New Zealand & Solomon Islands

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Solomon Islands is a sovereign state in Oceania, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. 5.0/5

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There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the 7.9M Solomon Islands earthquake at 1730 NZ time.
World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake: WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in…
There is a potential marine and beach tsunami threat for New Zealand following the 7.7m Solomon Islands earthquake at 6…
UAE, New Zealand to build solar plant in Solomon Islands -
UAE and New Zealand partner to boost solar power in Solomon Islands ...
New Snowden revelations: New Zealand actively engaging in surveillance of Fiji, Solomon Islands. Possible he's running out of material.
New Zealand sends air force Hercules to Solomon Islands
The Government of India has announced the scheme of Tourist Visa on Arrival Enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization on 27th November 2014. The TVoA enabled with ETA Scheme will facilitate nationals of 43 countries to travel to India for tourism for a short stay of 30 days. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam . For more information log on to:
Fiji has been drawn with New Zealand for the 2015 U17 World Cup Qualifiers in American Samoa which will take place in January. Group A, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands and New Caledonia in Group A. Group B consists of American Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tahiti. It is only the second time all 11 OFC member associations have entered an Oceania competition since 2006. The official draw for the OFC U-17 Championship was conducted at the OFC headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand today and the teams will play each other once in a round robin tournament based on a league system with the top two teams advancing to the semi-finals in Pago Pago. The competition concludes with a one-off final in Pago Pago on January 27. The Junior All Whites are the defending champions of Oceania at U-17 level after earning the title in 2013 and going on to compete at that year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE. Next year's winner will win a ticket to the World Cup which will be played in Chile. Fiji opens i ...
27 October 1943: In the Solomon Islands, New Zealand troops land on the Treasury Islands.
Is it not blocked to Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu?
I WONDER WHAT THE QUEEN MUST BE THINKING ABOUT,THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN GAZA,IRAQ SYRIA,ISREAL,EGYPT,LEBANON&WEST AFRICA Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)[a] is the constitutional monarch of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is also Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Upon her accession on 6 February 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four of the aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua ...
Today in History: August 7, 1942 – World War II: the Battle of Guadalcanal begins – United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predominantly American, landed on the islands of Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands with the objective of denying their use by the Japanese to threaten the supply and communication routes between the US, Australia, and New Zealand. The Allies also intended to use Guadalcanal and Tulagi as bases to support a campaign to eventually capture or neutralize the major Japanese base at Ra ...
RoyalVac Pty Ltd, announced today that it has signed an agreement to distribute the entire DrainVac range including their Wet & Dry vacuum systems in Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia. “At last, the best of breed central vacuum systems are coming to Australia and the surrounding region” Managing Director Yalli Pleshet, was quoted as saying. Specifically, the agreement covers Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, South East Asia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Myanmar (Burma) and East Timor.
Tomorrow will be the opening of the oceania soccer under twenty championship at the ANZ stadium in Suva. Solomon Islands will take on PNG at the main event of tomorrows match...any team win ba go lo World Cup next year lo New Zealand. Ok guys chance for hug time solo score naya hehe..
Nabenia key member of Under 19 football team Ba’s Samuela Nabenia has been tagged as one of the players who will be key for the Vodafone Fiji Under-19 football side at the World Cup play-offs starting in Suva tomorrow. Nabenia, who is the younger brother of former Ba rep Malakai Tiwa, is in the final 20-member squad. National coaching director Juan Carlos Buzzetti says Nabenia, who played for Ba in the OFC Champions League, is destined for great things in the sport. “Nabenia missed the cut in last year’s squad. But this year he has been fantastic, he was probably one of our best players during the New Zealand tour. He showed potential he has, so quick and so sharp and never stops working for the entire 90 minutes. So we are very pleased with him.” The tournament gets underway with Fiji clashing with American Samoa clash at 2.30pm at the ANZ Stadium. Vanuatu meets New Caledonia at 5pm, before the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea clash at 7.30pm. You can catch live commentaries of Fiji’s games ...
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Waving the flag for the Solomon Islands in New Zealand. Its a big night tonight for the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau team tonight in Auckland with chairman, Mr Moses Tepai, CEO Josefa Tuamoto and Marketing Manager. Freda Unisi hosting the cream of New Zealand's travel media at the Auckland Pullman Hotel at an informal press conference, all part of the plan to boost Kiwi visitor numbers to our islands in 2014.
A little history: "May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were p ...
American Samoa ready for Fiji 2014 American Samoa will be the underdogs of the OFC U-20 Championship 2014, going up against five of the region's top teams in a tournament not featuring New Zealand for the first time. They depart for Samoa on their way to Suva, Fiji on 19 May, 2014 with the tournament to be held from 23-31 May. They fly to Fiji on May 21. “We know that we will have it tough against these five other teams so we’ve been working very *** our defence as a unit,” explained coach Rupeni Luvu. Luvu has worked long and *** the team’s defending tactics along with his assistant coach Uinifareti Aliva and with valuable input from OFC coach mentor Simon Toselli. Toselli will be traveling with the team as its technical advisor. American Samoa will be competing against Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands “We’ve looked at each player’s experience based on past OFC tournaments they participated in and are trying to bring those experiences to the for ...
