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Academic calls on NZ/Aust to redefine Pacific roles
Radio New Zealand
He also criticised their lack of action on critical issues for the Pacific like climate change. The director of Massey University's Pasifika Centre, Malakai Koloamatangi, says Mr Bainimarama's views have a lot of validity, though he could have handled it ...

PNG PM defends moves to build new university
Radio New Zealand
Peter O'Neill has come under fire over the plans, announced in 2013, for establishing the new Western Pacific University, to be built in the prime minister's own electorate in Southern Highlands Province. Critics say the existing universities are under ...

El Nino - is it finally here?
Otago Daily Times
Australian Government's Bureau of Meterology has just confirmed that El Nino thresholds had been reached in the tropical Pacific for the first time since March 2010. Climate scientist Professor James Renwick, of Victoria University, said an El Nino system ...

Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific
Scoop
There is an increasing network of university links ... from the East Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011. The Pacific region is therefore a core focus for New Zealand’s international development assistance, with over half of our total aid going to ...

Kiwi professor wins global chemistry award
New Zealand Herald
Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland was named as one of this ... which honour prominent women chemists from around the world, were handed out by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Former winners have come from ...

Environmentally Responsible Asia-Pacific Airports
Scoop
[May 18, 2015 – Hong Kong] Four Asia-Pacific airports were ... EUROCONTROL, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Independently administered by leading ...

Vanuatu pen-pal bid teaches compassion
Otago Daily Times
The project is in conjunction with Blue Coconut, a Pacific coconut oil company, and members of the University of Otago alumni. The boxes were delivered to the university yesterday afternoon and will be sent to Blue Coconut in Christchurch and then on to ...



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