Pacific Input Largely Missing in NZ Climate Change Consultation

Last month Pacific Media Network (PMN) reporter Mabel Muller attended the public consultation hui, pictured above, on the Zero Carbon Bill in Manukau, Southside Auckland. This is Mabel Muller’s report. The Ministry for the Environment has been hosting public consultations around the country this year to gauge feedback on the government’s Zero Carbon Bill. The Bill […]

NZ Pacific Students Encouraged to Study Climate Change

The director of climate change resilience for the Pacific region’s environment organisation working for 14 Pacific governments, along with American and French territories, is encouraging New Zealand Pacific students to consider climate change work. “Whether they serve the Pacific region here or in New Zealand, for me personally it would be satisfying if the passion […]

#Indonesia: Latest Impact of Magnitude 7. Earthquake

Timeline captured in photos and images in the last almost 24 hours since this earthquake hit. People are desperately trying to leave the quake-ridden area, leaving damaged buildings, thousands homeless and a rising death toll. Associated Press are reporting that most of the deaths counted were caused by collapsing houses, according to the Indonesia’s National […]

Hawaii’s Residents & Visitors Urged to Prepare for Hurricane

Update 06/08/2018 NZ Time PM: Hurricane Hector has intensified to a Category 4 as it heads towards the islands of Hawaii. National Hurricane.  The latest official forecast track sees the hurricane lying to the south but the National Hurricane Center warn that only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase […]

Climate Change: Still Time to Submit on NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Climate Change Minister James Shaw meeting with Singapore’s Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Meeting in Singapore last week. Photo supplied. New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister is encouraging New Zealanders from all walks of life to have their say on the Zero Carbon Bill before submissions close this coming week […]

Lagipoiva: Why Ocean Management Takes A Village

As we mark World Oceans Day, Pacific climate change expert Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson writes from Samoa on the significance of ocean management on small island nations and coastal villages. She explains the important role that communities play in sustainable ocean management as they continue to respond to the reality of climate change and its impacts.  […]

Hawaii’s Volcanic Haze/Smog Reaches Guam, Saipan, Northern Marianas

Hawaii’s volcanic haze produced by Big Islands’  active Kīlauea Volcano, erupting for almost a month, has reached the Northern Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Carried along by the Pacific trade winds, the Guam’s National Weather Service has advised residents that winds are expected to continue bringing haze for the next few days. Residents […]

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 […]

Hawaii’s Big Island on Emergency Alert After Quakes and Eruptions

Photo: Jeremiah Osuna Hawaii’s Big Island remains in a state of high alert and tension after days of earthquakes with a major 6.9 shaking the island today, and the eruption of Kilauea forcing out molten lava, opening vents through the earth’s surface onto residential areas and roads. Hawaii emergency officials have ordered the evacuation of […]

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