IMPORTANT NEW ZEALAND HISTORY!! Please share widely! In the year 2000, the Maori Government was established in Station Road, Otahuhu (Auckland, New Zealand) after sanction (Tautoko) in Waitangi, February 6th. I was fortunate enough to be part of this development and honoured to take part in the administration of it. The greatest obstacles that faced the fledgling Maori Government at that time were; - Infighting between competing interests and visions - The underhanded interference and outright criminal activities of the New Zealand Government - And of course, lack of financial resources and structure, to establish them credibly abroad. I offered the best advice I was able to and used my own funds to travel on behalf of the Maori Government, to establish diplomatic relations in Countries such as the Solomon Islands, Thailand, Iraq etc. In order for the Maori Government to be taken seriously they would need to commence operations as if they were an actual government and not simply a wishful organisation. H ...
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What's making news today: 1. Earthquake hits Solomon Islands. Unlikely to reach New Zealand: Reports that Abbott government is considering a rise in pension age: Adelaide man pleads guilty to endangering four-year-old son’s life: A Pakistani judge dismisses attempted murder case against toddler:
TSUNAMI - POTENTIAL THREAT ADVISORY A magnitude 8.3 earthquake has occurred in the Solomon Islands at 0815 NZ time. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a Tsunami Potential Threat advisory for all of New Zealand coastal areas including the Chatham Islands. The Potential Threat advisory will remain in effect until: - It is upgraded to a Tsunami Warning, or a cancellation message is issued by MCDEM. MCDEM and scientific advisors are in the process of assessing the situation to determine the severity of the threat to New Zealand. Updates will be issued at least hourly. Meanwhile, people in coastal areas should: - Note that a tsunami is possible - Listen to the radio/TV for further assessment and updates - Follow instructions of their local Civil Defence authorities We will update you when we know more. -Dan
A tsunami watch has been issued for Australia and New Zealand following a massive earthquake in the Solomon Islands.
Civil Defence national public information manager Vince Cholewa said tsunami experts had assessed the risks and called off any threats to New Zealand. However there would be strong and different currents along the coast and people in the water and boaties needed to be careful, Cholewa said. Harbours and estuaries would be particularly bad for most of the day. Earlier, even though the earthquake in the Solomon Islands had been downgraded to a magnitude 7.6, New Zealand's national crisis management centre was activated. According to the Pacific Tsunami Watch Centre, the epicentre of the quake was located 324 kilometres south-east of the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. The earthquake was originally registered as magnitude 8.3 but was later revised down to 7.6 by the US Geological Survey. It was initially unclear what damage was caused in the Solomons, which are recovering from recent deadly flooding. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) also included the Chatham Islands in the pote ...
Not what I wanted to read on the herald breaking news site while sitting on the ferry! A large earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands. Photo / Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Tsunami warning following massive quake in Solomon Islands Rebecca Quilliam | 08:46 AM Sun Apr 13 "The advice we are giving at the moment, until we get that detailed scientific information, is people should not be on beaches in New Zealand and should not be boating near the coast, harbours or estuaries.''
NADI CREATES HISTORY MANY may not know this but Nadi was the first team from Fiji to qualify for the regional football club competition. It was known as the Oceania Club Championship then, now referred to as the Oceania League or O-League competition. The Jetsetters achieved this feat in 1999 after winning the three-team playoff with Ba and Labasa. Nadi defeated Labasa 3-0 and Ba 1-0 to win the qualifiers and the right to represent Fiji in the championship, which was played at Prince Charles Park and Churchill Park in Lautoka. The championship, which also had clubs from Australia, New Zealand, Western Samoa, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Solomon Islands competing, served as the OFC qualifiers for 2000 FIFA Club World Championship. Preliminary rounds Nadi, then coached by the now Suva mentor Gurjit Singh, was pooled with Venus (Tahiti) and Kiwi (Samoa). Nadi had the likes of Stewart Bola, Nikola Raoma (brother of former All Blacks 7s star Amasio Raoma), Maika Kasami, Marika Namaqa, Ponipate Naulu, Emosi Baleinu ...
Today's Feature Commonwealth Country is Australia Australia (officially the Commonwealth of Australia) is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. It is the second largest Commonwealth Realm behind Canada. Approximately 24% of Australians over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities. Australia has strong international teams in cricket, field hockey, netball, rugby league, and rugby union, having been Olympic or world champions at least twice in each sport in the last 25 years for both men and women where applicable. Australia is also powerful in track cycling, rowing, and swimming, having consistently been in the top-five medal-winners at Olympic or World Champio ...
