New Zealand

FIJI NEWS – Former Fiji PM jailed on corruption charges

Military rulers suppressing opposition in Fiji: lawyer Updated 4 August 2012, 8:09 AEST A prominent lawyer says the jailing of Fiji’s last democratically elected prime minister shows the military government is trying to remove its opposition ahead of elections slated for 2014. Jailed for corruption: former Fijian prime minister Laisenia Qarase. (Credit: ABC) […]

FIJI NEWS – NZ give $2M for Fiji Elections

Govt to give $2m for Fijian elections PALOMA MIGONE IN TONGA Last updated 17:44 23/07/2012 4!g1Jk74_hHGWYLXF4lw%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAItRSTPmHexZx04tQ1KhqzZCwZKn5T6rdA#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Conload&id=I0_1343104411976& Share 11 South Pacific Govt to give $2m for Fijian electionsNZ’s McCully in FijiBainimarama ‘not surprised’ about alleged plotRaids over alleged Fiji assassination plotGoogle shows off coolest views yetPacific worst placed […]

FIJISUN – Islam updates around the globe

KRAUTHAMMER: Islamic uprising, not Facebook revolution Santa Rosa Press Democrat Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national … See all stories on […]

Fijian students thank India for assistance

Fijian students in India thankful for assistance 13:38 Sun May 27, 2012   With Mereseini Marau at Fiji High Commission, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India.Taken from/By: Facebook Report by: Shireen Lata Fiji students studying in India received an increase in their allowance. Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan reminded […]

Bar raised for university entrance

University entrance requirements will be raised in 2012, but students will also have four new subjects to count towards the required level. Religious Studies, Business Studies, Education for Sustainability and Home Economics were added to the list of approved subjects for next year as NZQA today announced changes to UE, […]

Quakes continue to hit Christchurch

Sizable aftershocks are continuing to shake Christchurch today, as the Prime Minister says authorities need time to sort out what parts of the city will be abandoned due to quake damage. An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook Canterbury this afternoon, part of a continuing series of aftershocks shaking the region. […]

Success: Seeing the future in clear water

Duo faced long struggle before finding a market for stormwater-treatment technology. As university students, Greg Yeoman and Mike Hannah worked hard and played the same way. Weekends and holidays usually involved some sort of beach-centred activity: surfing, fishing or scuba diving. It was that time at the beach that sparked […]

NZ speller stumbles in US spelling bee

The New Zealand entrant in the US “Olympics of spelling” has been eliminated, although she did not botch her words on stage. Belinda Gibbon, 14, from Wellington Girls’ College, correctly spelled “terraqueous” meaning consisting of, or formed of, land and water, and “upsilon”, the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet […]

Brainwave helps stroke victims

Treatment for stroke survivors is being revolutionised by neuro-scientists at Auckland University. They have developed a way to fast-track recovery using electro-magnetic equipment to activate dormant brain cells. Lead researcher Dr Cathy Stinear said the technique prepared the brain when used immediately before a physiotherapy session. “We can excite the […]

202km/h driver caught by brother-in-law

A Hastings man clocked driving at 202km/h was pulled over by a police constable who turned out to be his brother-in-law. Officers who pulled over James Stanley Buckrell, 36, on January 29, said the late-model V8 Holden Commodore sounded like a “rocket” as it headed towards their parked patrol cars […]


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