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Public consultation on proposed modern slavery legislation

Posted on 12 January 2022

In 2021, Trade Aid and World Vision New Zealand launched a campaign calling for modern slavery legislation. Over 37,000 New Zealanders signed a public petition showing their support for the…
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Ongoing violence in Myanmar

Posted on 11 January 2022

On 24 December, two members of Save the Children staff were among at least 35 people, including women and children, who were killed in an attack by the Myanmar…
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Pacific response to Solomon Islands violence

Posted on 07 December 2021

Fiji is the latest regional country to announce it is sending security forces to Solomon Islands where major unrest rocked the capital. It will send 50 soldiers.
Days of rioting in…
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NZ govt announce $100m support package to Cook Islands and Fiji

Posted on 30 November 2021

The New Zealand government has announced a further $100 million package to support the Cook Islands and Fiji’s Covid response and recovery.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, said New Zealand remained committed…
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Urgent calls for global solidarity in pandemic response

Posted on 29 November 2021

Following recent news about the new Covid variant, ‘Omicron’, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa, has called for greater global solidarity.

The WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Moeti, said:…
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Event explores re-imagining Pacific tourism post-pandemic

Posted on 29 November 2021

Covid has effectively closed Pacific state borders to tourists for nearly two years. What will tourism in the Pacific look like post Covid, and how can New Zealanders be ‘good’…
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Advocacy Report May - Aug 2021

Posted on 24 November 2021

Covid continues to dominate in 2021. Disaster strikes in Haiti and Afghanistan. And there is a further push towards joint international development activities.

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This Advocacy Report collates the general…
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Unpicking the minister’s speech

Posted on 23 November 2021

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta gave her first major foreign policy speech recently on Aotearoa New Zealand’s policy in the Pacific. Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies…
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PNG deadly Covid crisis getting worse

Posted on 23 November 2021

People in Papua New Guinea are not getting enough Covid vaccines due to misinformation. This is causing immense stress and suffering throughout the country, says Quenelda Clegg Chair of CID’s…
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COP26 – a partial success

Posted on 16 November 2021

Opinions vary as to whether COP26 was a success. 
Least Developed Countries (LDC Group), representing 46 of the poorest countries most vulnerable to climate change while contributing the least, acknowledged the progress…
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