Congratulatons Mrs. Joy Kere Solomon Islands first High Commissioner to New Zealand & their first ever female High Commissioner.
Live in the Solomon Islands, 2013 tour of the S. Pacific Islands. SF, DC, Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, and Samoa. Part of the AM...
The QLD air ambulance is in it's way to Brisbane with a young New Zealand boy who has fallen and sustained a head injury in the Solomon Islands.
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Fiji moves up the FIFA rankings Fiji has moved up the FIFA world rankings (released on February 13). It is placed 181 despite not playing any international matches recent. In Oceania, Fiji stands at 6th place followed by Samoa. Fiji’s best ranking was in 1994, when they were placed at 94th in the world. New Zealand remains the best ranked side in Oceania, sitting at 89th on the global rankings. FIFA Top 10: 1. Spain. 2. Germany. 3. Argentina. 4. Portugal. 5. Colombia. 6. Switzerland. 7. Uruguay. 8. Italy. 9. Brazil. 10. Netherlands. Oceania Top 10: 1. New Zealand. 2. New Caledonia. 3. Tahiti. 4. Solomon Islands. 5. Vanuatu. 6. Fiji. 7. Samoa. 8. Tonga. 9. Papua New Guinea. 10. American Samoa.
SOLOMON ISLAND OPENS DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN NEW ZEALAND ON 13TH JANUARY 2014 BEFORE THAT IT HAS HONORARY CONSUL OFFICE IN AUCKLAND FROM 1994-2004 Monday, 27 January 2014, 4:44 pm Press Release: Solomon Islands Government The Solomon Islands Government has opened a new diplomatic mission in Wellington, New Zealand which began operations on Monday 13th, January, 2014. The opening of the Mission fulfills the country’s Foreign Relations policy of broadening its presence in strategic locations abroad as well as enhancing relations with a close Pacific neighbor and development partner New Zealand. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Clay Forau Soalaoi welcomed the establishment of the New Zealand Mission saying he is “pleased that the mission is finally operational”. “Maintaining a physical presence in Wellington will increase Solomon Islands links and connection with both the Government and private sector of New Zealand,” Minister Forau said. Prior to the establishment of the Office, Solo ...
Pacific Islander regions According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the Pacific Islander three regions, together with their islands, consist of: Polynesia[edit] Polynesia: The islands scattered across a triangle covering the east-central region of the Pacific Ocean. The triangle is bound by the Hawaiian Islands in the north, New Zealand in the west, and Easter Island in the east. The rest of Polynesia comprises Samoan islands (American Samoa and Samoa), the Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti and The Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu Archipelago), Niue Island, Tokelau and Tuvalu, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, and Pitcairn Island. Melanesia[edit] Melanesia: The island of New Guinea, the Bismarck and Louisiade archipelagos, the Admiralty Islands, and Bougainville Island (which make up the independent state of Maluku, Papua New Guinea), the Solomon Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands (part of the Solomon Islands), New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides ...
So this year includes: graduating, schoolies, trip to the Solomon Islands+New Zealand, my 18th, the 1975 concert, brothers deb 😄😄😄
Happy New Year to my friends in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Solomon Islands..
New Zealand and islands like Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Fiji, etc.~the more you know~
Happy New Year to all our Australian, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand , Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu! Fans!. -FM.
oh, and Happy New Year to Kamchatka, New Zealand, and the Solomon Islands. Also, Wake Island the first US territory to enter 2014 (I think)
Happy New Year to those wonderful people of Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Philippines and other Pacific Islands
The annual awards were established in 1988 and is decided by a panel of experts that includes national team coaches, ex-players, technical directors and media drawn from around the Oceania region. The award takes into account performances for club and country between January and December of 2012 only. The shortlists are dominated by New Zealand footballers in both categories with former men's winner Ryan Nelsen recognised for his performances with Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers. The other nine nominees have never won the award before with Nelsen's compatriots Marco Rojas, Jeremy Brockie, Chris Wood, Winston Reid and Michael McGlinchey also included. Georges Gope-Fenepej, who helped guide New Caledonia to the OFC Nations Cup final before signing for Ligue 1 club ESTAC Troyes, is the only New Caledonian to make the cut. Tahitian pair Nicolas Vallar and Alvin Tehau are recognised for their contribution to club and international football with AS Dragon and AS Tefana respectively. Solomon Islands in ...
The Commonwealth The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries which support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development. The Commonwealth is home to two billion citizens of all faiths and ethnicities – over half of whom are under the age of 25. Commonwealth member countries span six continents and oceans from Africa (19 countries) to Asia (8 countries), the Americas (2 countries), the Caribbean (12 countries), Europe (3 countries) and the South Pacific (10 countries). Her Majesty The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth and has been since 1952. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, like all Members of the Royal Family, maintain especially close links with the countries of the Commonwealth. The fifteen other Realms are: 1.Antigua And Barbuda 2.Australia 3.Bahamas 4.Barbados 5.Belize 6.Canada 7.Grenada 8.Jamaica 9.New Zealand 10.Papua New Guinea 11.Saint Kitts and Nevis 12.Saint Lucia 13.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.Solomon Islands 15.Tuvalu ...
