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Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, have been discharged without conviction following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. The Napier District Court today delivered a ‘discharge without conviction ‘ decision for […]

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Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is […]

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Measuring Groundwater Health | ESR

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Measuring Groundwater Health | ESR

Source: ESR ESR scientists studying groundwater aquifers in Canterbury and Southland are seeing a reduction in biological diversity due to an increase in nutrient concentrations. The research project, which was presented at the September Water New Zealand Conference in Hamilton, is looking at what the organisms that exist in underground aquifers can tell us about […]

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The race against myrtle rust

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on The race against myrtle rust

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »The race against myrtle rustPōhutukawa, mānuka, kānuka, and other NZ seeds are being collected, grown, and tested for resilience to this devastating disease.[embedded content]Myrtle rust has quickly become a huge talking point for New Zealand’s biosecurity.It has the potential to wipe out entire native species […]

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ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

Source: ESR A study looking at whether water supplies are meeting drinking water standards has highlighted ongoing problems experienced by some suppliers. The study’s results, which are being presented in a paper to the September conference of Water New Zealand’ by ESR research scientist David Wood, examines seven years of data collected on the achievement […]

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Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Wednesday 19 September, Over one a half million rugby fields of Indonesian rainforest were destroyed between 2015 and 2017. (1) That’s just one of the harrowing statistics included in a devastating new investigative report released today by Greenpeace International. The report, Final Countdown, documents extensive deforestation and human rights abuses by […]

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Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.  Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to humanity or biodiversity, have played a major role in this. Little […]

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Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement from Abbott. We have republished it here: Statement from Abbott: Abbott is a responsible and transparent tax payer, […]

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Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and ChapStick – appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.   EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement […]

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New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters focused on a treaty to protect all the oceans beyond national borders has just come to an end. Greenpeace says the New Zealand position showed a disappointing lack of ambition. Whereas the negotiations were underway because of a widespread belief that the status […]

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How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazardMonday, September 17, 2018EQC has completed its new Be Prepared website section which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders.

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazardMonday, September 17, 2018EQC has completed its new Be Prepared website section which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has launched its new Be Prepared webpage which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders so they can keep their homes and contents secure in the event of a natural disaster. EQC Manager Research Strategy and Investment, Richard Smith, says that Be Prepared provides […]

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Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan have reported complete devastation of crops and destruction of significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. Oxfam has dispatched a team of experts on the ground to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions following […]

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The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, backyard conservation, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, trapping  /  Comments Off on The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Conservation Effect: Why backyard biodiversity matters Conservation Week runs from 15 – 23 September. This week, help New Zealand’s biodiversity by completing a conservation activity at home. These actions don’t just make your garden look good they also help protect our native species from […]

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What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end. It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many policy acronyms, but, […]

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Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The teams have been deployed to Cagayan since Wednesday to provide on-site situational updates and conduct rapid needs assessments. The community-led disaster preparedness committees of […]

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This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Conservation Week, Conservation Week 2018, Department of Conservation, Endangered species, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: This Conservation Week, nature is asking for your help New Zealand’s wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk. These species include those that you may be familiar with, like the Māui dolphin and Kakapo, and those that […]

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EQC clarifies its position on Goodier storm damage claimFriday, September 14, 2018EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court.

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC clarifies its position on Goodier storm damage claimFriday, September 14, 2018EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC 14 Sep 2018 EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court. Our staff and experts have met with the family on several occasions to discuss their situation, the cover that EQC provides, and the settlement […]

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Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered.  The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council […]

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