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Abolition of death penalty in Nauru

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:53 am | Delegation of the European Union to the Pacific

Statement by the Spokesperson on the abolition of death penalty and decriminalisation of homosexuality in Nauru More >>

EU Commissioner announces support for Pacific

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:03 am | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Today 1 June, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will begin his visit to the Pacific Region, where he will announce new support for post cyclones Pam (in Vanuatu) and Winston (in Fiji) recovery and ... More >>

Get ready for plain packaging

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:23 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

World No Tobacco Day, on 31 May every year, highlights the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related harm. More >>

Truscreen Selected For Major Chinese Screening Programme

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 11:11 am | Truscreen

Cancer technology company TruScreen Limited (NZAX: TRU) advises that its technology has been selected for use in a major cervical cancer screening programme in North China. More >>

Tim Hunt vs Anthony Taylor for Vacant WBO Oriental title

Monday, 30 May 2016, 1:49 pm | Benjamin Watt

Australian Tim Hunt to fight New Zealander Anthony Taylor in Melbourne. Promoter Brian Amatruda has confirmed that the two will be the main event on his next show in July. More >>

Gagana Samoa - a language of the future

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:20 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has encouraged New Zealanders to celebrate Samoan Language Week 2016 – the first of seven Pacific language weeks to be observed this year year. More >>

Greenpeace responds to the G7’s Communique on climate change

Friday, 27 May 2016, 5:30 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace responds to the G7’s Communique on climate change Ise-Shima, May 27 2016 - The Ise-Shima G7 Leaders’ Communique does not reflect the urgency of the climate crisis we face, nor is it consistent with the momentum around the world since ... More >>

Can a law stop wars?

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:48 pm | HWPL

Seoul, Republic of Korea – 300,000 people gathered simultaneously in hundreds of cities including Seoul, New York City, Sydney, and Shanghai for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace: Legislate Peace Campaign hosted ... More >>

Police Cautioned About Using Religion To Justify Violence

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:20 pm | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

NADI (26 May 2016) -- Men-focused interpretation of religious texts to justify violence against women remains a challenge to effectively responding to the issue and police officers need to be able to recognise this. More >>

Glamorous NZ TV series predicted to provide tourism boost

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:01 pm | People's Republic Of China

The screening across China yesterday (Eds: May 25) by State television channel CCTV of a major New Zealand-based documentary will be seen by tens of millions of Chinese viewers, and likely lead to a significant boost in tourism. More >>

UN Says Refugee Programmes in Wellington are Key to Success

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:27 pm | Multicultural Learning and Support Services

On Wednesday, 25 May, Multicultural Learning and Support Services (MCLaSS) celebrated 21 years of providing support to Greater Wellington’s refugee and migrant communities with special guest Mr Thomas Albrecht, United Nations High Commission for Refugees ... More >>

Tech Friendly New Zealand Chosen for Mobile App Debut

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:49 am | Zivatar

Tech Friendly New Zealand Chosen for Mobile App Debut New Zivatar Mobile App Combines Battery Alerts, Picture & Video Messaging More >>

Lights out on Thai Union’s destructive seafood supply chain

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:39 am | Greenpeace

Indian Ocean, 25 May 2016 – Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza chased a controversial vessel at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain from its moorings today, in the latest in a series of global protests against the tuna giant’s destructive ... More >>

Precedential Appeal to the Supreme Court

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:26 am | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

Precedential Appeal to the Supreme Court: to Enshrine the Status of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission in Primary Legislation More >>

G7 leaders must move faster on promise to decarbonise

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 9:26 am | Greenpeace

Tokyo, 26 May 2016 - World leaders in Japan for the G7 Summit must use the opportunity to build on last year’s commitment to decarbonise the global economy over the course of this century, says Greenpeace. Since then the Paris Agreement has been adopted ... More >>

McDonald’s and global seafood providers make move for Arctic

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:56 pm | Greenpeace

Amsterdam, 25 May 2016 -- Global brands, including McDonald’s, Tesco, Iglo, Young’s Seafood, Icelandic Seachill, alongside the Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association, Fiskebåt, Russian fishing giant, Karat and Europe’s largest processor of frozen ... More >>