BUSAN, South Korea, November 8 – THE Pacific delegation to the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly begins to head home tomorrow (Sat). Delegates from the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu will be the first to leave, travelling through Singapore and Port Moresby. The Cook Island, American Samoan and Niue delegates will travel through New Zealand. Others travel on Sunday night through Fiji and onward to Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and Tuvalu. They will be accompanied by the Pacific Oikoumene Youth Group which has had a series of successful performances at the assembly. Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary Reverend Francois Pihaatae said he believed the assembly was a success. “The Pacific churches have had a major impact on the other delegations and should be pleased with the achievements,” Rev Pihaatae said. “Now it’s time for us to ensure that our programmes and activities are in line with the issues raised at the WCC. “At the PCC we’ll be helping our member churches i ...
Who are Pacific peoples? Photo of Pacific woman's facePacific people in New Zealand are represented by at least 13 distinct languages and cultural groups. The Pacific population includes people born in the Pacific Islands and in New Zealand. The many Pacific ethnicities are represented primarily by Samoan, Cook Islands, Tongan, Niuean, Fijian and Tokelauan groups, with smaller numbers from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and the small island states of Micronesia.
. Tweed/Byron Local Area Command with mark this year’s National Police Remembrance Day with a service at St. Anthony’s Church, 60 Pearl Street, Kingscliff commencing at 10.00am, Friday the 27th of September, 2013. . National Police Remembrance Day ordinarily falls on the 29th of September annually which is the feast day for St. Michael the Archangel, Patron Saint of Police.  (Police Remembrance Day falling on a Sunday this year, the service is being held on Friday the 27th).  The day is observed by Police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.  It is a day for Police to pause and honour officers whose lives have been lost while performing their duty as a Police Officer.  This important day is also time to remember Police Officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances. . The host officer, Superintendent Stuart Wilkins APM, respectfully invites Sworn and Unsworn members of the Police Force (active and retired), family and friend ...
FIFA has cleared New Zealand of wrongly fielding Australian-born Andrew Durante in a World Cup qualifier against the Solomon Islands
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Right now, Pacific Partnership 2013 is working in the Solomon Islands where two New Zealand navy ships, WELLINGTON and MANAWANUI, are supporting divers and explosive disposal teams from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States to find and render safe explosive remnants from World War II to improve the environmental safety for local populations.
Tahiti are the champions of the (2012) OFC Nations Cup where member countries include Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Samoa. My advice to the Football Association of Malawi is that we should join the OFC as a matter of exercising freedom of Association as a birth right so that we frequently go to World Cup.
To those wondering "participation of Tahiti at FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, Brazil. The tournament has to have an even # of eight teams. The teams must be the champions in their respective confederations or hosts for the FIFA World Cup to be played 12 months later(some of the conditions). These conditions suit all the teams currently at the tournament, BUT Italy. I guess its because they were runners - up to Spain in the Euro 2012 tournament (Europe being the confederation with the best coefficient on FIFA rankings). Tahiti are the champions of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). Teams in OFC include American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanutau. Kiribati, Niue, and Tuvalu aren't FIFA members. Only three of these countries have a population higher than 300 000 pipo. Australia used to be the member of OFC but they have since joined the Asian Confederation. Ridiculously OFC has no guarantee for ...
PD participates in CSETT Symposium at Shangri-la, 14-16 May 2013 A PD volunteer and two representatives from PD’s sister organisation, Initiatives of Change (Fiji) were invited to attend a symposium on Child Sex Exploitation in Travel and Tourism this month. The symposium, facilitated by the Australian Federal Police, was attended also by representatives of arms of the Fiji Police Force, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority, Fiji Immigration, local NGOs (Global Compassion, the Salvation Army, UNICEF, WAC), representatives of regional law enforcement bodies (Samoa, Cook Islands, PNG, Tonga, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, U.S.A.), AusAID, and learned speakers. The symposium was opened by Mr Jale Fotofili, permanent secretary in the Fiji Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration. Symposium facilitator, Detective Superintendent Todd Hunter (AFP), described the purpose of the symposium as one of bringing people together to share ideas and information and to establish trust between stakeholders. ...
