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Henderson to Host Oceania Junior Championships 2017

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:20 am | Squash New Zealand

Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2017 hosts of the Oceania Junior Championships and the Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series will be the Henderson Squash Club in Auckland. More >>

NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:09 am | Yachting New Nealand

The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start at 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta holding the early lead in three of the ten Olympic class events being contested in France including the Finn, 49er and women’s 470. More >>

Manus detention facility declared illegal

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:47 pm | Amnesty International

With the Manus detention facility declared illegal, the Australian government must now do the right thing More >>

ICIJ to Release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 3:20 pm | Internatl Consortium of Investigative Journalists

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release on May 9 a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities that are part of the Panama Papers investigation. More >>

New Zealand Wins 2015 IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:42 am | International Bank Note Society

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2015. With almost 150 new banknotes released worldwide during ... More >>

Six Pacific islands ratify the Paris Climate Accord

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:32 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Pacific islands, amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global leadership this weekend when the Paris Agreement opened for signing on 22 April. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa ... More >>

Pope appoints cruise ship chaplain as Bishop

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:27 am | Apostleship of the Sea

A priest who provided pastoral support to cruise ship crews has been made an Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis. More >>

New Zealand's new $5 note wins international banknote award

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:16 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. More >>

Harmony and peace through dialogue of scriptures

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 10:09 am | HWPL

Zimbabwe - Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) The Zimbabwe branch worked together with religious leaders to host the 2nd HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) Office on April 21, 2016. More >>

Paris Climate Agreement signed at UN

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:41 am | ITUC

Brussels, 25 April 2016 (ITUC OnLine): Earth Day, 22 April, was marked by more than 170 countries signing the Paris Climate Agreement and committing to action to keep the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. More >>

Latest aid figures show support to education falls again

Monday, 25 April 2016, 8:06 pm | UNESCO

Latest aid figures for education estimated by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO, show that levels went down by almost US$600 million, or 4%, between 2013 and 2014. The share of total aid being allocated to education also fell from ... More >>

Campaign to strengthen intellectual property awareness

Monday, 25 April 2016, 2:18 pm | Joint Media Statement

Campaign to strengthen intellectual property awareness in Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands 25 April 2016 Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Community (SPC), European Union (EU), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and partners are celebrating World ... More >>

Samoa escapes mass destruction

Sunday, 24 April 2016, 12:59 pm | Oxfam

After a night of howling winds, torrential rain and power outages, Samoa has emerged largely unscathed from Cyclone Amos. More >>

Ending malaria: A priority in the Western Pacific

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:46 pm | UN World Health Organization

Ending malaria: A priority in the Western Pacific Region MANILA, 22 April 2016 – On World Malaria Day (25 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region calls on governments and partners to accelerate malaria control and ... More >>

Conservation of threatened species of aquatic life

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:44 pm | United Nations

Asia-Pacific countries work to protect and maintain trade in seafood while improving conservation of threatened species of aquatic life Penang, Malaysia, 22/04/2016 – With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic ... More >>

Growing military role in Thai Government

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:43 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai Government GENEVA (22 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s ... More >>

INDIA: Negligent about negligence

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:40 pm | AHRC

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission INDIA: Negligent about negligence: Mass disasters and the Indian State By Urmila Pullat On 9 April 2016, a massive explosion at the Putingal Temple near Paravur in Kollam, Kerala, resulted in the death of more ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Losing the sense of right and wrong

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:38 pm | AHRC

What would happen in a society where there is no sense that murder is a grave wrong to be prevented by the state and the people? The same thing could be asked about rape, sexual abuse of women, children or anyone else, about robbery and theft, extortion ... More >>

SRI LANKA :Absurdities arising out of delays in litigation

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:37 pm | AHRC

A group of people at a workshop identified the following as the basic adverse consequences of delays in litigation: More >>

ITUC On Qatar World Cup

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:29 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 22 April 2016 (ITUC OnLine): The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility ... More >>

CRPD publishes findings

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:26 pm | United Nations

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Portugal, Thailand, Chile, Slovakia, Serbia, Lithuania and Uganda GENEVA (22 April 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons (CRPD) with disabilities has published ... More >>

10 Great Events This #EarthDay2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:08 pm | Earth Day

10 Great Events This #EarthDay2016 Earth Day was bigger and bolder than ever before. It’s the largest secular event in the world. That’s the power of a contagious people’s movement that returns each year. This year World leaders united in New ... More >>

