NZ ‘deeply concerned’ by West Papua violence

New Zealand’s government says it’s “deeply concerned” by recent violence in Indonesia’s West Papua during protests which have rocked the country. At least 10 people have been killed in separate clashes between Papuan demonstrators, security forces and vigilante mobs. Dozens…
Pacific foreign ministers meeting in Fiji Friday

The foreign ministers of Pacific Island Forum nations meet in Fiji on Friday to consider key issues ahead of next month’s leaders’ summit in Tuvalu. New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said it is an important opportunity to deepen…
Protest at Indonesian trade show in Auckland

Advocates for West Papua in New Zealand are protesting a major Pacific trade show put on by Indonesia. About a dozen people including New Zealand MP Marama Davidson have gathered in Auckland to oppose the Pacific Exposition. The event, which…
Vanuatu minister wants stronger West Papua stance

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Reganvanu says the Pacific Islands’ Forum needs to be stronger in its stance regarding West Papua. Vanuatu is a strong proponent of West Papuan self-determination from Indonesia and has taken the battle for decolonisation to the…
NZ desak kekerasan bersenjata di Papua harus dihentikan sebelum negosiasi

Jayapura, Jubi – Menteri luar negeri Selandia Baru (NZ) mendesak dihentikannya kekerasan bersenjata yang berlangsung di Tanah Papua hingga saat ini. Hal ini disampaikan Winstons Peters, menanggapi pernyataan Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPNPB) tentang perang terbuka dengan tentara dan polisi…
Nine New Zealand MPs head to Melanesia

Nine New Zealand politicians are preparing for a six day trip to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu next week. Speaker Trevor Mallard, along with five women and three male MPs, will meet with parliamentarians, NGOs, businesses and women’s groups in both…
Pacific Anglican leaders call for West Papua action

The leaders of Anglican churches in New Zealand and four Pacific Island countries are calling for an end to human rights abuses in West Papua. In a public statement on Friday, ten bishops and archbishops in New Zealand also said…
NZ govt says it wants info on reports of Papua chemical attack

New Zealand’s government says it’s seeking information on reports the Indonesian military dropped chemical weapons in Highlands villages. Australia’s Saturday Paper reported over the weekend on the suspected use of white phosphorus weapons, which are banned under international law, in Nduga regency.…

More than 500 people have been arrested in Indonesia, after mass Papuan independence demonstrations turned violent. View image on Twitter voice of truth and freedom@khirlani Powerful action in Surabaya where 233 people were arrested for expressing themselves. When we say…