JETS Update Cory McDermott (Year 12 at Green Bay High School) has just returned from the Oceania Area Athletics Championships, in Tahiti, where he won a Gold medal in the Youth U'18 High Jump event. Representing New Zealand, Cory beat some of Oceania's best athletes with a winning jump of 1.95 metres. Oceania comprises athletes from Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Kiribati, New Zealand, Hawaii, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. Cory is a member of the Waitakere City Athletic Club, where he helps to mentor junior athletes at Club events, such as Junior Athletics Days. He is grateful for the support he receives from his coach and club: and was presented with $1000 to help towards travel costs and expenses for the Oceania Champs. Although he is officially in his 'off-season' Cory has no time for rest and has his sights firmly set on upcoming competitions: the Australia Junior Championships, in Sydney and the World Juniors in Oregon, USA (Ju . ...
The things I do when I'm mean to be exam-prepping; I spent an hour reading about Nazi occult sects, the Vrill energy-source at the center of the earth that powers the Nazi UFOs hidden in Argentina and Antarctica, the super-race of people living below the earth with wings who you can connect with and become through intense meditation and embracing of Vrill (again)- which is what Hitler and all his friends did in seances, when he wasn't sending miners looking for hidden underground civilizations-, and sunken continents; did you know that New Zealand is but the peaks of a mountain-range of a continent half the size of Australia. 25 million years ago Fiji and the Solomon Islands were connected with us. All I was meant to do was construct a vocab-list of Old English words.
will be delighted to see Chris Wood notch a single match record four goals in New Zealand's game against Solomon Islands.
New 'principles' for state authorized killings in Asia Basil Fernando and Bijo Francis     Prohibition of the death penalty is one of the most prominently debated subjects in the world. In the Asia-Pacific region, Australia, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nepal, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu have abolished capital punishment. Out of these countries, Australia, East Timor and New Zealand have ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Convention on Civil and Political rights, abolishing the death penalty. Countries like Brunei Darussalam, Burma, Fiji, Laos, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Tonga, though they have not abolished capital punishment, do not execute death sentences. China and Singapore ideologically defend the death sentence as a proper punishment. The rest of the countries execute death sentences in what they call 'extremely grave and in the rarest of rare' crimes.     The stand ta ...
For years, female survivors of domestic violence in the Solomon Islands have been afraid of saying anything in public, unable to find a way to stand up to the oppressive abuse they experience on a regular basis at home. Now, however, all that could change, thanks to a striking display of physical theatre which is giving women the courage to come forward. The Stage of Change theatre workshop was launched in Honiara today. It is a British Council community theatre project which will take place over the next two years, funded by the European Union and in collaboration with the British High Commission in Honiara. The aim of the theatre project, which is being run by New Zealand theatre company The Conch in partnership with Solomon Islands NGO SIPPA, is to provide women with training in performance techniques and a platform for creative expression. It was launched today at the SIPPA offices in Honiara at a gathering attended by dozens of community leaders, media and women's groups.  The audience watched a tel ...
Lucky Winston Reid is available for New Zealand's tough World Cup Qualifiers against New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands
 written by Jane Resture shared from her direct link : shock waves produced by World War II convulsed Bougainville at the time. At war's end the principal agents of colonialism - Australian Administration, Christian missions, and white-owned plantation and commercial firms-returned to re-establish their respective controls over indigenous affairs, but neither they nor the islanders were to remain as before.   The events of the war that had the most far-reaching local consequences were the following:     December 1941. Japan attacks Pearl Harbor and moves towards Australia and the Pacific.   January 1942. The Japanese occupy Rabaul and attack Buka.   March 1942. The Japanese occupy Tulagi, British Solomon Islands.   August 1942. The United States forces land on Guadalcanal.   November 1942. Japanese counter-attacks against United States forces in the central Solomon Islands terminate in failure.   November 1943. United States and New Zealand forces establish beach-head at Torokina and consoli ...
THE Uniting Church has asked forgiveness for the divisions and pain it has caused Pacific communities in the past. In its submission to join the Pacific Conference of Churches, the Uniting Church acknowledges that it had been part of damaging communities by importing alien cultures into the region. “At times the church has acted in collaboration with political and economic powers, undermining healthy Pacific economic systems that valued creation and people,” the submission said. “It has sometimes treated people in ways that do not reflect their inherent dignity in Jesus Christ and has not taken opportunities offered by Pacific countries to learn how to be more thoroughly Christian.” The submission will be heard by regional leaders at the Pacific Conference of Churches 10th General Assembly in Honiara, the Solomon Islands later this week. Also seeking membership of the conference will be the Presbyterian Church in Fiji which was formerly part of the denomination in New Zealand. Reverend Dr Kerry En ...
  Women members of Pacific Parliaments met in Sydney, Australia from 9-10 February 2013 to forge friendships and build a new path forward in addressing gender equality. The forum followed the Gender Equality Declaration, agreed at the Pacific Island Leaders’ Forum in August 2012 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.   The forum participants and contributors included Presiding Officers, Deputy Presiding Officers, parliamentarians, electoral candidates and parliamentary staff from 19 Parliaments: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Bougainville, Cook Islands, Kiribati, New South Wales, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Australia, Tasmania, Tonga, Western Australia and Victoria.   The forum was coordinated by the Australian Parliament, with the financial support of AusAID, under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development initiative.   The forum heard from women parliamentarians in the Pacific about their experience ...
