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Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller 22 Feb 2018 The thoughts of EQC’s Board, management and staff are once again with the people of Canterbury as we recognise the seventh anniversary of the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that forever changed the region. The impact of the […]

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EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita EQC is encouraging homeowners to lodge a claim if their property has been damaged as ex-Cyclone Gita crosses the country. Chief Customer Officer Trish Keith says that although many people are still cleaning up and repairing damage caused by […]

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Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today. Oxfam is publishing the report, written […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update 8

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update 8

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update 8 Kia Ora, In this month’s newsletter you can find an update on how many EQC customers have received their Kaikoura earthquake settlement and hear more about our plans, and timeframes, to complete remaining claims. How we are doing As at 31 January […]

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Scientists send snapper to boot camp

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists send snapper to boot camp

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Scientists send snapper to boot camp At a laboratory just outside Whangarei, scientists are putting very young snapper through comprehensive physical testing – including a full medical check-up involving smell, hearing, vision, and even anxiety testing. NIWA’s Northland Marine Research Centre […]

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Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Journalism, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the previous Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Samoan Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this […]

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Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse Oxfam today announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women’s rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices. The plan […]

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Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries. Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings. EQC is providing $61,000 […]

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Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. […]

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70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom […]

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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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Knowledge transfer for sustainable risk communication practice: Advancing student and professionals’ skills in risk communication

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Knowledge transfer for sustainable risk communication practice: Advancing student and professionals’ skills in risk communication

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Knowledge transfer for sustainable risk communication practice: Advancing student and professionals’ skills in risk communication Jacqueline Dohaney, Thomas Wilson, University of Canterbury (EQC funded project 15/SP714) RSK 1405 – Knowledge transfer for sustainable risk communication practice: Advancing student and professionals skills in risk communication – (EQC […]

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EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis Where are tsunamis likely to flow in Porirua, and what does that mean for where you put buildings?  This is the question EQC has funded GNS scientist Dr Wendy Saunders to research. “Porirua City Council is […]

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EQC claim numbers for February storm

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC claim numbers for February storm

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC claim numbers for February storm The Earthquake Commission has so far received 60 claims for damage caused by the remnants of Cyclone Fehi earlier this month, with 53 of them from the South Island and the remaining seven from the North Island. Chief Customer Officer […]

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Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond Oxfam is on standby to respond to Cyclone Gita, as latest forecasts predict the storm could intensify up to a category 5 cyclone before affecting Tonga later tonight. Up to 70% of the country’s population is at risk […]

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Improved understanding of liquefaction effects on shallow foundations for enhanced aseismic design

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Improved understanding of liquefaction effects on shallow foundations for enhanced aseismic design

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Improved understanding of liquefaction effects on shallow foundations for enhanced aseismic design Nawawi Chouw, Rolando Orense, Gonzalo Barrios, Tam Larkin, University of Auckland  (EQC funded project 14/662) Non-Technical Abstract This experimental research project was carried out to determine the response of saturated sandy soil to strong […]

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Mata’afa Keni Lesa: Cyclone Gita’s over but remember Ofa’s vengeance

By   /  February 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Evan, Cyclone Gita, Cyclone Ofa, Cyclones, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Samoa Observer, Weather  /  Comments Off on Mata’afa Keni Lesa: Cyclone Gita’s over but remember Ofa’s vengeance

OPINION: By Mata’afa Keni Lesa, editor of the Samoa Observer Tropical Cyclone Gita has left just as quickly as it arrived on Friday night and yesterday morning. Within six hours, it left hundreds of people devastated as a result of strong winds and flooding. Folks, it sends shivers down the spine to think what more […]

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Oxfam’s reaction to recent news on sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad

By   /  February 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s reaction to recent news on sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam’s reaction to recent news on sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad In 2011 some members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti acted in a way that was totally unacceptable and is the most appalling mark against the high values we set ourselves at Oxfam.  On […]

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Oxfam’s reaction to the The Times sexual misconduct story in Haiti

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s reaction to the The Times sexual misconduct story in Haiti

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam’s reaction to the The Times sexual misconduct story in Haiti In 2011 some members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti acted in a way that was totally unacceptable and is the most appalling mark against the high values we set ourselves at Oxfam. Oxfam’s priority […]

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Foreign journalists ban over ferry disaster blamed on climate doco

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Disasters, Documentaries, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Ferry disasters, Global Warming, Human Rights, Kiribati, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Shipping, Television  /  Comments Off on Foreign journalists ban over ferry disaster blamed on climate doco

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? Kiribati (pop. 100,000) is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time – imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. This documentary, Anote’s Ark, has been blamed by Kiribati immigration officials for their block on foreign journalists. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A […]

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