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40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
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...

Canberra raises glimmer of hope for New Zealand deal on refugees
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
By Michelle Grattan in Canberra The Morrison government has sent qualified signals that it might agree to some refugees from Nauru being settled in New Zealand. It says it would be “more likely” to su...

Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Advocacy groups have called on children and young people to defeat the “ultimate supervillain” – silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Hol...

How a talented bone carver fuses tikanga, art and wellbeing
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
By Irra Lee Tikanga-based mahi toi and mental wellbeing come together in an Auckland artist’s work with pounamu and bone. Maha Tomo, of Ngai Tahu, Rangitane, Tainui, and Ngāti Kauwhata, fuses indigeno...

BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two New Zealand activists have raised thousands of dollars through crowdfunding after an Israeli court fined them for their role in singer Lorde cancelling her show in Tel...

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