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DLA Piper Strengthens the Future of Law in the Pacific.

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Law, New Zealand, Press Release, Press Release Service New Zealand  /  Comments Off on DLA Piper Strengthens the Future of Law in the Pacific.

Source: Press Release Service – New Zealand (PR.co.nz) Pacific Island law students learn from top New Zealand lawyer. DLA Piper has a longstanding pro bono commitment to supporting the rule of law in Pacific Island nations. As part of this, the firm develops the legal knowledge and skills of lawyers from countries including Fiji, Vanuatu, […]

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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australia, Crime, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Special Report, Tertiary Education, Trauma  /  Comments Off on Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice they face large compensation claims if they fail to take care of journalists who regularly cover traumatic events. The Victorian County Court accepted the potential […]

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Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Pacific Media Centre Monday, February 25, 2019 Abstract In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students to Viti Levu […]

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Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Book Review, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 2624-3768 Publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) became the only university-based communications and media publishing unit to be included in Radio New Zealand’s highly praised public […]

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Beddie invited by the WHO to help global exercise concerns

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, exercise, ExerciseNZ, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, physical, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, WHO  /  Comments Off on Beddie invited by the WHO to help global exercise concerns

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – Richard Beddie, one of New Zealand leading’s exercise experts, is one of 20 specialists from all over the world to be invited to talk to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva on February 25 and 26. Beddie, who is recognised in the fitness industry as a global expert in exercise and […]

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A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Awards, Communication, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, pasifika, Student Awards, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Geraldine Lopdell’s family was looking for a fitting way to celebrate a “life well lived” when they decided to set up one of AUT’s newest awards. During life, Geraldine had been an excellent teacher and artist, a supportive and generous friend and a captivating storyteller […]

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Live Video Stream: New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 National Yearling Sales Series kicks off at 3pm today

By   /  January 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Horses, Karaka, KB, Live Now!, LiveNews, Livestream, MIL OSI, New Zealand Bloodstock, Thoroughbred Horse Sales  /  Comments Off on Live Video Stream: New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 National Yearling Sales Series kicks off at 3pm today

First Day of Karaka 2019 your browser does not support frames. Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 – The 2019 National Yearling Sales Series kicks off this afternoon seeing the first 100 yearlings catalogued in Book 1 go under the hammer from 3pm. The Sale will be streamed live on www.nzb.co.nz, on the New Zealand Bloodstock facebook page, and […]

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We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nicholas Gruen, Adjunct Professor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney It’s almost Australia Day and hundreds of us are in line for an award. Sadly, as unpublished research by my firm Lateral Economics reveals, many will get it for little more than doing their job. And the […]

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To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paul Salmon, Professor of Human Factors, University of the Sunshine Coast Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence is referred to as Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) […]

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New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Darren Pennay, Campus Visitor, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University In the cultural warfare over whether January 26 should be retained as Australia Day, survey results are deployed like guided missiles. But what do Australians really think about the continuing debate? A recent […]

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Why people born between 1966 and 1994 are at greater risk of measles – and what to do about it

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why people born between 1966 and 1994 are at greater risk of measles – and what to do about it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kristine Macartney, Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney Australia was declared free of measles in 2014. Yet this summer we’ve seen nine cases of measles in New South Wales, and others in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. High vaccination rates in […]

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The stubborn high-pressure system behind Australia’s record heatwaves

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The stubborn high-pressure system behind Australia’s record heatwaves

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Steve Turton, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Geography, CQUniversity Australia If you think the weather this month has been like Groundhog Day (albeit much hotter), you’d probably be right! Much like a stuck record, weather systems seem to have stalled over most of the country. Brisbane residents are […]

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Throw a sea cucumber on the barbie: Australia’s trade history really is something to celebrate

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Throw a sea cucumber on the barbie: Australia’s trade history really is something to celebrate

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tim Harcourt, J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics, UNSW The sea cucumber is a marine animal that has a leathery skin but soft body. Its shape and size resembles a cucumber. In Australia we commonly call it trepang, adopted from a Malayan word. It was Australia’s first export […]

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Hidden women of history: Mary Jane Cain, land rights activist, matriarch and community builder

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Hidden women of history: Mary Jane Cain, land rights activist, matriarch and community builder

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Heidi Norman, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney For the communities of Coonabarabran in New South Wales and her grasslands Gomeroi people, Mary Jane Cain is a revered figure. Cain lived from 1844 to 1929. In the late 1880s, she successfully advocated […]

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Grattan on Friday: Liberals stir the culture war pot but who’s listening?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Grattan on Friday: Liberals stir the culture war pot but who’s listening?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra As a new round of the culture wars bubbles, West Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith has urged that we should legislate to “protect” the January 26 date of Australia Day. Smith came to national prominence as one of the small […]

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USP journalism team drops in on creative industries at AUT

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Evening Report, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, Journalism Education, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Television  /  Comments Off on USP journalism team drops in on creative industries at AUT

Two University of the South Pacific journalism academics today met with creative industries staff at Auckland University of Technology to discuss plans to bolster collaboration and looked in on AUT’s impressive media facilities. USP’s journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh and colleague Eliki Drugunavelu are on an Asia-Pacific research trip to Auckland. They met with AUT’s […]

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I’ve Always Wondered: is rain better than tap water for plants?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on I’ve Always Wondered: is rain better than tap water for plants?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to alwayswondered@theconversation.edu.au You might have noticed how bright green your plants look after rain. Or […]

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Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Rick Sarre, Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of South Australia This week, an animal rights charity, Aussie Farms, unveiled an interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other “animal exploitation” facilities across Australia. The group’s website says the map is an effort to force […]

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My possessions spark joy! Will the KonMari decluttering method work for me?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on My possessions spark joy! Will the KonMari decluttering method work for me?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Melissa Norberg, Associate Professor in Psychology, Macquarie University Australia is the sixth-largest contributor of household waste per capita in the world. We spend more than $A10.5 billion annually on goods and services that are never or rarely used. One-quarter of Australians admit to throwing away clothing after […]

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Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  1965 Indonesian purge, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, General Wiranto, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian diplomacy, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By Ben Bohane Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in a decades-old jungle war forgotten by the world. But new geopolitical maneuvering may soon change the balance of power here, prompting regional concern about an intensifying battle for this rich remote […]

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