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Brush up on perceptions of ASEAN trade partners, envoy tells NZ

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Brush up on perceptions of ASEAN trade partners, envoy tells NZ

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By TJ Aumua in Auckland New Zealanders need to catch up with reality about the country’s trade partners in the South-East Asia region, says an ambassador. Speaking to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) NZ Business Council today, New Zealand Ambassador to Viet Nam Haike Manning said […]

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France, New Caledonia support education, ‘francophone’ steps in Vanuatu

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on France, New Caledonia support education, ‘francophone’ steps in Vanuatu

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Leingkone and Education Minister Jean-Pierre Nirua have visited Noumea within the framework of the regional cooperation agreement aiming to strengthen links between New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Alain du Boispean, the French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Vincent Bouvier, the High Commissioner of […]

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Pacific corruption-fighters worry over online database future

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Pacific corruption-fighters worry over online database future

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Jemima Garrett reporting for Pacific Beat Journalists, lawyers and corruption-fighters are sounding the alarm as one of the Pacific’s most comprehensive online databases faces an uncertain funding future. Paclii, based at the University of the South Pacific, gives anyone with an internet connection access to a treasure trove […]

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Pacific corruption-fighters worry over online legal database future

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Pacific corruption-fighters worry over online legal database future

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Jemima Garrett reporting for Pacific Beat Journalists, lawyers and corruption-fighters are sounding the alarm as one of the Pacific’s most comprehensive online databases faces an uncertain funding future. Paclii, based at the University of the South Pacific, gives anyone with an internet connection access to a treasure trove […]

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PNG’s national court orders temporary stay on student eviction

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on PNG’s national court orders temporary stay on student eviction

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Sally Pokiton in Port Moresby A temporary stay against the eviction of University of Papua New Guinea students from both the Waigani and Taurama campuses in the capital of Port Moresby has been issued by the National Court. University of PNG students ready to leave campus yesterday […]

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NewsRoom_Digest for May 26 2016

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on NewsRoom_Digest for May 26 2016

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Report by NewsroomPlus.com For Budget Day we have a one-stop page for releases at http://newsroom.co.nz/categories/budget Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Thursday 26th of May. It is best viewed on a desktop screen. NEWSROOM_MONITOR  Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: […]

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Images: 5000 students at UPNG face sudden eviction after protests

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Images: 5000 students at UPNG face sudden eviction after protests

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz More than 5000 students have been evicted from the Waigani campus of the University of Papua New Guinea. University authorities did not ask if they had anywhere to go and have not provided any fares back to their provinces, say campus staff and students. Those without wantoks have […]

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John Key to make first NZ prime minister visit to Fiji in decade

Published By   /  May 27, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on John Key to make first NZ prime minister visit to Fiji in decade

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Prime Minister John Key will make an official two-day visit to Fiji next month – the first by a New Zealand Prime Minister since Fiji’s leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, seized power in a coup 10 years ago. Fiji news media say that Key will be there from June 9 […]

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Tony Alexander’s New Zealand Economic Overview May 26 2016

Published By   /  May 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Tony Alexander’s New Zealand Economic Overview May 26 2016

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Economic Analysis by Tony Alexander. As promised by the Finance Minister there were no big surprises in today’s Budget, the numbers look good with small though growing fiscal surpluses projected, growth averaging near 3%, unemployment falling to 4.6%, and interest rates not rising until 2018/19. The Budget Speech referenced an upcoming […]

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Jakarta has something to hide over West Papua, says Wenda

Published By   /  May 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Jakarta has something to hide over West Papua, says Wenda

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The United Liberation Movement for West Papua claims Indonesia is paranoid about regional efforts to seek accurate information regarding Papua region. This follows claims by the Melanesian Spearhead Group chairman, Manasseh Sogavare, Solomon Islands Prime Minister, that Jakarta has failed to respond to requests by the MSG and […]

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New tech downgrades reading, harms critical thinking, says Fiji academic

Published By   /  May 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on New tech downgrades reading, harms critical thinking, says Fiji academic

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Losalini Bolatagici in Suva Critical thinking — the ability to reason effectively — is declining and it’s worrying. Dr Jito Vanualailai, director of the research office at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, has attributed this to the excessive use of new technology and […]

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International students hit by UPNG suspension in response to protests

Published By   /  May 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on International students hit by UPNG suspension in response to protests

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz NBC’s PNG Tonight reporter Mark Kayok reports on UPNG council’s decision to indefinitely suspend semester 1 and the hostile response with a threat by students to take the university to court. The indefinite suspension of semester one at the University of Papua New Guinea will not only affect […]

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West Papuans in Vanuatu reject Jakarta response to Solomons PM

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on West Papuans in Vanuatu reject Jakarta response to Solomons PM

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Len Garae in Port Vila West Papuan leaders, through the Vanuatu Free West Papua Association in Port Vila, have rejected the Indonesian government’s statement criticising the Prime Minister of the Solomons, Manasseh Sogavare, as a “blunt lie”. Jakarta, through Antara news agency, said it was not true […]

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PNG’s two universities contrast in management style over protests

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on PNG’s two universities contrast in management style over protests

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Administrations at both of Papua New Guinea’s two major universities have contrasting approaches to dealing with the national student standoff against the prime minister. While the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby has closed its doors to more than 4500 striking students, the University of Technology […]

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West Papuans, activists protest against Sorong oil palm expansion

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on West Papuans, activists protest against Sorong oil palm expansion

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz As the indigenous people of Sorong, Nabire, Merauke and elsewhere in West Papua continue to resist oil palm expansion, there now appears to be some hope that the government is responding to President Joko Widodo’s call last month for a moratorium on all new permits. Professor San Afri […]

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Pacific Climate Change Centre step closer – building starts next June

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Pacific Climate Change Centre step closer – building starts next June

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Pacific Islands are a step closer to having their very own Pacific Climate Change Centre to be hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) campus in Apia, Samoa. A special signing between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Government of Samoa, with […]

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UPNG suspends semester studies to take academic ‘breather’

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on UPNG suspends semester studies to take academic ‘breather’

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Cleopatra Kolta in Port Moresby The University of Papua New Guinea Council has announced the suspension of the rest of semester 1, which is supposed to end three weeks from now, in the latest development in the student political standoff with the prime minister. The 4500 students […]

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East Timor optimistic on border talks despite slow progress

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on East Timor optimistic on border talks despite slow progress

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Tama Salim in Dili and Anggi M. Lubis in Jakarta Timor-Leste remains upbeat about negotiations on outstanding border issues with Indonesia, as the two governments continue to build on previous commitments to expedite the process. With 98 percent of the land border already agreed upon, officials from […]

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RSF condemns Australian Federal Police raids on media over NBN leaks

Published By   /  May 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Australian Federal Police raids on media over NBN leaks

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Australian authorities to halt their raids against media outlets over leaks about overspending by the government-owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN). The raids violate the principles of protection for the confidentiality of sources and whistleblowers, the media watchdog said in […]

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Unitech student leader’s reply to PM: ‘We’re talking about morality’

Published By   /  May 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Unitech student leader’s reply to PM: ‘We’re talking about morality’

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Carmella Gware in Lae A student leader at Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology in Lae has responded to Prime Minister peter O’Neill’s letter refusing to stand down or resign, saying: “We are talking about morality – not legality.” O’Neill responded to the University of PNG and […]

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