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REGION: Asia Pacific Report tribute to Teresia Teaiwa – thanks to Tagata Pasifika


Dr Teresia Teaiwa featured in a Tagata Pasifika video when winning the Manukau Institute of Technology Pacific Education Award prize at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards in 2015.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Item: 9840

WELLINGTON (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The director of Va’aomanū Pasifika at Victoria University in Wellington, Dr Teresia Teaiwa, has died following a short illness.

She was described in a statement by Victoria University today as a friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet, and a generous and warm personality of the academic community.

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REGION: New human rights report gives analysis on PIF states


The research is a follow-up from the: 2012 Human rights in the Pacific: country outlines report.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Item: 9748

SUVA (SPC/Pacific Media Watch):A new research report assess the political profile and the human rights developments in each of the 16-member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Published by the Pacific Community (SPC) the Human Rights in the Pacific: A situational analysis has collated data from 2012 to May 2016 and gives an overview of each country’s: 

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AUDIO: TVNZ's Barbara Dreaver fires back at Fiji PM's 'ridiculous claims'


TVNZ's Barbara Dreaver ... "You would think that Bainimarama is the only leader who has come under the spotlight – that is simply not true." Image: TVNZ

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Item: 9696

AUCKLAND (TVNZ/ RNZ Mediawatch/ Pacifiic Media Watch): As TVNZ's news boss calls for the ban on Barbara Dreaver entering Fiji to be lifted, the Pacific correspondent has responded to claims from the Fiji prime minister on both her channel's website and on Radio New Zealand's Mediawatch programme today.

Dreaver says:

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GLOBAL: Pacific 'climate migration' and 'adaptation' plea at world summit


Climate migration was discussed earlier this year by Auckland-based international refugee lawyer Michael Timmins who said "we need to be engaging and listening to people in the Pacific". Video: Radio Waatea/ TDB/ PMC

Friday, May 27, 2016

Item: 9676

ISTANBUL (Reuters/PACNEWS/Pacific Media Watch): Tuvalu's Prime Minister has called for a United Nations resolution to create a legal and international framework to protect people who are displaced from impacts of climate change.

This was a theme of his address at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week.

Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga said 62,000 people everyday are displaced by the impacts of climate change, as reported by Reuters.

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REGION: Pacific Island states take lead on landmark UN climate deal


Cyclone Winston ravaging the Savusavu area in March. Image: Fiji Television

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Item: 9635

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NEW YORK (France 24/AFP/ PACNEWS/ Pacific Media Watch): With their very existence under threat from climate change, the world’s island states came to the United Nations this week not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force.
 
Led by Fiji, at least nine island states are formally presenting their ratification of the agreement to the UN, moving quickly to the next stage in a bid to bind countries to their commitments to tackle global warming.

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REGION: NZ needs to lead action on Pacific climate 'migration with dignity'


Michael Timmins (left) and Dr David Robie on the Fifth Estate Pacific climate change discussion. Video: Slipstream Media/ Youtube

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Item: 9608

AUCKLAND (The Daily Blog/Asia Pacific Report/ Pacific Media Watch): Radio Waatea and The Daily Blog featured climate change in the Pacific on their daily live Fifth Estate programme.

Martyn “Bomber” Bradbury spoke to a panel, including Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Councillor Efeso Collins, who spoke from Samoa and joined the conversation by phone.

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REGION: ‘If we can’t solve climate change, we’ll need Kapiti Island’, says Tong


Kiribati’s President Anote Tong ... UN General Assembly "only wants to talk about terrorism". Image: The Hungry Tide

Monday, February 15, 2016

Item: 9578

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WELLINGTON (Asia Pacific Report/Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): When Kiribati President Anote Tong told his story about climate change to the United Nations General Assembly, they didn’t listen.

“They only want to talk about terrorism,” Tong said. “Perhaps we should call it eco-terrorism. Then they might listen.”

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REGION: Landmark NZ climate change conference opens to ‘unite Pacific’


Kiribati’s President Anote Tong ... keynote speaker at the Pacific climate change conference opening in Wellington today. Image: The Hungry Tide

Monday, February 15, 2016

Item: 9577

WELLINGTON (Asia Pacific Report/Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): Kiribati’s President Anote Tong, a leading advocate for the Pacific over climate change, is one the keynote speakers at a landmark conference on the issue opening in Wellington today.

More than 200 people are gathering at Victoria University this week to take part in the the three-day In the Eye of the Storm conference.

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REGION: US withdrawal from Pacific tuna treaty will take effect January 2017


Starkist tuna from American Samoa ... A drop in tuna prices in 2015 has been blamed by fishing trade journals as a reason that US fishermen are struggling in the Pacific Ocean. Image: Danny Johnston/LA Times

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Item: 9548

SUVA (Pacnews/Pacific Media Watch): The decision by the United States to withdraw from the 30-year Tuna Treaty with Pacific Island countries will not take effect until January 2017, says Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) deputy director general Wez Norris.

In his initial response to Pacnews queries, Norris admitted that the impact of the US withdrawal "will be markedly different among individual Pacific Island Parties (PIPs)".

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#COP 21: Voices of the Pacific - some regional reflections


Pacific leaders at COP21. Image: SPREP

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Item: 9526

APIA (SPREP/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific delegations to COP21 were part of the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change reached by negotiators last weekend.

The agreement includes several key elements that are of particular importance to the Pacific region, including recognition for pursuing a temperature goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels, a strengthened mechanism for loss and damage, and the provision for scaled up and simplified access to climate finance for small island developing states.

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