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Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, 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, Pacific reset, PMC Reportage, Professor Richard Bedford, Reports, Research models  /  Comments Off on Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

Keynote speakers Associate Professor Kabini Sanga from Victoria University and Dr Alisi Holani (right), deputy CEO of the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour (MCCTIL) in Tonga. They spoke about a “rich gap” and other issues affecting Pacific media reportage. Image: Tom Blessen/PMC By Sri KrishnamurthiThe NZ Institute for Pacific Research will cease […]

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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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Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cook Islands, DJF, economic research, Environment, Evening Report, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Solar batteries, solar energy, solar power, Sustainability, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found. The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute […]

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Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, DIVA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, diversity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, femLINKPACIFIC, Fiji, Fiji Young Women’s Forum, FYWF, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

Participants in the Fiji Young Women’s Forum in Labasa, Fiji, earlier this year. Image: FWRM Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Fiji women’s coalition has praised the confirmation of 56 female candidates for the 2018 Fiji national elections next week, but warned over the lack of diverse young women in national decision making. Diverse Voices and […]

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Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bali, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Innovation, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, People's Global Conference, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio Republic Indonesia, Reports, RRI, Security, World Bank  /  Comments Off on Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

Protesters picket the Nirmala Hotel after the second cancellation of the People’s Global Conference in Bali. Image: PGC By Rio Apinino in Denpasar, Bali Indonesian police have closed down the Peoples’ Global Conference Against the IMF-World Bank which should have opened earlier today at the Radio Republic Indonesia (RRI) Auditorium in Denpasar, Bali. As its […]

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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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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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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military coups, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, domestic violence, Evening Report, Gender, Girl Power, Innovation, Mereani Masani, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Music, Music industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Port Moresby, Reports, Women bands  /  Comments Off on ‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

PNG’s “first ever” girl band makes debut appearance in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Stacey Yalo in Port Moresby With hopes of empowering more women in the Papua New Guinea music industry, renowned female artist, Mereani Masani, introduced what was claimed to be “first ever” girl band to perform live in Port Moresby last […]

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France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, ePOP, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Sustainability, USP  /  Comments Off on France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam takes a selfie with ePOP participants at the University of the South Pacific last week. Image: Wansolwara News By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight against climate change in the Pacific and hopes programmes such as the eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) will shed […]

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Breaking the glass ceiling – two women top Vanuatu ministry

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Indigenous, Innovation, International Women's Day, Jane Joshua, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, Vanuatu politics, Women in Politics  /  Comments Off on Breaking the glass ceiling – two women top Vanuatu ministry

By Jane Joshua in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade is proud to have two women appointed to the top positions of First Political Adviser and Second Political Adviser – Anthea Arukole and Jeanette Yiu-Hing Faerua respectively. These two are the only women to occupy these leading political adviser […]

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Driving the future – AUT launches NZ’s first electric bus

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Economics, Electric buses, Engineering, Environment, Evening Report, Green energy, Green policies, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Transport  /  Comments Off on Driving the future – AUT launches NZ’s first electric bus

AUT News video By Lucy Handford New Zealand’s first fully battery powered electric bus hit the road today, thanks to a joint initiative by Tranzit Group, EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) and Auckland University of Technology. The 35-seater bus became part of AUT’s fleet, servicing the university’s North-City Campus and South-City Campus bus routes. […]

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Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Civil Society, Culture, Democracy, dictatorship, EDSA, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution yesterday – February 25. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said Filipinos should “celebrate” and also “guard” the gift of democracy, which Filipinos gained after […]

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Trineo a great example of post-quake success

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Abhinav Keswani, Business, CanterburyTech, Dan Fowlie, Innovation, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Trineo  /  Comments Off on Trineo a great example of post-quake success

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – Growing Christchurch software development company Trineo has moved back to the city for the first time since the 2011 earthquakes which inadvertently steered them in a new direction, resulting in huge business growth and international success. Trineo was a small business with only six staff when the February […]

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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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West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

By   /  December 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Innovation, Investigative journalism, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a documentary video made by a partner group of West Papua Media, AwasMIFEE. Since joining Indonesia officially in 1969, there were only seven oil palm companies in Papua until 2005. But in 2014 the number jumped to 21 companies, with another 20 companies gearing up […]

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Disney’s Moana: First Pacific princess the real deal

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Environment, Evening Report, film, film review, Filmmaking, Identity, Innovation, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, movies, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific,, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Disney’s Moana: First Pacific princess the real deal

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Moana trailer … “magical but also our reality.” By Vaimoana Tapaleao of The New Zealand Herald You know the film is something special when the opening scene brings a tear to the eye. It is the call of song from an ancestor: the voice of a woman […]

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