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Albania

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Albania

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 26 April 2018, 16:55 NZST Still current at: 26 April 2018 There is some risk to your security in Albania due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution. TerrorismThere is a heightened threat of terrorism across Europe. Terrorist groups, including those […]

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Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Government, Intelligence, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Paul G Buchanan, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

Paul Buchanan On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective. – 36th Parallel Assessments Introduction. Dr Paul Buchanan, co-founder of 36th Parallel Assessments. 36th Parallel Assessments’ Director Paul G. Buchanan has been named as a member of the New Zealand Inspector General of Intelligence and Security’s Reference Group, an external interest intermediation panel. The backdrop to his […]

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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Legal aid, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru’s appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre. […]

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Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni Tropical Cyclone Keni is forecast to pass close to Fiji around midnight Tuesday and just south of Viti Levu by late Tuesday. This will bring strong and gale force winds and rain to the western areas around Nadi, Lautoka, […]

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Turkey: Anzac Day 2018

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Anzac Day 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Turkey: Anzac Day 2018 Anzac Day 2018 commemorations in Gallipoli, TurkeyOn Anzac Day 2018, we will commemorate the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. There is no ballot for the 2018 Anzac Day services at Gallipoli but attendees will require an attendance pass (which can […]

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Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Beheading, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Madang, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, scott waide, Security, violence  /  Comments Off on Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

Papua New Guinean police at the scene of the violence near Madang yesterday. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in Madang Two people are dead and a Papua New Guinean policeman is in critical condition in hospital after being wounded in clashes yesterday near Madang town. The policeman, a senior constable, was trying to negotiate […]

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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of a fact-finding mission investigating human rights violations against peasant farmers and indigenous Lumads in Mindanao. Since their arrival at […]

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PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Lae, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police shoot-out, Reports, Robbery, Security  /  Comments Off on PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

PNG police mobile squad vehicles at the robbery chase scene in Lae yesterday. Image: Loop PNG Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Three suspected members of an armed criminal gang in Papua New Guinea’s second city of Lae are dead following a botched armed robbery,  the PNG Post-Courier reports. One of the gang members is lucky to […]

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Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018

By   /  April 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Australia: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4-15 April 2018 The 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place from 4-15 April, on Australia’s Gold Coast. More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories will gather on the Gold Coast and event […]

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Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Fiji – Meningococcal outbreak The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services has issued a public notice advising of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Fiji. Though the risk for travellers to Fiji is low, people staying in local communities or for longer […]

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Bolivia

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Bolivia

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel There is some risk to your security in Bolivia due to the potential for civil unrest and violent crime and we advise caution.  Civil unrestThe political situation in Bolivia is unpredictable, and there are ongoing political and social tensions. Protests are frequent and […]

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Austria

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Austria

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 26 March 2018, 16:20 NZDT Still current at: 26 March 2018 There is some risk to your security in Austria due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution. ‘); $(‘#close-map’).click(function(){ $overlay.hide(); $(this).remove(); }); }); $(‘.overlay-bg’).click(function(){ $overlay.hide(); }); initialize(); }); View […]

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Open letter to PM Ardern: Raise Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi

By   /  March 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Health, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jacinda Ardern, Joko Widodo, Justice, Maire Leadbeater, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Separatism, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on Open letter to PM Ardern: Raise Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi

Yanto Awerkion, a young activist who was promoting a petition calling for the UN Decolonisation Committee to become involved in West Papua, was jailed for more that 9 months for “treason”. He will be released shortly due to international pressure. Image: Free West Papua Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An advocacy group, West Papua Action Auckland, […]

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Australian doctors to be flown into PNG’s quake-stricken areas

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Health, Health emergency, Hela, Highlands, Medical aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands  /  Comments Off on Australian doctors to be flown into PNG’s quake-stricken areas

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says 20 helicopters have now been deployed on Papua New Guinea’s disaster relief operations. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Australian medical doctors will be at earthquake-affected areas soon to give medical aid and complement the local medical efforts to people who need medical help, the Post-Courier reports. Prime Minister […]

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Counting the cost of PNG’s devastating earthquake – many uncertainties

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Human Rights, Institute of National Affairs, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reconstruction, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Counting the cost of PNG’s devastating earthquake – many uncertainties

SPECIAL REPORT: Shirley Mauludu in Port Moresby reports on the earthquake which hit parts of three Highlands provinces almost two weeks ago, leaving behind a trail of destruction, injuries, loss of lives and massive damage to infrastructure. She talks to economist and Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker about the challenges of recovery. […]

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Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate Finance, Climate Journalism, COP23, COP24, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nazhat Shameem Khan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Security, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

ANALYSIS: By Megan Darby, deputy editor of Climate Change News Fiji’s presidency of the United Nations climate talks was an unprecedented opportunity for the Pacific island state to make its mark internationally. But the sudden removal of chief climate negotiator Nazhat Shameem Khan last month, despite praise for her leadership, revealed a rift between the […]

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Sri Lanka – State of Emergency

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka – State of Emergency

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sri Lanka – State of Emergency On 6 March 2018, the Sri Lankan Government declared a nationwide State of Emergency due to incidents of communal unrest. The State of Emergency provides authorities with increased powers to search individuals, impose […]

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70 PNG soldiers deployed in quake zone as death toll hits 100

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on 70 PNG soldiers deployed in quake zone as death toll hits 100

EMTV’s Scott Waide reports from the earthquake zone. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Papua New Guinea Defence Force has deployed 70 soldiers from Port Moresby to Southern Highlands and Hela provinces in the aftermath of last wek’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. They are tasked to provide security, medical assistance, distribute relief supplies and set up care […]

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PNG’s earthquake death toll in Highlands now tops 75

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Deaths, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, Humanitarian relief, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on PNG’s earthquake death toll in Highlands now tops 75

By Sylvester Gawi in Limu village, Hela, Papua New Guinea Thousands of people have been displaced and are still waiting for relief assistance in disaster affected areas in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces a week after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake destroyed their homes and food gardens in Papua New Guinea. Aftershocks below 5 magnitude have […]

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K150m released to PNG’s earthquake-ravaged districts in more relief efforts

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on K150m released to PNG’s earthquake-ravaged districts in more relief efforts

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill visiting disaster-hit areas at the weekend. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Provinces affected by Papua New Guinea’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake a week ago will continue to experience aftershocks. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said that while minor tremors would still be felt, the national government was finalising arrangements to airlift […]

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