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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, renewable energy, Reports, solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cambridge Analytica, Civil Society, data mining, ethnic cleansing, Evening Report, Facebook, Free speech, Gatekeepers, Global, Human Rights, Internet, Mainstream media, Marketplace of ideas, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, News sources, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance, Technology, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By Sarah Joseph in Melbourne Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being accessed by data mining company Cambridge Analytica. Outrage is brewing over its admission to spying on people via their Android phones. Its stock […]

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NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Evening Report, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, satellite, Solomon Islands, Technology, Telecommunications, Tertiary, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, USP, USPNet  /  Comments Off on NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

USPNet … the regional University of the South Pacific’s satellite educational communications system. Image: USP By Salote Qalubau in Suva The New Zealand government has committed $NZ6 million ($F8.84 million) to improve the University of the South Pacific’s digital e-learning sector. The commitment was revealed by USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra during the unveiling of […]

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Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accidents, Airport train, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Socio-Economics, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Technology, Waskita Karya  /  Comments Off on Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By Sarah Yuniarni in Jakarta A recent string of accidents in major construction projects in Indonesia has raised concerns of lax safety standards as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pushes on with his ambitious infrastructure drive. Last week, a retaining wall at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta collapsed and crushed a passing car, killing one man […]

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Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mosquitoes, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Smart phones, Solomon Islands, Technology, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

TechCamp in action … technology training and capacity-building workshops for Pacific health professionals. Image: US Embassy By Dr Sylvia C. Frain of the Pacific Media Centre An international TechCamp event, funded by the US Embassy in New Zealand and organised by the University of Otago’s Health Science division, has brought together public health professionals from […]

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Our stories of 2017

By   /  December 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, battle for our birds, Conservation, conservation dogs, Day Hikes, Department of Conservation, Environment, fairy tern, Great Barrier Island, Islands, myrtle rust, Native animals, New Zealand Government, pilot whale, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, Public Sector, Recreation, royalcam, short walks, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Our stories of 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Our stories of 2017 2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year. January: A #RoyalCam star is born We welcomed the newest #RoyalCam star, who later in the year, would be given […]

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Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  1080, 24/7 News, Animal pests, battle for our birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, monitoring, New Zealand Government, Otago, Pest control, Public Sector, Science, Technology, Trail-cams  /  Comments Off on Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Trail-cam footage before and after a 1080 operation Technology has revolutionised the way we (as humans) keep record of our daily lives.  Photos and video are now the perpetual wall paper in the background of our lives.  Wildlife haven’t quite caught the selfie bug (or […]

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Worlds Toughest Portable Audio Brand Coming To NZ

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Music, New Zealand, Press Release, Press Release Service New Zealand, speakers, Technology  /  Comments Off on Worlds Toughest Portable Audio Brand Coming To NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Press Release Service – New Zealand – PR.co.nz – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Worlds Toughest Portable Audio Brand Coming To NZ (PR.co.nz) Soundcast launched in 2006, with a revolutionary portable outdoor speaker called the Outcast. Outcast was special for a number of reasons: it sounded amazing with high power amplification and high […]

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Predator Free 2050 – one year on

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Technology, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Predator Free 2050 – one year on

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Predator Free 2050 – one year on It was one year ago today that the goal of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050 was announced. Community and public support to date has been overwhelming. The unity between community groups, businesses, individuals, and wider public has […]

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Kiwi video games played at Parliament

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Technology, video games  /  Comments Off on Kiwi video games played at Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi video games played at Parliament This week, MPs were playing games at Parliament. What’s new, you ask? Not the usual, name-calling and point-scoring political games. Instead, they played Kiwi-designed video games like Grow and Golden Threads. I was delighted to be able to organise, […]

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Kelray Heating introduce their next generation heaters in a bid to improve quality

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Heating, Press Release, Press Release Service New Zealand, Technology  /  Comments Off on Kelray Heating introduce their next generation heaters in a bid to improve quality

