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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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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, bird-of-paradise, Conservation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, World Wildlife Fund, WWF  /  Comments Off on WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz At risk … a bird-of-paradise, known locally known as cendrawasih. Image: wwf.org By Ratri M. Siniwi in Jakarta The World Wildlife Fund Indonesia has called for the conservation of birds-of-paradise – especially in Papua. Locally known as cendrawasih, the bird species is synonymous with the two island provinces […]

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Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Commission of Inquiry, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Provident fund, Reports, Retirement, savings, Sustainability, Vanuatu, Vanuatu National Provident Fund, VNPF  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The 127-page Vanuatu National Provident Fund report. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Jane Joshua in Port Vila The 27,400-plus members of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) have been assured that their savings are safe, but the performance and situation of the fund must be improved without further […]

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Santo kava farmers fear ‘silent killer’ investor threat to their production

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Santo kava farmers fear ‘silent killer’ investor threat to their production

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Glenda Willie in Port Vila Vanuatu kava farmers on Espiritu Santo have expressed great fear of losing their production businesses in the wake of reports alleging that investors will be engaging in mass kava production on their land. In a press statement, the kava farmers and suppliers […]

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Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CMATS, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Maritime boundaries, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, Timor Gap, Timor Sea, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Frank Brennan Without any media fanfare, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop published a statement on 9 January 2017 announcing that Australia and Timor-Leste had agreed to terminate the 2006 Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea (CMATS). This news is more welcome to the […]

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China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, capital defaults, Carbon Policy, Carbon pricing, China, Climate, Coal, Development, electricity, Environment, Evening Report, Investment, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz China is currently building more coal plants than it needs and in doing so is misallocating capital at an unprecedented rate. As of July 2016, China had 895 GW of existing coal capacity being used less than half of the time – and perversely has 205 GW under […]

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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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Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Culture, Development, Evening Report, exports, Featured, Global, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, plantations, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sarami Plantation, Sustainability, Trade, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tainted kava threatens Vanuatu’s kava export industry. Pictured is ground Vanuatu kava sold by a US retailer. Image: Vanuatu Daily Digest By Len Garae in Port Vila The writing is on the wall for the fate of Peter Colmar’s kava exporting company, Sarami Plantation, now that the Minister […]

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Nurturing sustainability storytellers

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, film challenge, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Outlook for Someday, Partnerships, Public Sector, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Nurturing sustainability storytellers

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nurturing sustainability storytellers For 10 years now The Outlook for Someday film challenge has helped grow a generation of sustainability storytellers. The challenge gives young New Zealanders a voice, and enables them to tell conservation stories in their own words. DOC is a project partner, […]

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Well, THAT happened: David Clendon reflects on 2016

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  2016, 24/7 News, Bay of Islands, end 2016, Green Party, motorbike, Opposition News, Politics, prison, Summer, Sustainability, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: David Clendon reflects on 2016

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Well, THAT happened: David Clendon reflects on 2016 The end of the year! 2016 has been…a mixed bag – Trump-ism, losing Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen et al, and the creeping malaise of a tired government. Green Party MP David Clendon shares his year. My highlight […]

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PNG seabed mining an environment experiment based on ‘false hope’, say critics

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Deep Sea Mining Campaign, Deep-sea mining, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Nautilus, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parties to the Nauru Agreement, PMC Reportage, PNA, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Socio-Economics, Solwara, Sustainability, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG seabed mining an environment experiment based on ‘false hope’, say critics

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Nautilus deep-sea mining project “faces significant technological and financial uncertainties”. Image: Deep Sea Mining Campaign Nautilus Minerals has “pedalled false hope” for experimental seabed mining at the Papua New Guinea Petroleum and Mining Conference in Sydney, claims the Deep Sea Mining Campaign. Non-government organisations and civil society in PNG […]

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Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNESCAP, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga delivers the keynote address at the opening of the regional meeting on climate change and displacement at the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva tonight. Image: UNESCAP By Debbie Singh in Suva A regional meeting to consider key Pacific priorities and responsibilities for […]

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