Although Chinese is spoken by a greater number of people, English is spoken around the globe with a wider dispersion than any other language. From its earlier home in Britain (now with 60 million speakers), it has spread to nearby Ireland (4 million), across the Atlantic to North America (where some 215 million residents over the age of five speak it in the United States and as many as 20 million in Canada) and across the world to Australia and New Zealand (with more than 20 million speakers). English is the sole official language in more than a score of other countries: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Africa; Jamaica, the Bahamas, Dominica and Barbados in the Caribbean; and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, to name a sample. Elsewhere it shares official status with one or more languages in a score ofnations, including Tonga, Tanzania, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, Western Samoa, Kiribati, Pakistan and India (where it is an associate official languag ...
CHURCHES in low-lying Pacific Islands will make an impassioned plea for assistance at a regional meeting in the Solomon Islands next week. Leaders of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Marshall Islands Christian groups will ask their counterparts to consider and address the issue of resettlement in the region. At the same time there will be moves to consider resettlement within the threatened atolls. Maina Talia – Climate Desk Officer of the Ekelesia Kelisiano Tuvalu (Tuvalu Christian Church) – said resettlement must be the second option for island communities threatened by rising sea levels. “As a people we need to pull together and adapt to the changes that are happening around us,” he said. Earlier, New Zealand academic Dr Paul Kench, said climate change affected islands in many different ways. “Islands will disappear in the future but others some will grow and others will change profile,” Dr Kench said. “People need to know which islands will do what and act accordingly.” Based on this view, some is ...
Vital players refuse to train with senior side BY PHILIP LILOMO SOLOMON ISLANDS football seems destined for a whole new low in the remaining fixtures of the Oceania 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. The Solomon Islands senior side, commonly known as the Bonitos, is almost certain of fielding an under strength side in their fruitless matches against Tahiti and New Zealand next month. With all its regulars, the Bonitos were undone unopposed by New Caledonia and New Zealand last year the only two Oceania nations still in the race for a spot in Brazil 2014. But with players vital to the Solomon Islands senior team’s setup refusing to be present at resumed training sessions for the Bonitos, to restore some pride for football mad Solomon Islanders will be a daunting task. Instead, the disparate Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) have decided to insert additional inexperienced players to the squad after almost half of its initial training squad named earlier were a no show. SIFF later own up the additional pl ...
(Feb 8, 2013) There have been two more large aftershocks in the Solomon Islands, three days after a magnitude 8.0 quake sparked a tsunami in the region.The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that an earthquake with a preliminary 7.1 magnitude struck 435 km east of Kira Kira on the Solomon Islands just after midnight New Zealand time.Locals fled to higher ground, as buildings rocked for 30 to 40 seconds. There were no immediate tsunami warnings or reports of damage.A second large aftershock struck around 5.30am New Zealand time, registering 7.0, at a depth of 53 kilometres, USGS reports.Both quakes have been close to the Santa Cruz Island group, which took the brunt of the big shake earlier this week.Wednesday's 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least nine people. Around 6000 people were thought to be homeless, the national disaster management office said. (Matthew 24:7) “For Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom. And there will be Famines, Pestilences, and (E ...
A tsunami wave of about one metre has hit the Solomon Islands following a powerful earthquake there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says. New Zealand is included in a tsunami watch after a magnitude-eight about 300km off the Solomon Islands. ABC news have reported Emergency services on Santa Cruz Island have confirmed the tsunami has destroyed three villages on the island. Four villages have been destroyed in the Lata area, Andrew Catford of World Vision told TVNZ. APNZ contacts in Fiji said Suva was blocked with traffic jams as people tried to move to higher ground. The Fiji Ministry of Information issued a public warning this afternoon telling all residents in low lying areas to evacuate to high ground for safety. "Schools in coastal areas are advised to release students and to ensure their safety. School authorities around the country must determine whether students are safe to remain in school - this is especially important for students that live in coastal areas,'' said the warning. Fiji h ...
8.0 earthquake off Solomon Islands; tsunami watches for Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa / Just go to higher ground!
Vulnerable Pacific Countries To Benefit From Pilot Insurance Scheme WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International) — The World Bank says it hopes a new pilot insurance program being tested in some Pacific countries can be expanded. Last week, the bank, with the help of the Japanese Government and the Secretariat of Pacific Communities, launched the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot, which will allow governments to respond more quickly to a natural disaster. The countries taking part are Tonga, Samoa, the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The pilot’s coordinator, the World Bank’s Olivier Mahul, says the pilot only covers earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones, but he hopes the initiative will be successful enough to include other events and countries. “We all know that flooding is also another disaster in the region, like what is happening right now in Fiji, so we could also expand the coverage to new areas in the future.” Olivier Mahul says the pilot still has another ...