Improved Access for Muaniweni Farmers

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 12:59 pm | Pacific Reach Limited

As Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) improves Muaniweni Road in Naqali, the close on 200 vegetable, dalo and cassava farmers living along the road are already reporting an improvement in their access to market. More >>

Discovery Renews Hope for the Tasmanian Devil

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 12:49 pm | San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Global, in partnership with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, is pleased to share encouraging news from staff at the University of Sydney. Following nine years of research into the genetics of the Tasmanian devil, the veterinary faculty ... More >>

AFP statement on raids on Labor Party offices

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:57 am | Australian Federal Police

The Australian Federal Police can confirm that it executed two search warrants in Melbourne yesterday evening as part of an investigation concerning allegations of the unauthorised disclosure of Commonwealth information. More >>

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 2:24 pm | TEAR Fund

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon - Nz Aid Agency Life is getting harder for the more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, says NZ aid agency Tearfund. The NGO says it welcomes yesterday’s announcement that donations to NZ ... More >>

FWRM Calls for Stronger Engagement with Women’s Organisation

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 4:59 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

FWRM Calls for Stronger Engagement with Women’s Organisations to Address Violence against Women and Girls More >>

No refugee child out of school for more than a month

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 1:37 pm | Save the Children New Zealand

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit looms next week in Istanbul Save the Children is calling for a new deal for refugee children. Save the Children is calling for no refugee child to be out of school for more than 30 days after being displaced. More >>

Why the Philippines Should Be On Your Radar in 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:23 am |

Sun seekers, culture lovers and beach aficionados across the country are increasingly turning to one of the Asia Pacific’s most understated gems according to new research from that shows interest in the Philippines is skyrocketing. More >>

NZ Rights Abuses and Environmental Degradation Highlighted

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:34 am | Tina Ngata

Refusal to sign the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the 2007 anti-terror raids, were highlighted as causes of concern for a potential United Nations Secretary General, the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues heard ... More >>

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch Its Daily Flight to NZ

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:18 am | Hong Kong Airlines

[Hong Kong 13 May 2016] Hong Kong Airlines, the internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch its first daily direct service to Auckland, New Zealand on 10 November 2016. Airbus A332 aircraft with 283 seats, including 24business class seats ... More >>

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Friday, 13 May 2016, 12:30 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama? The Psychology Driving Illicit Financial Flows Robert J. Burrowes More >>

Brazil on the rise – South American beef expert

Friday, 13 May 2016, 12:27 pm | Rabobank

New Zealand beef producers have been put on notice that Brazil – home to the world’s largest beef cattle herd – is set to emerge as a competitive force on the global market over the next five years. More >>

Duterte challenged: End rights violations in the Philippines

Friday, 13 May 2016, 11:26 am | ICHRP

As candidates concede to presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) today joins the Filipino people in calling on the next chief executive to end rights violations and give justice ... More >>

New Gallagher Customer Service Centre Opens

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 4:51 pm | Gallagher Group

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) -Gallagher is demonstrating its continued commitment to the Australian market with the official opening of their new regional headquarters in Melbourne today. More >>

NZ Power Company Pokes Fun At Donald Trump

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:38 pm | Powershop

Online power company launches short video featuring toddlers quoting Donald Trump to promote the message of using power for good More >>

Taxi, takes the reins of the Stray’s South East Asia network

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:19 pm | Stray Travel

Taxi, takes the reins of the Stray’s South East Asia adventure travel network After a successful period of leadership, Stray Asia’s General Manager, Melissa Hutcheson, has handed over the leadership reins to Brett Hudson, the current General ... More >>

Dimension Data And Cisco Announce Project To Protect Rhino

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:54 am | Dimension Data

Both companies will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally More >>

Major Pacific planning event aiming to end poverty

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:10 am | Make Lemonade

Top New Zealand experts will play key roles in a major international sustainable development planning conference in Fiji later this year with the aims of ending poverty, protecting the environment and ensuring prosperity. More >>

Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea Continues

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 12:20 pm | NZ DPRK Society

In three weeks, the women’s walk for peace will continue along the southern border of the De--Militarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. Organized by 30 major South Korean civil society organizations, it is a call for a peaceful ... More >>

Football goals help teachers overcome the language barrier

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:38 am | Packaworld

A gift of two inflatable nursery football goals has helped volunteers in the Cambodian village of Prasat overcome language barriers and delight children and teachers, according to Wellington early childhood teacher Maeve O’Neill. More >>

Micronesian Police Officers See Value In FWCC Training

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:32 am | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

KOLONIA, Federated States of Micronesia (11 May 2016) – Police officers from Micronesia undergoing a Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre-facilitated training on violence against women and human rights have spoken of their improving awareness of the issue following ... More >>

Carrello del Gelato's sorbetto goes on sale in Singapore

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:59 am | Carrello de Gelato

Sorbetto from Wellington-based Carrello del Gelato will feature at this year’s Taste New Zealand -Cold Storage Food Fair in Singapore. More >>

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 10:35 am | Wood Resources International

Chinese log imports have trended upward in early 2016 with Australia increasing their market share the most, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly More >>

Football academy launches partnership with English club

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:49 am | Ricki Herbert Football Academy

After lengthy talks between the parties, RHFA founder Ricki Herbert and Fulham’s Football Academy director Huw Jennings have jointly announced plans to work together. More >>

Five in Top 15 at Badminton for NZ

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:12 am | NZ Equestrian

The Kiwis have finished just off the podium at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, but still with five in the top 15 on a history-making morning in the UK. More >>

Interfaith Call for Urgent Action on Nuclear Weapons

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:20 pm | Soka Gakkai

On May 2, a group of diverse faith-based organizations issued a powerful interfaith statement highlighting the moral and ethical imperatives for the abolition of nuclear weapons, to mark the second session of the 2016 UN Open-ended Working Group taking ... More >>

Statement on Save the Children Australia and Nauru

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:04 pm | Australian Government

Agreed statement about the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s direction to Save the Children Australia to remove 10 employees from work in Nauru More >>

Durban hosts HWPL WARP Office for inter-religious harmony

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:31 am | HWPL

Durban- Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) Durban branch hosted the HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) Office, Dialogue of Scriptures event on April 28th, 2016. The theme of the dialogue was, ... More >>

K2 Taking Flight

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:17 am | MDJ Media

Internationally, K2 is known as one of the world’s toughest peaks. But for Kiwi cyclists, K2 means just one thing - Coromandel’s Flight Centre K2 – New Zealand’s toughest road ride More >>

Mass Arrests in West Papua

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:10 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Canterbury and West Papua Action Auckland call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take action over the latest mass arrests of peaceful demonstrators in West Papua. ‘Mass arrests of activists are becoming an all too common fact of ... More >>

The Responsibility to Protect?

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:44 pm | Franklin Lamb

Can Responsibility to Protect (R2P) preserve our cultural heritage in Syria? Franklin Lamb Beirut This month’s Trafalgar Square exhibition in London of a digitally modeled replica of Syria’s 2000 year old Roman Triumphal Arch at Palmyra (Tadmor), which ... More >>

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine?

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:21 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? - A Schism between the Ruling Classes and the Wider Society Ramzy Baroud At the age of 21, I crossed Gaza into Egypt to pursue a degree in political science. The timing could have not been worse. The Iraq invasion of ... More >>

Australia’s French Connection: The Submarine Saga

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:14 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was all a funny business, but it is very clear that the Australian relationship with France, at least when it comes to matters of defence, has changed over the years. From being belligerents keen to pursue nuclear testing in the Pacific, to being “cheese ... More >>

The Failed Cruz-Kasich Pact: Trump and GOP Desperation

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Having Trump as a candidate for the GOP presidential run may look bad. Having a pact against him within the Republican movement designed to quash his chances to get the nomination looks even worse. It reeks of backroom deals, frustrated officials and ... More >>

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 >>


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