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Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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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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City Vision for Entrust policy: sustainability, solar tax, renewables and climate change

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, City Vision, Climate Change, Entrust, Entrust18, KB, Local Government Elections, Policy, resilience, solar tax, Sustainability, Vector  /  Comments Off on City Vision for Entrust policy: sustainability, solar tax, renewables and climate change

Source: City Vision Sustainability At the moment smart metering serves big users and power companies more than it serves ordinary households. We want to see Vector empowering households to use their own data to save money. Smart meters and customers data represent the single greatest untapped potential in addressing climate change and sustainability goals. City […]

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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate gender, Cultural diversity, diversity, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, He Toa Takitini, Helen Clark, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Council for Women, NCW, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is the new patron for the National Council of Women and she shared her stimulating thoughts and insights at the national conference in Auckland yesterday. In an interview format with NCW chief executive Dr Gill Greer, Clark talked about violence against women, pay equity, […]

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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, renewable energy, Reports, solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, advocacy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, diabetes, disability, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCDs, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through the media. Image: Creative Commons/Wansolwara By Adi Ana Civavonovono in Suva The estimated financial cost and economic burden of diabetes in Fiji reached a staggering $124 million (NZ$84 million) in 2014 with […]

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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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PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CELCOR, Civil Society, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Landowner protest, Landowners, Lawsuit, logging, Logging companies, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Pomio, Reports, SABL, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

Landowners win six-year legal battle in Pomio District, site of a controversial Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) where large tracts of rainforest have been logged and replaced by oil palm plantations. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in LaeA group of customary landowners in Papua New Guinea has regained access to their land following a […]

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Challenges on the ground in PNG Highlands – what people really need

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Health, helicopters, Human Rights, Medicine, Medicine shortage, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Challenges on the ground in PNG Highlands – what people really need

By Scott Waide, EMTV journalist and blogger Survivors in Papua New Guinea’s earthquake in the Highlands face tough challenges. And so do the relief agencies and government authorities trying to deliver support to them. Many of the worst affected areas in Hela and the Southern Highlands provinces are in isolated spots. The people don’t live […]

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New Timor treaty will finally set borders to resolve oil, gas row

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bayu-Undan, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Gas fields, Greater Sunrise, Human Rights, Indigenous, international law, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oil fields, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability, Timor Gap, Timor Sea, Timor Sea Treaty, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on New Timor treaty will finally set borders to resolve oil, gas row

ANALYSIS: By Tom Clarke Timor-Leste and Australia has signed a maritime boundary agreement at the UN headquarters in New York today, putting their long-running border dispute to rest. Although the finer details of the treaty remained under wraps, all reports suggest that the Timorese will secure their permanent maritime boundaries and a fairer share of […]

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Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate Action, Climate Change, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Indigenous, logging, Logging companies, Mangalas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

Rapacious logging cartels feature in PNG’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa’s speech. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie at Te Papa Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa made a blistering attack on politicians who are “selling out” Papua New Guinea to foreign cartels with an open door policy over extraction industries, but offered some good news […]

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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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Celebrating Conservation Week

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, DOC Rangers, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Love my backyard, New Zealand Government, Otago, Public Sector, Regions, Sustainability, Volunteers  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October! While we work year round to protect New Zealand’s nature, it’s one week we encourage everyone to get involved in your local community. This week, we’re also celebrating all over the country. Here’s […]

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How to take part this Conservation Week

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Activities, Conservation, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, Native plants, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Sustainability, volunteering, Volunteers, Walking/hiking/tramping, Weeds  /  Comments Off on How to take part this Conservation Week

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to take part this Conservation Week It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. Get involved by showing your backyard some love. Here are a few ways you can take part. 1. Get outdoors A great way to show your back yard, and […]

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OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Geopolitics, Global, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Region, Pacific,, Sustainability, UNESCAP  /  Comments Off on OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Pacific islands Forum Countries. Image source: Forumsec.org. OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda By Shamshad Akhtar As the proportion of the older persons across the Asia-Pacific region increases exponentially, we must seek out new and innovative approaches to turn this demographic trend into an opportunity to be harnessed […]

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How to be a Habitat Hero

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, competition, Conservation, Conservation Kids, Department of Conservation, Environment, Giveaways, Habitat Heroes, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on How to be a Habitat Hero

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: How to be a Habitat Hero Do you know an early childhood centre, school or community group that’s doing great restoration work or wants to get started and doesn’t know how? Becoming Habitat Heroes is a great place for them to start! This is a […]

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