UN on Climate Change

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:03 pm | United Nations


EU needs to step up domestic climate efforts

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 12:47 pm | Carbon Market Watch

EU needs to step up domestic climate efforts to deliver on Paris Brussels 22 April 2016. Today at least 160 countries - and the EU – gather in New York to sign a landmark climate deal with an ambitious target to limit global warming to 1.5°C ... More >>

Obama: Our responsibility to act

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 12:41 pm | The White House

April 22 Today is Earth Day -- the last one I'll celebrate as President. Looking back over the past seven years, I'm hopeful that the work we've done will allow my daughters and all of our children to inherit a cleaner, healthier, and safer planet. ... More >>

Enhancing Niue’s natural resources

Friday, 22 April 2016, 4:41 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Niue’s unique natural environment and ecosystem provide for food security, drinking water and economic livelihood for the raised atoll’s population of over 1,600 people. The sustainability of the country, and the opportunities for its future generations, ... More >>

Red Cross supporting quake-hit Nepal along road to recovery

Friday, 22 April 2016, 3:35 pm | NZ Red Cross

A year after devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, Red Cross continues to provide much-needed support and training in affected communities. More >>

Pacific Must Continue to Lead Climate Action

Friday, 22 April 2016, 12:07 pm | Pacific Islands Climate Action Network

Friday 22nd April, SUVA, FIJI. Today more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to reaffirm their formal commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change in the largest ever signing ceremony ... More >>

First Chicks Delivered on Viti Levu

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4:41 pm | Food and Agriculture Organisation

Today, (Tuesday 20th April) on Viti Levu, 313 small farmers, including women will each take delivery of a box containing approximately 12 day-old chicks. More >>

Building safer, stronger schools in Nepal

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 2:39 pm | Himalayan Trust

A year on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, the Himalayan Trust builds the foundations for safer, stronger school facilities across the mountainous Everest region. More >>

Thai Union’s Destructive Fishing in Indian Ocean Targetted

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:10 pm | Greenpeace

Indian Ocean, 20 April 2016 - Greenpeace has deployed its largest and fastest vessel to the Indian Ocean in a bid to disrupt the fishing operations of industrial tuna giant Thai Union. More >>

We Call For A #GlobalDebout Day Of Action On The 15 Of May

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 9:42 pm | Nuit Debout

We call on peoples movements across the world to mobilise for justice and real democracy on the 15 of May, 2016 for a #GLOBALDEBOUT. We invite you to come to Paris for an International Gathering of movements at Place de la Republic on May 7 and 8. More >>

Greenpeace ranks commitments to renewable energy vision

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 4:24 pm | Greenpeace International

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 19, 2016/ -- South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s ... More >>

World Vision responds to Ecuador earthquake

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 3:24 pm | World Vision New Zealand

International aid and development agency World Vision is responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Manabi, northwest Ecuador, on Saturday evening (local time). More >>

Piped water restored to Nasavu

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:44 pm | Pacific Reach Limited

Repair works conducted by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) on the Nasavu rural water system in Ra, following the devastation caused by TC Winston, has come as a blessing for seven families there who have been without proper piped water for more than seven ... More >>

Victoria Kwakwa Appointed World Bank EAP Vice President

Monday, 18 April 2016, 5:12 pm | World Bank

NEWS RELEASE Victoria Kwakwa Appointed World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Region More >>

Countries vow to tackle antimicrobial resistance together

Saturday, 16 April 2016, 7:42 pm | UN World Health Organization

Asia Pacific countries vow to tackle antimicrobial resistance together TOKYO/MANILA, 16 April 2016 – Countries in the Asia Pacific region today pledged to collaborate to combat the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance which transcends borders ... More >>

Hillary Clinton Channels Allen and John Foster Dulles

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:46 pm | John Stanton

Hillary Clinton Channels Allen and John Foster Dulles: Is the Clinton Foundation the Dulles Brother’s Sullivan and Cromwell? by John Stanton More >>

American election: The two death options

Friday, 15 April 2016, 4:15 pm | Jamal Kanj

Donald Trump could change American electoral history for the better. Before explaining how, let’s first explore the politics and predicament of the 2016 Republican primary election. More >>

Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Negotiations

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:14 pm | Global Services Coalition

As the 17th round of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations is currently underway in Geneva this week, the Global Services Coalition (GSC), representing services enterprises and sector-specific services associations in our respective countries ... More >>

