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NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

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Multimedia story by Leilani Sitagata in Auckland About 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in almost a quarter century today. A total of 1479 schools were closed – about threequarters of the number in New Zealand – with an impact on more than 400,000 children across […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

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When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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Creative New Zealand boosts Dunedin Performing Arts

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Headline: Creative New Zealand boosts Dunedin Performing Arts Creative New Zealand will provide $120,000 towards a feasibility study that will map the current state of venues and present options for a performing arts venue in Dunedin. Their contribution adds to the Dunedin City Council’s […]

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RSF calls on Nauru to allow banned ABC to cover Pacific Islands Forum

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ABC ban … “The Nauruan government should not be allowed to dictate who fills the positions in an Australian media pool.” Image: David Robie/PMC By Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nauru to rescind its decision to bar Australia’s public radio and TV broadcaster, ABC, from covering the Pacific Islands Forum […]

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Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

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Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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Mission accomplished: Why ‘blockade buster’ boats to Gaza still succeed

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ANALYSIS: By Ramzy Baroud, recently in New Zealand When Mike Treen, the national director of the Unite Union in New Zealand, arrived at the airport in Auckland earlier this month, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and […]

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Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

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The Raiova family lay flowers at the accident site at Nabou, Nadroga, last week which has now claimed the lives of seven Fijians. They hoped to fulfil the wishes of their daughter, Paulini Raiova, 16, who had hoped all along to visit the site and pay respect after having witnessed on social media the wreckage […]

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Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

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Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 95bfm Jemima Huston is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre’s Asia Pacific Report news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the detention of a Bangladeshi photojournalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh; the screening of the controversial movie […]

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