace, human rights and the right to self-determination. … Read more »

UN Forum Closes With Call To Ensure Inclusion Is At The Heart Of Innovation Policies

Press Release – UN ESCAP

A UN forum has called for countries in Asia and the Pacific to move away from traditional innovation policies and put in place next-generation, inclusive policies that are designed beyond economic imperatives to solve the pressing social and environmental … Read more »

Metro Auckland Hits 90 Per Cent Double-dose Milestone

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

80 per cent of Mori in Tamaki Makaurau fully vaccinated On the first day out of lockdown, Aotearoas biggest city is celebrating more than one significant vaccination achievement. Ninety per cent of the eligible population in Tmaki Makaurau is now … Read more »

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