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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Polio, Politics, protest, Reports, Sir Mekere Morauta, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Diplomacy, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Trade  /  Comments Off on Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

News headlines with the arrival of the Chinese president in Papua New Guinea for APEC. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Port Moresby last night to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit and is poised to steal a march on rival world leaders. With the […]

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Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cultural diplomacy, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific dialogue, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

A song called “Jacinda New Star in the Sky” clearly delighted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru last week: “Underestimating personal relationships in the Pacific is sheer ignorance.” Image: Screen shot from TVNZ video OPINION: By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled […]

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Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Jacinda Ardern, Joko Widodo, Measles, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Indonesia “satisfied with level of service and attention … and welcome” by NZ. Image: Jakarta Post/AFP By Tama Salim in Jakarta Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has dismissed allegations that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had acted disrespectfully toward Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by declining to speak in public during last […]

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NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Climate, Development, Diplomacy, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Video: Qldaah/ABC New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters has again hinted the Ardern government may exit China’s One Belt One Road initiative as Wellington “resets” its […]

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Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Anadolu Agency, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Illegal fishing, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

Jakarta will continue its support for efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis, says President Joko Widodo. By Mahmut Atanur in Jakarta Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, southwestern district of Bangladesh, as part of his official visit to Bangladesh at the weekend. During his visit on Sunday, Widodo said his […]

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Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy Now!, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Jerusalem, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

As Palestinians protest against US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democracy Now! profiles the issues. Video: Democracy Now! Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Nearly 400 Aucklanders, from a wide variety of backgrounds, joined in an impromptu rally and peaceful march today for a Free Jerusalem – “the […]

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The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, Green Party, Israel, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Foreign Minister, the Zone and the Convention Last month the relatively new foreign minister of our realm, Hon Gerry Brownlee, steered a wobbly diplomatic course on Israeli settlements, which became leveraged to a political level. In May, he described UN Security Council resolution 2334 […]

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How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Scott Brown, Torture, Trump, US ambassador  /  Comments Off on How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere Reports that former Senator Scott Brown is the likely nominee to be US ambassador to New Zealand has caused an intense, and essentially negative, reaction here in New Zealand.  The issue raises the delicate relationship between […]

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Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Borders, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Immigration, Indonesia, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia and Timor-Leste have agreed to establish a Senior Official Consultation (SOC) forum to formulate the settlement of border disputes. The agreement was made following a meeting between Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and Timor-Leste’s minister of development planning and […]

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Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact on Melanesia’s stance on [West] Papua.” That’s one of those pesky observations that’s neither […]

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Fiji deports US citizen for ‘swearing at president’

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, deported, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Fiji, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Swearing  /  Comments Off on Fiji deports US citizen for ‘swearing at president’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji President Jioji Konrote … target of an “obscenity”. Image: Fiji govt By Talebula Kate in Suva A United States national has been deported after swearing at the President of Fiji, Jioji Konrote, last week, it was reported today. Director of Immigration Nemani Vuniwaqa confirmed this in a […]

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Duterte’s message to NZ: ‘How I wish I could have settled here’

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Diplomacy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Duterte’s message to NZ: ‘How I wish I could have settled here’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meets admirers in spite of his widely condemned human rights record at the Langham hotel in Auckland. Image: Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald Exclusive interview by Corazon Miller of The New Zealand Herald The controversial president of the Philippines, known as “The Punisher” says he […]

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NZ should have barred ‘tough guy’ Duterte visit, says Human Rights Foundation

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray McCully, New Zealand, Newstalk ZB, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on NZ should have barred ‘tough guy’ Duterte visit, says Human Rights Foundation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz President Rodrigo Duterte … “engaging character” but extrajudicial killings off the agenda. Image: ANU/AsiaPacifiic The chairman of the Human Rights Foundation says New Zealand has standards for granting visas, and he does not think the president of the Philippines would meet them, reports Newztalk ZB. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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