Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Award-winning photojournalist to visit NZ

Award-winning photojournalist to visit NZ

Philip Maher -Aceh


Award winning photographer and writer, Canadian Philip Maher, is visiting New Zealand next week fresh from reporting on tsunami relief work in Indonesia.

Few people have seen the world as Philip Maher has. For nearly 25 years he has traveled to more than 80 countries on behalf of World Vision, telling the stories of those caught in disasters and war zones. He comes to New Zealand direct from reporting on tsunami relief work in Indonesia.

He has chronicled the reality of famines and wars in Somalia, Afghanistan, Southern Sudan, Northern Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Chad, Burundi, Rwanda, Bosnia and Albania – to name a few. He’s traveled to some of the World’s most restrictive countries, including Belarus (Chernobyl radioactive zone) and North Korea where he helped deliver medical supplies for children.

He has reported from floods and earthquakes in such places as Colombia, China, India, Turkey and Bangladesh. He was on an advance team, which re-entered East Timor after civil strife on that island.

“I’m simply a story teller, the eyes of those who cannot travel, the mouth of those who cannot speak. I’m humbled by the responsibility. It is a privilege to meet people who are financially poor but values rich,” says Philip.

Philip will be speaking to World Vision volunteers at conferences in Christchurch (28 –29 Oct), Waikato (5 – 6 Nov) and Wellington (12 –13 Nov).


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election