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The Gili Islands: a community earthquake recovery effort

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 04:09 PM
Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. Read more...

Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:23 PM
It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath were registered through the Washington establishment. Members of the military industrial ... Read more...

Japan Opts Out of the IWC: The Downfall of Whaling?

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:05 PM
On December 26, just between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the government of Japan announced its intention to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) with the aim of resuming commercial whaling operations in its jurisdictional ... Read more...

The World Will End in Fire

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:00 PM
Proclaiming that the end is nigh has now become the labor of the very opposite of a deluded religious devotee. And the question framed by Robert Frost of whether the world will end in fire or ice is no longer in dispute. The world will soon end in ... Read more...

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 02:51 PM
Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places ... Read more...

Gordon Campbell on the Brexit Vote Aftermath

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 11:35 AM
S o, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. ... Read more...

Pike River recovery operation enters critical phase

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 09:53 AM
Work to flush explosive gases out of the Pike River mine tunnel is set to begin today as the operation to re-enter the mine drift enters a critical phase. Read more...

Australian PM heads out to Pacific "backyard"

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 09:34 AM
A visit by Australia's prime minister to Vanuatu and Fiji this week is the first by an Australian prime minister in more than a decade. Read more...

MBIE ethics code may see contracts lost: lobby group

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 09:31 AM
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is implementing its own code of conduct for businesses that supply goods and services to the government, and Business NZ warns some may forgo contracts if the code is too stringent or has ... Read more...

Cryptocurrency security breach investigated

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 09:27 AM
"Significant" losses of cryptocurrency after a security breach at Christchurch-based trader Cryptopia are under investigation by police. Read more...
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