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Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

Published By   /  November 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Cuisine, Culinary skills, Culture, Development, Education, Featured, Food, Media, Migrants, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Refugee, migrant culinary delights boost new diversity cookbook

Students who volunteered for the AUT migrant cookbook include Leilani Sitagata (from left), Amina Mohamed and Tiana Lambert, who spoke of their experience last night. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Students and staff gathered in Auckland last night to launch a cookbook with a difference celebrating culinary delights from refugee or immigrant families – […]

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Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Published By   /  November 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, creativity, Education, Featured, Flavourz Film Festival, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Student films  /  Comments Off on Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Banabans of Rabi: A Story of Survival – the trailer. By Rahul Bhattarai Nine years on the popular Flavourz Film Festival has grown and grown … with more than 170 people watching the screening of 15 student documentary and feature productions at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. The short films – ranging between […]

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Scrap workers deal with Saudi Arabia following execution, says Jakarta NGO

Published By   /  October 31, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Executions, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, Middle East, Migrant workers, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rape, Reports, Saudi Arabia  /  Comments Off on Scrap workers deal with Saudi Arabia following execution, says Jakarta NGO

Migrant Care activists hold a rally in protest against the execution of an Indonesian migrant worker in front of the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Jakarta on March 20, 2018. Image: Seto Wardhana/Jakarta Post By Dian Septiari in Jakarta The Migrant CARE advocacy group has called on Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry to cancel a recent agreement with […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Students, migrants boost Nepalese community in NZ by 1000%

Published By   /  August 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Dashain, Featured, Global, Immigration, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nepal, Nepalese community, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Students, migrants boost Nepalese community in NZ by 1000%

A Nepali family at a Nepalese New Year’s celebration: Sujata Nepal (from left), Nepal Adhikary, Aarna Adhikary and Ashish Adhikary. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/Te Waha Nui By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Almost 17,000 Nepalese people are now living in New Zealand following a sharp increase of migration from the Himalayas country, according to Statistics New Zealand’s […]

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Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

Published By   /  August 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chile, Colonialism, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Migration, Migration law, Migration policy, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rapanui, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

Ahu Akivi maois (statues) on the island of Rapa Nui. Image: RNZ Pacific/AFP By RNZ Pacific An indigenous activist on Chile’s Rapa Nui says new rules restricting internal migration to the island need to be rigorously enforced. Non-Rapa Nui Chileans now need to have Rapa Nui spouses or children to migrate to the island without […]

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Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Economics, Featured, Housing, Human Rights, Immigration, justice, Labour, Maori, Maori history, Media, Migration, Migration policy, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pakeha, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

AUT Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall (from left, podium) with fellow “fair borders” panellists Dr Arama Rata, Andrew Chen and Dr Evelyn Masters at last night’s discussion. Image: Rhahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Author and researcher David Hall has criticised anti-immigration rhetoric in New Zealand’s housing crisis, saying a more serious problem is “Pākehā leaders […]

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dutch colonial war, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peter Bang, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Reviews, Suharto, Sukarno, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

BOOK REVIEW: By David Robie Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye […]

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Justice Rajasinghe to deliver Fiji Times sedition trial verdict on Tuesday

Published By   /  May 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Justice Rajasinghe to deliver Fiji Times sedition trial verdict on Tuesday

Holding on … The Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts and his wife leave the High Court in Suva yesterday. Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fiji Times By Litia Cava in Suva High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe is set to deliver his verdict on Tuesday after the three assessors returned with a unanimous not guilty opinion against three […]

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