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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 approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Dig deeper: A heavy vehicle passes gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s mining areas in Grasberg in Papua. Image: Nethy Dharma Somba/Jakarta Post By Viriya P. Singgih and Grace D. Amianti in Jakarta The Indonesian government has approved the conversion of the contracts of gold and copper […]

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Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, Land deal, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Heads roll and investigations begin over the Manumanu defence land deal. Video: EMTV By Gynnie Kero in Port Moresby Two Papua New Guinea cabinet ministers have stepped aside pending a Commission of Inquiry into the Manumanu defence ministry land deal in Central province. Public Enterprise and State Investment […]

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RNZI remains ‘essential voice of the Pacific’, says broadcaster

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclones, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Public broadcasting, Radio, Radio New Zealand International, Radio NZI, Reports, Security, Tsunami, Tsunami warning  /  Comments Off on RNZI remains ‘essential voice of the Pacific’, says broadcaster

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chief Ben Lovo and his family of Bongkil Village on Erromango, Vanuatu. He says shortwave broadcasts from RNZI during Cyclone Pam allowed him to warn four villages. Image: Koroi Hawkins/RNZI Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) continues to serve people across the Pacific region, delivering essential day to day […]

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Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CMATS, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Maritime boundaries, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, Timor Gap, Timor Sea, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Frank Brennan Without any media fanfare, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop published a statement on 9 January 2017 announcing that Australia and Timor-Leste had agreed to terminate the 2006 Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea (CMATS). This news is more welcome to the […]

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China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, capital defaults, Carbon Policy, Carbon pricing, China, Climate, Coal, Development, electricity, Environment, Evening Report, Investment, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz China is currently building more coal plants than it needs and in doing so is misallocating capital at an unprecedented rate. As of July 2016, China had 895 GW of existing coal capacity being used less than half of the time – and perversely has 205 GW under […]

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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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Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Culture, Development, Evening Report, exports, Featured, Global, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, plantations, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sarami Plantation, Sustainability, Trade, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tainted kava threatens Vanuatu’s kava export industry. Pictured is ground Vanuatu kava sold by a US retailer. Image: Vanuatu Daily Digest By Len Garae in Port Vila The writing is on the wall for the fate of Peter Colmar’s kava exporting company, Sarami Plantation, now that the Minister […]

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Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, ABC Pacific Beat, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Exxon, Featured, Hela, LNG, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, mining, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports  /  Comments Off on Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Police and soldiers in Papua New Guinea wait to board a flight to Hela Province in the Highlands. Image: Eric Tlozek/ABC/PNGMineWatch By Catherine Graue of Pacific Beat As hundreds of police and soldiers begin their work in Papua New Guinea’s Hela Province this week, there have been comparisons […]

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Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gary Juffa, Hela, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The deployment of military troops to Hela province is reminiscent of tragic events that unfolded about 28 years ago that sparked off a crisis and left more then 20,000 Papua New Guineans dead. When Bougainvilleans decried the unfair treatment of landowners, pollution and lack of the government’s care […]

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Massive tourism development proposal for Port Vila poses urban challenge

By   /  December 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Bauerfield, Development, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific tourism, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tourism, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Massive tourism development proposal for Port Vila poses urban challenge

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An architectural rendering of the proposed resort at Melcoffe. Port Vila’s urban planning processes are practically non-existent – so why is Govt pushing for a development of this scale at this location? COMMENTARY: By Bob Makin in Port Vila “An ambitious new plan to improve Vanuatu’s aviation and […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Development and injustice – expect the worst in ‘celebrity nation’ PNG

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Development and injustice – expect the worst in ‘celebrity nation’ PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz “Celebrity” development in Port Moresby … but the ordinary people lack medical supplies in public hospitals, good roads and bridges in the provinces, and suffer silently over lack of government services. Image: IPSNews OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby Development or modernisation is no magic potion. […]

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Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Land rights, Lands Department, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Powes Parkop, Reports  /  Comments Off on Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Cedric Patjole in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the state to use its veto powers to revoke land leases given to private companies or individuals and return them for public use. Parkop said many of the ongoing court […]

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Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNESCAP, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga delivers the keynote address at the opening of the regional meeting on climate change and displacement at the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva tonight. Image: UNESCAP By Debbie Singh in Suva A regional meeting to consider key Pacific priorities and responsibilities for […]

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Sope praises Fidel Castro over Cuban backing for Vanuatu independence

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Barak Sope, Cuba, Decolonisation, Development, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Fidel Castro, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, UN, UN Decolonisation Committee, United Nations, Vanuatu, Walter Lini  /  Comments Off on Sope praises Fidel Castro over Cuban backing for Vanuatu independence

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Vanuatu Prime Minister and the country’s first Roving Ambassador, Barak Sope, has expressed his personal tribute to the late Fidel Castro of Cuba who died late last week. Speaking from his home on Ifira in a telephone interview with the Daily Post, Barak Sope, who was one […]

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Moving Pacific forward in Auckland’s housing crisis

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Housing, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific politics, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, Youth  /  Comments Off on Moving Pacific forward in Auckland’s housing crisis

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Panelists: ASB Economist Nick Tuffley (far left), Alfred Ngaro (National MP), Jenny Salesa (Labour MP) and Su’a William Sio (Labour MP). Image: TJ Aumua/ PMC By TJ Aumua in Auckland Pacific members of Parliament were brought together this month to address the way forward for Pacific communities living amongst […]

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Media face blockade over human rights reporting in Myanmar

By   /  November 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Corruption, Crime, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights cases, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Security, sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Media face blockade over human rights reporting in Myanmar

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz AL Jazeera’s report on the crisis in Myanmar: The video includes exclusive interviews with villagers who reveal accounts of military officers killing a 13-year-old boy and women in a village being held down and raped. Video: Al Jazeera English Media organisations which, are attempting to report on soldiers […]

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NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Development, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Food strategies, Global, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nutrition, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SIDS, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz FAO’s Policy Officer in Fiji, Dr Tim Martyn, pictured above. SIDS representatives will gather at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this week November 1 – 3 to discuss the Action Plan. Image: UN FAO The death rates associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Small Island Developing States […]

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