Fiji scholar wins $600,000 Marsden research grant on regional security A Fijian academic at the University of Auckland, Dr Steven Ratuva, a political sociologist who is on the editorial board of Pacific Journalism Review, has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth NZ$600,000 (FJ$850,000) to lead a major research project on Pacific regional security. Dr Ratuva, of UOA’s Centre for Pacific Studies, was the only Pacific Islands scholar to win a 2012 Marsden award. The Marsden Fund is New Zealand’s major research award provided by the New Zealand government and the Royal Society of New Zealand to New Zealand’s top scholars to pursue high level research to advance the knowledge and innovation of the country internationally in the areas of science, technology, medicine, arts and social science. Dr Steven Ratuva … security case studies on Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Tonga. Image: Image: Del Abcede/PMC “The Marsden Fund supports the very best investigators to do world class basic research, ...
Wellington Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante has pledged his alligiance to New Zealand after being overlooked for Australia honours. Andrew Durante who has been selected to play for Australia once before was on the bench and actually never played a game for the Socceroos, but FIFA has to give the go ahead. He won't be able to play his first match for New Zealand until March but if all goes well he will be able to play in their qualifying matches against New Caledonia and Solomon Islands. I raise the question, should a player be able to play for another country due to attainment of a citizenship and living there for a requierd time? - Cameron
Tropical Cyclone 05p (Freda) was located approximately 660 nm north-northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia. Tropical Cyclone Freda brought heavy rainfall to the Solomon Islands and is currently churning over the open Coral Sea. The storm ripped through the Solomon Islands, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds as it passed from north to south. Freshly formed Cyclone Freda whipped roofs off houses and flattened trees as it gathered strength en route to New Caledonia, forecasters said Saturday. There was also flooding from rising rivers with winds of up to 130 mph ( 90 kilometres per hour). The cyclone, a category one out of five storm, at about eight nautical miles off the south of Solomon Islands was intensifying and has now been upgraded to a category two out of five storm. Freda may copy Evan's form, just two weeks after Cyclone Evan tore through the Pacific. "It's a very, very long way out still for us, but there are increasing signs this second cyclone is certainly going to put the north of New Zealand a ...
Did you know... That when travelling you can withdraw money from some of the main banks around the world at no extra cost? We heavily rely on this rule to save as much as 5$ per withdrawal every time. If you have an account with any of these banks you'll never pay a single penny for withdrawing money abroad from any ATM on this list. Look for: Bank of America (United States) Barclays (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Pakistan, Gibraltar, Ghana, Kenya, and other countries in Africa) BNP Paribas (France) BNP Paribas Fortis (Belgium) BNL d'Italia (Italy) Deutsche Bank (Germany, Poland, Belgium, India, Spain and Portugal) Scotiabank (Canada, Caribbean, Peru, Chile and Mexico) Westpac (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands) Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu) Westpac New Zealand Limited (New Zealand) Westpac Bank - PNG - Limited (Papua New Guinea) Westpac Bank Samoa Limited (Samoa) We ...
Everyone, We are in need of 4 more time zones!! Can you believe it?! We have 20 time zones already confirmed!! Let's rally together and get those 4 last time zones. Can you help? Here are the time zones and the countries in each that we need. Please share our post to anyone who can help and let us know if you have any contacts. 4 more!! Time Zone UTC +12: Fiji, New Zealand (Wellington & Chatham Islands), Kiribati, Marshall Island, Nauru, , Russia, Tuvalu, Wake Island, Tonga, Antarctica (i'm sure there are some scientists there who would like to worship;) UTC +11: Micronesia, New Caledonia, Russa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu UTC +10: Austral (Capital Territory-Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Queensland, Brisbane); Guam; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Papua New Guinea; Russia (Chita, Yakutsk, Bladoveschensk) UTC-11: American Samoa, Samoa, Niue
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in Australia ,New Zealand ,Fiji ,Vanuatu ,Western Samoa ,Solomon Islands ,Papua Nugini ,Cook Islands ,Tahiti ,Marshall Islands ,Mariana's Islands ,Easter Islands ,Marquise's ,Australes ,Tuamotu Sous Le vent Et encore Et encore .Most of all to my friends in Hawaii ,Kauai ,Big Island Maui and Molokai .Love you all .
