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Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

April 10, 2019

An exhibition about the infamous Dawn Raids in the 1970s has opened in South Auckland, providing a window into a painful chapter of New Zealand’s history.

Solomon Islands students ‘denied’ opportunity to vote in election

Solomon Islands students ‘denied’ opportunity to vote in election

April 5, 2019

As Solomon Islanders headed to the polls on Wednesday to vote for leaders whom they trust will lead them in the next ...

Cuba boosting ‘Pacific connection’ in defiance of US blockade

Cuba boosting ‘Pacific connection’ in defiance of US blockade

April 5, 2019

Cuba will develop relationships with Pacific countries despite pressure from the United States, says...

How journalists can improve diversity in our media

How journalists can improve diversity in our media

March 28, 2019

The New Zealand mainstream media has done two things in the past fortnight – it’s shown just how good it can be with excellent reporting of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks.

Students on NZ massacre: ‘We want to stay as a country, unified, always’

March 22, 2019

Muslim students have praised the gestures of kindness they have received from fellow students and the New Zealand community following last Friday’s terror attack in Christchurch when 50 people were massacred.

We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

March 21, 2019

In the 20 years I’ve lived in New Zealand since I was little, I’ve never felt unsafe or been discriminated against for being an immigrant or for my beliefs as a Muslim. I’ve always felt grateful for being able to live in a country where people are generally kind, warm and understanding.

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

March 20, 2019

Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic.

Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

February 24, 2019

The president of the Samoa Voyaging Society, Schannel van Dijken, says humans cannot thrive without looking after their landscapes and seascapes.

Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

January 24, 2019

Our trip to Rabi Island in Fiji was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving...

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

December 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to the monumental event of APEC 2018 has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host the leaders summit in 2013. But there has been dismay since last month's event.

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

November 24, 2018

“Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006.

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

November 16, 2018

A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the nation's first coup.

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