Helen Clark statement to General Assembly

Friday, 15 April 2016, 10:20 am | Helen Clark

Helen Clark statement to General Assembly Informal meeting with candidates for the position of Secretary-General More >>

Tongan Families to Benefit From New Partnership

Friday, 15 April 2016, 9:35 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga cemented a commitment to shelter projects that will improve the safety, resilience and wellbeing of Tongan families. More >>

Taiwan’s fisheries plagued by human rights abuses

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 3:31 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Taipei, 14 April 2016 - A year-long Greenpeace East Asia investigation into Taiwan’s distant water tuna fisheries has exposed Illegal shark finning, labour and human rights abuses, as well as Taiwan’s failure to adequately address issues such as ... More >>

Iran and Russia join the global alliance

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 3:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced this week that it is ready to take part in the restoration of archeological monuments damaged or destroyed by ISIS terrorists in Palmyra (Tadmor), which was named one of the six UN World Heritage Sites in Syria ... More >>

Stop rush to finish India and Pacific Island trade deals

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:47 am | AFTINET

“Trade Envoy Andrew Robb’s stated intention to complete secret negotiations on the India FTA in the next six weeks could violate the Caretaker Conventionwhich states that governments should not finalise trade deals in the election period, which is ... More >>

Next UN Secretary General must stand up for human rights

Monday, 11 April 2016, 4:05 pm | Amnesty International

The next United Nations (UN) Secretary General must overhaul the global approach to aiding refugees and must do everything possible to end atrocities and protect civilians in armed conflicts, said Amnesty International as the process of selecting ... More >>

Keeping Torture Fashionable: The US Presidential Elections

Monday, 11 April 2016, 3:29 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It never goes away: a state’s imperative to torture. What seems to matter is the degree of honesty officials have in terms of whether its deployment is secretive, incidental or central to the policy of obtaining information. Under the Obama administration, ... More >>

UNICEF NZ Executive Director in Fiji

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:40 am | UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand's Executive Director, Vivien Maidaborn, is currently in Fiji to see first-hand how UNICEF is responding to the needs of children and families across Fiji. More >>

WAF Carts Water to Those in Need

Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:11 pm | Water Authority of Fiji

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) continues to prioritise water-carting services to affected customers and non-metered residents throughout Fiji. More >>

NZDF Efforts Continue in Fiji Despite Bad Weather

Friday, 8 April 2016, 8:54 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) cyclone relief work in Fji has proceeded despite recent bad weather, including the category three Tropical Cyclone Zena. More >>

ShelterBox aid workers take cover

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:05 pm | ShelterBox

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji More >>

Habitat Concerned for Families With Only Tarp Shelter

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:58 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The national director of Habitat for Humanity in Fiji has expressed concerned for families without shelter, as locals prepare for a 6pm curfew and Tropical Cyclone Zina makes landfall. More >>

Red Cross on Standby as Cyclone Zena Batters Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 3:40 pm | NZ Red Cross

As Fiji works to recover from the devastating damage caused by Cyclone Winston, the island nation is again being battered by strong winds and extensive flooding from Cyclone Zena. More >>

Oxfam on alert as Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:11 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam on alert as Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage weak buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country ... More >>

Shelter Charity Ready as Fiji Braces

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:10 pm | Habitat for Humanity

The head of shelter charity Habitat for Humanity was today urging for Kiwis to support its disaster response fund, as families in Fiji, brace for the second tropical cyclone in six weeks. More >>

Alarming surge in recorded executions

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 12:17 pm | Amnesty International

A dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century. The surge was largely fuelled by Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International found in its review ... More >>

New cyclone threatens children and families in Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:41 am | UNICEF

Only weeks after Category 5 Cyclone Winston ripped through the country, Fiji is once again facing extreme weather conditions due to the presence of three tropical disturbances, one of which has formed into rapidly intensifying Cyclone Zena. More >>

Singapore hosts HWPL WARP Office for inter-religious harmony

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 4:48 pm | HWPL

Singapore - Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) Singapore branch hosted the HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) Office, Dialogue of Scriptures event on March 30, 2016. The theme of the dialogue ... More >>

Zimbabwe hosts HWPL WARP Office Meeting

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 4:40 pm | HWPL

Harare, Zimbabwe - On March 31st, 2016 Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) hosted the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Office event at Bronte Hotel. More >>

UNSG: International Day of Sport for Development And Peace

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:18 am | United Nations

U N I T E D N A T I O N S N A T I O N S U N I E S More >>


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