New Zealand to Join New Nuclear Disarmament Treaty

In a media statement issued this afternoon, Disarmament Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand will join a new international treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. “Cabinet agreed today that New Zealand will ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” Mr Peters said. “The treaty is the first international treaty formally outlawing nuclear weapons […]

Ground Broken for Pacific Climate Change Centre

At the groundbreaking ceremony in Samoa on Friday 11 May, from left to right : Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa; Leota Kosi Latu, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP); His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador of Japan to Samoa;  and Project Manager for Konoike, the international Japanese […]

Changes and New Strategic Direction at Pacific Business Trust

Pacific Business Trust (PBT) is undergoing a major refocus and embarking on a new strategic direction that will allow the Trust to provide better services and more investment for Pacific businesses, says PBT Chair Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira. The Trust’s mission is addressing economic disparity in Pacific communities through enterprise. Its last strategic refresh was in 2016. […]

North-South Korea Pledge End to War & Nuclear Armament

Photo – AP: Korea Summit Press Pool, Friday 27 April 2018 A day of historic firsts for North and South Korea. One people. That’s what Korea once was. It was divided into two nations at the end of the Second World War. So today’s historic events are significant and if it is lasting, it will […]

Kiwibank Takes Stand Against Predatory Financial Lenders

Denying predatory lenders banking services will help put dodgy operators out of business, says Kiwibank. Since 2011, Kiwibank has been working to support New Zealanders who have been victims of the extortionate interest rates and unfair sales practices. “There are payday lenders and truck shops in particular preying on the most vulnerable people in our […]

New Migrants Encouraged to Participate in ANZAC Services

Published 23 April 2018 – New Zealand Anzac Dawn Service at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension 2018 attended by Her Excellency Mrs Jane Coombs and CDRE Ross Smith MNZM. Photo credit: New Zealand Defence Force. Anzac Day on the 25 April marks the day that New Zealanders remember those who served and died in war. […]

Unpacking Auckland Emergency Management’s Lack of Contact During Storm

 Today , people in Auckland are seeing regular updates from Auckland’s Emergency Management/Civil Defence and Auckland Council and every infrastructure provider in the region.  Great. Last night, it was a different story.   No one in Auckland City’s Emergency Management communicated the severity of the risk to people, homes and property throughout the night.   […]

Fiji: Five Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing After Tropical Cyclone Flooding

Photo credit: Good Day Bread for Life Australia Information Source: Fiji Village/NDMO/Fiji Police/Fiji Roads Authority The latest news today from Fiji after Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Josie caused widespread flooding in the weekend on the country’s biggest island, Viti Levu.  Nadi and Nadi airport are located on the western side of the island. Police have […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Has Died

Photo taken 11th February, 1990 – The day that Nelson Mandela walked free from a South African prison after serving 27 years as a political prisoner charged with treason. This historic event was beamed out live to television and radio networks around the world. His wife Winnie Mandela was waiting for him and together they […]

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Lands in Pacific Ocean, Near Tahiti

It landed today back on Planet Earth in the Pacific Ocean, near Tahiti. That’s Easter Monday in the Pacific region. Tiangong-1 is no more. China’s prototype space station, whose name translates as “Heavenly Palace 1,” met a fiery end in Earth’s atmosphere today (April 1), breaking apart and burning up in the skies over the […]

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