Category: Asia Oceania

NZ’s Peters asked to help end Papua standoff

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters is being asked to appeal to Jakarta to peacefully negotiate an end a stand off in Papua. The call from West Papua Action in Auckland came amid reports of up to 1300 people being…
Annual stoush in New York over West Papua

Johnny Blades, Radio NZ It’s become an annual stoush in New York. Pacific leaders call for an investigation into killings and various alleged human rights abuses against West Papuans by Indonesian security forces. The long-running complaint that Papuans were denied…

Radio NZ International – About two hundred men held at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are to be moved to a new facility within weeks. The Australian immigration minister, Peter Dutton, says those who…
West Papua protest at Forum summit in Apia

A small, but vocal, group of protesters gathered this morning outside the Sheraton Aggies Resort in Apia, venue of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting, to raise awareness about the plight of West Papua and its people. Protest organiser…
Apia confrontation highlights sensitivity over West Papua

Redui BZ International – A confrontation between media and Indonesian officials in Samoa last week has highlighted the depth of feelings in the region about West Papua.   Pacific Islanders are increasingly speaking out over their concern about reports of…
Pacific leadership focussed on improving lives of islanders

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister says Pacific leaders are determined to develop the economic potential of each of their island countries. Gerry Brownlee made this comment after attending the Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit in Apia, where he was standing in…
Ini Sikap New Zealand Soal Dipertahankannya Isu Papua di PIF

WELLINGTON, SATUHARAPAN.COM – Dipertahankannya isu pelanggaran Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) di Papua dalam komunike bersama Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi (KTT) ke-48 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) di Apia, Salomon Islands, akhir pekan lalu, masih mendatangkan pertanyaan dari berbagai kalangan tentang apa yang…
Māori designers: from traditional to contemporary

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui – teaniwa.hurihanganui@radionz.co.nz Young Māori graphic designers are re-telling history in card games, comic books and gaming apps. Concept art from Māui Studios. Photo: Image: Māui Studios Aotearoa The four entrepreneurs behind Māui Studios say the stories of the…

Mata’afa Keni Lesa, http://sobserver.ws    The fight for West Papua might be far from a victory for people there but at last week’s 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting; the vocal local protesters who made the issue known can claim a…