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NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balance, Broadcasting, Fairness, hate speech, Hatred, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By RNZ Pacific OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands: Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders […]

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NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Published By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Health services, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Hundreds of millions of health dollars are at stake as the Pacific region grapples with a number of crises including diabetes and even the re-emergence of polio. Image: TVNZ By Barbara Dreaver Battlelines are being drawn as New Zealand and Pacific countries lobby for an important appointment at the World Health Organisation. The region’s health […]

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Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

Published By   /  August 4, 2018  /  ABC review, Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, Development, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio, Reports, Shortwave, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

A recent photo of the current rumbling of Mt Lombenden volcano on Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Image: lechaudrondevulcain.com Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Vanuatu has appealed to Australia to restore short-wave radio services to the Pacific region, after they were switched off by the ABC in 2017, reports Radio Australia. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said other forms […]

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Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Belt and road, Bilateral trade, China, Chinese aid, Development, Diplomacy, Economics, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, One China, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing. Image: CCTV+ Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping has met Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing, pledging to work with the country to push the bilateral relations to a new level. Xi said Papua New Guinea is a […]

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

Published By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian aid, Balance, Cartoons, China, Culture, Fairness, Featured, Foreign Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military bases, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: 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 […]

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NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

Published By   /  March 4, 2018  /  Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Climate, Development, Diplomacy, Disasters, Environment, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Video: Qldaah/ABC New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston […]

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Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

Published By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Jacinda Ardern, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, Tonga, Weather, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government’s Pacific Mission will take place early next month and travel to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands. “It […]

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