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Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Culture, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Sport and Recreation Awards 2019 4 February 2019 Entries are now open for the 12th New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, with two new categories for 2019. Every year, individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand are making outstanding contributions to enrich people’s lives through sport and recreation.The New Zealand Sport […]

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Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

Dominguis and Dolfintje Dimara pictured on the day they were married. Image: #InspirationalPapuaNewGuineans PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to […]

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Sport NZ releases report on athletes’ rights and welfare

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Culture, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sport NZ releases report on athletes’ rights and welfare

Source: Sports New Zealand Sport NZ has today released a report by sports lawyer Stephen Cottrell on elite athletes’ rights and welfare. Commissioned as part of a broader Sport Integrity Review, the report builds on the findings of interviews with 107 individuals ranging from elite athletes, coaches and high performance staff to National Sport Organisation […]

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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Culture, Diaspora, DJF, Documentaries, Education, Evening Report, KB, KB, Language, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, pasifika, Pasifika success, PMC Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

A look at the lives of Pacific islanders who choose to ignore or struggle to embrace their heritage. Video: Plastic Polynesia trailer By Leilani Sitagata Two final-year communication studies students at Auckland University of Technology decided for their end-of-year project to film a mini documentary about what it means to be a “plastic” islander. The […]

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Sir John Anderson (1945 – 2018)

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Culture, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sir John Anderson (1945 – 2018)

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Sir John Anderson (1945 – 2018) 16 November 2018 A message from Sport NZ CEO Peter Miskimmin Sport NZ pays tribute to Sir John Anderson, who passed away on Tuesday night, and extends its condolences to his family. Sir John was a man who made an extraordinary contribution to cricket, […]

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Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Cuisine, Culinary skills, Culture, Development, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Food, KB, KB, Media, Migrants, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

Students who volunteered for the AUT migrant cookbook include Leilani Sitagata (from left), Amina Mohamed and Tiana Lambert, who spoke of their experience last night. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Students and staff gathered in Auckland last night to launch a cookbook with a difference celebrating culinary delights from refugee or immigrant families – […]

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Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Culture, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Sport NZ seeks public views on sport integrity 31 October 2018 Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the […]

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Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Duke of Sussex, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Harry, Reports, Royal tour, Royal visit, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex outside the University of the South Pacific’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala campus in Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Suva Meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in person was a humbling experience this week for specially selected students from the University of the South Pacific, including […]

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Vanuatu student journalist launches first poetry collection and aims higher

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, journalism, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, poetry, Publishing, Reports, University of the South Pacific, USP, Vanuatu, Youth  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu student journalist launches first poetry collection and aims higher

Telstar Jimmy with her poetry book Journey of Truth at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva … now keen to help others publish. Image: Harrison Selmen/Vanuatu Daily Post By Harrison Selmen in Suva, Fiji Vanuatu student journalist Telstar Jimmy launched her first poetry book in Fiji last week and vows bigger plans ahead to to help […]

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New research confirms physical activity is tied to healthy mental wellbeing

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Culture, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New research confirms physical activity is tied to healthy mental wellbeing

Source: Sports New Zealand Back New research confirms physical activity is tied to healthy mental wellbeing 9 October 2018 New research from Sport NZ shows that Kiwis that are physically active are more likely to have good mental health. Those who meet the global physical activity recommendations of at least 2.5 hours of moderate to […]

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Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banabans, Banabans of Rabi, Bearing Witness, Climate, Culture, Documentary, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Student journalists, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

The trailer for Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom’s short Bearing Witness documentary. Video: Banabans of Rabi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A short documentary, Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, by Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the 2018 Nuku’alofa Film Festival in […]

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Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate Refugees, Cross-discipline, Culture, Documentaries, Editor's Picks, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Profile, Reports, Te Ara Motuhenga, Text  /  Comments Off on Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

A video made by an AUT screen production graduate, Sasya Wreksono, marking the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre. Video: PMC PROFILE: By Craig Major of AUT News ​Based at Auckland University of Technology, the Pacific Media Centre is a small team dedicated to telling stories from across the Pacific that you won’t read […]

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Spotlight on Summer Sport: Surf Life Saving

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Culture, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Spotlight on Summer Sport: Surf Life Saving

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Spotlight on Summer Sport: Surf Life Saving 3 October 2018 With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport New Zealand is taking a look some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years. Surf Life Saving NZ Junior Surf Programme The beach is summer fun. It’s also […]

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Spotlight on Sport: Tennis

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Culture, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Spotlight on Sport: Tennis

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Spotlight on Sport: Tennis 27 September 2018 With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years. A good way to try Tennis Hot Shots for the first time is by joining in a […]

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Compulsory Te Reo Māori debate fails to address key problems, say critics

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education policy, Evening Report, Featured, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, Maori Language Week, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Compulsory Te Reo Māori debate fails to address key problems, say critics

Māori language week was celebrated last week and the key issue in the media was a debate on whether Te Reo Māori should be made compulsory in New Zealand schools. Mike Mohr of Asia Pacific Journalism reports. Amid the debate over the issue of compulsory Te Reo Māori lessons in New Zealand schools that intensified […]

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Spotlight on Sport: Athletics

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Culture, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Spotlight on Sport: Athletics

Source: Sports New Zealand Back Spotlight on Sport: Athletics 20 September 2018 With the summer sport season fast approaching, Sport NZ is taking a look at some of the options available for kids aged 5 to 8 years. Athletics New Zealand’s foundation programme Get Set Go Athletics plays a key role in New Zealand’s sporting […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Federation Party, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, SODELPA  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By Sri Krishnamurthi of the Pacific Media Centre Fiji’s Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is confident of winning government benches in the 2018 general election. SODELPA, the largest opposition party from the 2014 election in Fiji, currently has 15 seats while FijiFirst has 32 and the National Federation Party has three in […]

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Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

Eden created an online series for Te Karere voicing the political views of youth. Video: AUT By Michael Neilson, Māori affairs reporter of the New Zealand Herald Advocates for boosting te reo levels in Aotearoa say it provides a gateway to greater cultural, historical and racial understanding. Minister for Crown/Māori Relations Kelvin Davis says he […]

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