Happy Sabbath to the brethren in New Zealand, Aussie, South Pacific, Solomon Islands, Fiji & the surrounds..blessings on this Lord's day
33 World Cup Qualifiers today across 5 confederations. New Zealand v Solomon Islands in going on now.
Andrew Rosindell MP introduces his private members bill on 11 July 2012 in the House of Commons to cure ' a great constitutional injustice'. The Uk Borders Bill, 2012, would create a separate queue at Heathrow and other entry points into the UK for citizens of the Realms, Commonwealth countries where The Queen reigns as Sovereign. There are 16 Commonwealth Realms: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica, Antigua And Barbuda, Belize, Papua New Guinea, St Christopher and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu, Barbados, Grenada, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, The Bahamas and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Bill will proceed to the Second Reading on 25 January, 2013. Mr.Rosindell is to be congratulated on his initiative, and his excellent speech explaining the measure. ACM has long supported this concept, and has so informed diplomatic and consular representatives of the UK. It is not, after all, too much to ask.
Australia and Tonga qualify for RWC Sevens 27 AUGUST 2012 SYDNEY (IRB) --- Australia and Tonga have become the latest nations to qualify for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow after safely negotiating the Oceania regional qualifier in Sydney on the weekend. They will join the region’s automatic qualifiers New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa in Russia from 28-30 June next year. The Australians delighted the home crowd by beating defending champions Samoa 12-7 in the Oceania Sevens final at North Sydney Oval on Sunday, while Tonga finished third after a tight battle with the Cook Islands. It was a tense, physical final that went right down to the last seconds. Samoa scored first through a converted Robert Lilomaiava try after an attack that started in their own half. But Australia struck back through the tournament’s top try scorer Pama Fou to make it 7-5 after a break by captain Ed Jenkins. Australia continued to enjoy possession and pressed but Samoa held them out and held their slender lead at the break. ...
Pacific police chiefs discuss improving information sharing Posted at 00:02 on 23 August, 2012 UTC Pacific police chiefs, meeting in Solomon Islands, are looking at how to improve the sharing of information on criminal activity in the region. The theme of the conference is ’Enhancing Pacific Policing Through Information Management’ 18 Pacific countries are represented including the New Zealand police commissioner and former Solomon Islands commissioner, Peter Marshall. He says they are aiming to ensure that the information flows among the countries in the region is as efficient as it can be. “We all hold lots of information. We all hold information for legitimate criminal investigations. So we actually work how we can best secure that information, how we can best use it in a legitimate and lawful way.” The New Zealand police commissioner, Peter Marshall News Content © Radio New Zealand International PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand
On 13 July 1943, the Japanese were intercepted attempting to land reinforcements in the Solomon Islands, resulting in the night Battle of Kolombangara. During the battle, the U.S. Navy lost USS Gwin (DD-433). Ships damaged were USS Honolulu (CL-48), USS Saint Louis (CL-49) and the New Zealand light cruiser Leander. The Japanese lost the light cruiser Jintsu. The American fleet learned how far long-range Japanese destroyers torpedoes traveled, and for the Japanese, it was further proof that forward bases were unsustainable in the face of general Allied naval superiority.
New Zealand let a 3-0 HT lead slip in the Solomon Islands only to *** victory through Shane Smeltz in the 90th minute. 3-4!
New Zealand 4-3 Solomon Islands: A stoppage time winner by Shane Smeltz has spared the All Whites' blushes as th...
Last day of World Cup qualifying in the Oceanic confederation until later this year: GROUP B Fiji 1, Papua New Guinea 1 Solomon Islands 1, New Zealand 1 Solomon Islands qualify for the 3rd Round.
Bài học 3/6/2012 Bài nghe Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto launched the battle. He wanted to meet and destroy the remaining ships of the American fleet before Washington had time to rebuild them. Yamamoto had one hundred sixty-two ships. The American admiral, Chester Nimitz, had just seventy-six. But the United States had learned how to understand the secret messages of the Japanese forces. For this reason, Nimitz and the Americans knew exactly where the Japanese ships would sail. And they put their own ships in the best places to stop them. The fighting between the two sides was fierce. But when it ended, the Americans had won a great victory. Admiral Yamamoto was forced to call off his attack and sail home. For the first time, the Japanese Navy had been defeated. The next big battle was at Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific. Guadalcanal's beaches were wide and flat. Japanese officers decided to build a military airbase there. The United States learned of this. It de ...
Farina's PNG aiming to defy odds Papua New Guinea may be Oceania’s largest and most populace nation, but they face a massive challenge if they are to make an impression in Oceania’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers next month. The national team have played just three matches since 2007, although their return to the international stage under Frank Farina suggests brighter times ahead. The OFC Nations Cup - the second stage of Oceania qualifiers for Brazil 2014 - commence on 1 June and could prove to be a case of too much too soon for Papua New Guinea. Farina’s squad has a youthful look, and even the older crop suffer from a relative lack of significant experience at club and national team level. A tough draw dealt to the Kapuls merely adds to what is already a momentous task. Papua New Guinea will enter Group B alongside regional kings New Zealand, tournament hosts Solomon Islands and perennial Pacific contenders Fiji. The other group features French-speaking trio New Caledonia, Tahiti and Vanuatu, plus ...
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