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40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  APEC, APEC 2018, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate change resilience, Coal-fired plants, Development, Featured, Maserati, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on 40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

Papua New Guinea has shown unwavering commitment to next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit with its controversial purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans. While preparations for APEC take priority, climate change plans are in crisis, reports Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism. Early in March, Papua New Guinea began its chairmanship of next month’s Asia Pacific […]

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PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, Featured, Global, Maserati, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Sri Lanka, Transport  /  Comments Off on PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

One of the 40 Maseratis imported by Papua New Guinea for APEC 2018 … threatened two-day strike looms. Image: EMTV News By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea’s government is under mounting pressure to account for a purchase of 40 luxury vehicles for next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the […]

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O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public tender, Racism, Reports, Socio-Economics, State vehicles, Strikes, Transport, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Papua New Guinean government will not spend any money on the purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans to be used to ferry APEC world leaders next month. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says all 40 Maserati executive vehicles being delivered to Papua New […]

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Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

Published By   /  September 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Chinese aid, Development, Featured, Global, History, Jerry Singirok, Lombrum naval base, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

Lombrum naval base on Manus Island … a Google’s-eye view. COMMENT: By Scott Waide The global trade war between China and Western powers has reached new heights in the Pacific, and in particular in Papua New Guinea. As the government of Peter O’Neill courts China on the one side of the bargaining table, receiving, aid […]

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‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

Published By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, China, Culture, Development, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Fiji politics, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reflections, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

OPINION: By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva When I left Fiji 30 years ago, a week after the first coup in 1987, I planned to write a book titled “The flight of the myna” – a pesky, noisy bird, which can talk if trained and was introduced to Fiji by our forefathers from India. The book […]

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Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

Published By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cultural diplomacy, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Environment, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific dialogue, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

A song called “Jacinda New Star in the Sky” clearly delighted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru last week: “Underestimating personal relationships in the Pacific is sheer ignorance.” Image: Screen shot from TVNZ video OPINION: By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled […]

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Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Published By   /  September 11, 2018  /  Activism, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Climate Action, Development, Documentaries, Environment, Environmental activism, Featured, French nuclear tests, History, Media, Media activism, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Nuclear free Pacific, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman and the Rainbow Warrior skipper toss a wreath in memory of Fernando Pereira into the sea at the spot where the original bombed RW was scuttled in 1986 to create a living reef. Video: David Robie/Cafe Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 was welcomed in Matauri […]

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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

Published By   /  September 6, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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Peters announces NZ$10m boost to fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Broadcasting, Development, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pasifika, Pasifika TV, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on Peters announces NZ$10m boost to fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks to media in Nauru Image: Jason Oxenham/NZH/RNZ By RNZ Pacific New Zealand will spend $NZ10 million in the next three years on a Pasifika television channel for the region. The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a dedicated channel with New Zealand content. New Zealand’s Deputy Prime […]

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From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

Published By   /  September 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, British Phosphate Commission, Children, Climate, Development, Diabetes, Environment, Erosion, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Obesity, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Phosphate, Phosphate mining, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

A child in Australia’s Nauru detention centre. Image: SBS/World Vision ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh Nauru hosts the Pacific Islands Forum — whose membership includes Australia, New Zealand and 16 Pacific Islands nations — from today until Wednesday when lofty ideas may help soften present realities. The island, 56km south of the Equator and thousands […]

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