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NZ, Pacific and Australia call for united action on COVID in our region

Posted on 28 October 2020

ACFID, CID, and PIANGO Joint Statement to mark the start of the Oceania Connect Regional Conference 2020Access a PDF copy of the Joint Statement here

Access the Press Release here

Today, we...
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End of 2019/20 South Pacific Cyclone Season Report

Posted on 18 August 2020

By Aaron Davy

Read the full report here

Purpose of this ReportThe localised response experienced in Vanuatu during the 2019/ 2020 cyclone season is not a unique case. International humanitarian responses to...
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Pacific Bubble, COVID famines, faith and aid

Posted on 15 July 2020

+ Pacific bubble at last

The Cook Islands looks set to be the first country New Zealander will 'bubble' with, reports Stuff's Brook Sabin today.

This could mean quarantine-free travel each way, and the...
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Human rights in the Pacific, Inequality, Racism in Aid, and more

Posted on 07 July 2020

+ Human Rights in the Pacific 

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has just released research on human rights in the Pacific.

Data is hard to measure in the region, which has been challenging for...
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NZ Philanthropy, SDGs acceleration, Global protests, and more

Posted on 16 June 2020

+ NZ Philanthropy likely to drop by $20m 

Philanthropy NZ has surveyed 120 of its members, philanthropist, grant-makers and other funders to find out how COVID-19 is impacting on their ability to give. 

The findings are...
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WHO Foundation, Australian Aid, INGOs' vision, and more

Posted on 02 June 2020

+ A Pacific bubble first?

Why a bubble with the Pacific should be first, writes University of Auckland’s Collin Tukuitonga in Newsroom.

Risk is less. With zero COVID-19 cases in NZ and in some...
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Evolution of Pacific Localisation, NZ aid budget, COVID testing in Africa, and more.

Posted on 19 May 2020

+ Update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005

Department of International Affairs Te Tari Taiwhnua has provided an update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005.
 
COVID-19 has impacted the Department’s policy work programme,...
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Cyclone responses, Greener Pacific, Kindness, and more

Posted on 28 April 2020

+ Multiple responses and press freedom in Vanuatu & Fiji 

Vanuatu's newly-appointed Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has established a Recovery Operations Centre within his office to coordinate recovery planning while dealing with multiple disasters, such...
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Pacific Humanitarian Pathway, Debt Relief, Development will change, and more.

Posted on 14 April 2020

+ Pacific Humanitarian Pathway - will it work?

Access and delivery of humanitarian aid have been restricted in the Pacific region during COVID-19. Regular humanitarian supply chains, such as those that would be...
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TC Harold, Pacific 'hierarchy of threats', COVID-19 and Climate Change, and more

Posted on 07 April 2020

+ Cat 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold (Solomon Islands & Vanuatu)

Tropical Cyclone Harold, is the first Category-5 storm to make landfall since Vanuatu declared a state of emergency on the 29th March (due to COVID-19). It is...
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