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‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Activism, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, Justice, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

Sister “Pat” Fox … “her duty to protect anyone who was oppressed or poor.” Image: Rappler By Jean Bell in Auckland Detained Australian missionary Sister Patricia “Pat” Fox’s “release” by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration has been greeted with relief by human rights advocates Peter Murphy, chair of the International Coalition for Human Rights in […]

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New Zealand Social Sector – KidsCan and Meridian team up for another three years to help change kids’ lives

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – KidsCan and Meridian team up for another three years to help change kids’ lives

Source: KidsCan Meridian CEO Neal Barclay, former KidsCan recipient Hadassah Tagaoi and KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman There is power in organisations coming together, as KidsCan and Meridian Energy’s long-standing partnership to help pull children out of hardship shows. Over the past five years, Meridian’s staff, customers and shareholders have contributed more than $1 million to […]

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USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Education, Environment, ePOP, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Reports, Smartphones, Youth, Youth storytelling  /  Comments Off on USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Bearing Witness talks to ePOP climate change video makers. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva Ten students from the University of the South Pacific have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphone devices. The task was organised through an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) workshop last […]

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New Zealand Economy – Bulletin article discusses digital currencies

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Economy – Bulletin article discusses digital currencies

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin outlines different forms of digital currencies. In recent years there have been continuous advances in financial technology and increased interest in digital currencies. The advent of crypto-currencies, first introduced in 2008, has added a dimension to digital financial services. In this […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – Hāpai support vaping industry calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – Hāpai support vaping industry calls for cigarette-to-vape switch to reduce dairy armed robberies

Source: Hapai Te Hauora The increasing rate of cash and cigarette related theft has inspired a New Zealand vaping business to offer free product consignment for dairy owners considering replacing their tobacco stocks. It is estimated that more than 1,200 aggravated robberies are committed against dairy businesses each year. New Zealand-owned vaping business, NZVAPOR, has […]

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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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New Zealand Science Research – The moa ecology paradox: New Zealand’s large moa did not disperse large seeds

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Science Research – The moa ecology paradox: New Zealand’s large moa did not disperse large seeds

Source: University of Canterbury A new study about New Zealand’s extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse tree seeds. For decades it had been assumed that New Zealand’s largest native fruits evolved to be […]

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Australia New Zealand Health Sector – RANZCO responds to the Health and Disability Commissioner review

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Australia New Zealand Health Sector – RANZCO responds to the Health and Disability Commissioner review

Source: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) welcomes the recent Health and Disability Commissioner report, Delay in follow-up ophthalmology, which found that system failures in the Southern DHB led to unnecessary vision loss of patient Mr A. Importantly, the review recognised the impact […]

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Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian aid, Balance, Cartoons, China, Culture, Evening Report, fairness, Featured, Foreign Policy, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military bases, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

Cathy Wilcox’s Sydney Morning Herald cartoon is a showcase for everything that’s wrong with Australian foreign policy. Cartoon: Cathy Wilcox/SMH/VDP By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The average Australian’s conception of Pacific island nations is so limited it makes some of us wonder if they even want to understand. Our voices—and our reality—have been pointedly […]

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PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, diabetes, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military bases, Multimedia, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Radio 95bFM, Refugees, Reports, Southern Cross, Vanuatu, Wansolwara  /  Comments Off on PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie blasted some of the global coverage of the alleged Chinese military base plans for Vanuatu, describing it as speculative and “scaremongering”. He praised the Vanuatu Daily Post for giving the other side of the story and media director Dan McGarry for his in-depth “baseless […]

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New Zealand Tech – New leadership team roles for the new InternetNZ

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tech – New leadership team roles for the new InternetNZ

Source: InternetNZ InternetNZ is pleased to confirm the structure of its leadership team as part of its evolution in being a trusted steward of the .nz domain and in building a better online New Zealand.With a recently appointed Group Chief Executive Jordan Carter and in joining forces with NZRS, the registry and operator for .nz […]

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New Zealand Business – Innovation thriving in New Zealand’s financial services

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business – Innovation thriving in New Zealand’s financial services

Source: Canstar Once the feared institutions that could make or break financial dreams, banks had a formidable reputation as inflexible and slow moving.  However, as customer awareness and confidence of their needs and the desire to have them met has grown in parallel with the financial sector embracing the digital revolution, financial institutions are changing […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Trainee arborists give trees a going-over

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Trainee arborists give trees a going-over

Source: WelTec The majestic trees in Hastings’ parks have been getting a thorough going-over this week, by a keen bunch of visiting student arborists. The majestic trees in Hastings’ parks have been getting a thorough going-over this week, by a keen bunch of visiting student arborists. The work by the Wintec students included the removal of […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – New study finds tobacco industry delayed New Zealand plain packs legislation

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – New study finds tobacco industry delayed New Zealand plain packs legislation

Source: Hapai Te Hauora A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years. Plain packaging legislation was first announced in April of 2012, completed in September 2016, and came into effect a further 18 months […]

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