MIL OSI – Source: Press Release Service – New Zealand – PR.co.nz – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kelray Heating introduce their next generation heaters in a bid to improve quality (PR.co.nz) Auckland based outdoor heating company; Kelray has developed an outdoor heating product in a bid to improve the quality of outdoor heaters on the market. […]

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SG1 MotorGen Project | PR.co.nz

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Clean Technology, Palmerston North, Press Release, Press Release Service New Zealand, Technology  /  Comments Off on SG1 MotorGen Project | PR.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Press Release Service – New Zealand – PR.co.nz – Press Release/Statement: Headline: SG1 MotorGen Project | PR.co.nz (PR.co.nz) Integrated Motor/Generator prototype designed to be modularised which has shielding between generator and the motor parts which protects it from magnetic attachment. Our idea for the rotor is to (once cad drawing are […]

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Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, convergence, disruption, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, journalism, Media, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, public journalism, Radio NZ, RNZ, Society & Culture, Technology  /  Comments Off on Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest Last week I launched two policies to support Kiwi journalism because as Bill Moyers put it, “the quality of democracy and the quality of journalism is deeply intertwined.” Journalism matters because it’s how we discover what’s […]

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Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, biodiversity, Conservation, Corrections, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Otago, Otago Correctional Facility, Public Sector, Technology  /  Comments Off on Prison products proudly boost biodiversity

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Prison products proudly boost biodiversity By Susan Streatfield, Partnerships Ranger What do predator traps, grebe rafts, translocation boxes, wētā motels and red tussock have in common? They are just some of the conservation products created at Otago Correctional Facility for DOC and community groups in […]

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PNG’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil buy out

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, Evening Report, ExxonMobil, Featured, Gas industry, InterOil, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Oil and gas, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Singapore, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil buy out

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The majority of shareholders approve ExxonMobil Corporation’s takeover of InterOil in Papua New Guinea. Image: EMTV Papua New Guinea’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil acquisition; gender-based violence stakeholders condemn GBV deaths; and Sirinum Dam closure soon to affect Port Moresby residents are the headlines in the latest EMTV […]

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Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arms development, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Investment, Japan, Maritime law, Maritime security, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nuclear Testing, nuclear weapons, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Railway, Reports, Security, Technology  /  Comments Off on Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Sunday. Image: Beawiharta/Jakarta Globe/R Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link Jakarta and Surabaya in East […]

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Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Cyclone Winston, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oceans, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Small Island States, Sustainability, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The narrativeIt is noteworthy that there was no communications or consultations nationally, regionally or internationally as Fiji lobbied to get the presidency for COP23 in Marrakech. Even our fellow members of the Pacific and SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) were caught unaware. A robust consultation nationally would have […]

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SmartHealth to help ease pressure on Coromandel health services over summer

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, All news, Features, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, SmartHealth, Technology, Virtual Care, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on SmartHealth to help ease pressure on Coromandel health services over summer

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: SmartHealth to help ease pressure on Coromandel health services over summer A new, free online health service provided by Waikato District Health Board is being promoted to help ease the strain on local healthcare services in the Coromandel this holiday season. Every summer 200,000 […]

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PNG seabed mining an environment experiment based on ‘false hope’, say critics

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Deep Sea Mining Campaign, Deep-sea mining, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Nautilus, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parties to the Nauru Agreement, PMC Reportage, PNA, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Socio-Economics, Solwara, Sustainability, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG seabed mining an environment experiment based on ‘false hope’, say critics

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Nautilus deep-sea mining project “faces significant technological and financial uncertainties”. Image: Deep Sea Mining Campaign Nautilus Minerals has “pedalled false hope” for experimental seabed mining at the Papua New Guinea Petroleum and Mining Conference in Sydney, claims the Deep Sea Mining Campaign. Non-government organisations and civil society in PNG […]

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Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Defamation, Democracy, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Media monitors say Myanmar’s restrictive media laws raise concerns about press freedom under the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is well-known for advocating for democracy and human rights in the region. Video: Radio Free Asia The chief-executive and the chief-editor of Myanmar’s largest daily newspaper have […]

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