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Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai’i with more blasts predicted

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Featured, Hawai'i, Kilauea volcano, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai’i with more blasts predicted

USGS geologist Michelle Coombs giving a status update about Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano. Video: USGS Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Scientists are predicting an eruption that shot ash nearly 9 kilometres into the sky could be the first of a series of powerful explosions to rock Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano, reports SBS News. Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano has spewed […]

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Highlands security crisis hampers PNG quake response

Published By   /  May 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster management, Disaster relief, Disasters, Earthquakes, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, 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, Refugees, Reports, Tribal fighting  /  Comments Off on Highlands security crisis hampers PNG quake response

By Johnny Blades of Radio NZ Pacific An ongoing security crisis in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province is preventing many earthquake-affected communities receiving relief. February’s magnitude 7.5 quake caused widespread devastation and about 150 deaths in Hela, Southern Highlands and Western provinces. Hela was the worst-affected but its long-running problem of tribal violence, which has […]

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Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rabi Island, Reports, Road construction, Roading, Roads, Self Determination, Transport  /  Comments Off on Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Riding on horseback is the main way to get around Rabi Island after the landslide blocked the road … or just walk. Image: Blessen Tom/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi, Fiji The rebuilding of a road on Fiji’s northern Rabi Island is currently in the works. Fiji’s most recent natural disaster, Tropical Cyclone Keni, […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

Published By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Ambae, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Environment, Eruption, Evacuation, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, relocation, Reports, Vanuatu, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

A file photo of the last Ambae evacuation in September 2017. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila Vanuatu is still pressing ahead with its plan to evacuate Ambae island for the second time in six months in the face of rumbling and ash-spewing from Mt Lombenden volcano. A government delegation comprising […]

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Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

Published By   /  April 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Disasters, Editorials, Farming, Featured, Fiji, Fred Wesley, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Superstorms, The Fiji Times, Weather  /  Comments Off on Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation This house at Namara Village in Sanima on Kadavu had its roof blown off. Image: The Fiji Times By Vilimaina Naqelevuki in Suva A resort owner on Kadavu has called on Fijians to urgently […]

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Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

Published By   /  April 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone, Disasters, Fiji, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Cyclone Keni has moved out of Fijian waters and lies about 275km south-southwest of the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa, reports Pacnews. The Fiji Met Service said the cyclone still remains […]

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Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

Published By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Aid, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogs, Civil Society, Disasters, Earthquakes, Environment, Featured, helicopters, Media, Medical aid, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mougalu, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, scott waide, Western Province  /  Comments Off on Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead SPECIAL REPORT: Anton Lutz in Mougulu profiles what life is like on the border of Western Province and Hela at the epicentre three weeks after Papua New Guinea’s earthquakes. This week a disaster relief […]

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PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

Published By   /  March 16, 2018  /  ABC News, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Earthquakes, EMTV News, Environment, Featured, International aid, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, natural disaster, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil Search Limited, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Post-Courier, Press Release, Reports, The National, water quality, Weather  /  Comments Off on PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government As relief supplies continue to be delivered to earthquake affected communities, there is another looming disaster over water, reports EMTV News. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk People in earthquake-affected areas of Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have […]

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West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

Published By   /  March 15, 2018  /  Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Earthquakes, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands A 100 candles vigil was held in the Papuan capital city of Port Numbay (Jayapura) this week and people gathered to raise funds and donations following Papua New Guinea’s devastating earthquake. Video: Free West Papua […]

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