Banned West Papua independence petition handed to UN

Exclusive: Document outlawed by Indonesia was ‘smuggled from one end of Papua to the other’ and signed by 70% of the population  Independence campaigners have been jailed and allegedly tortured in Papua for opposing the rule of Indonesia Photograph: freewestpapua.org  Ben Doherty and Kate Lambin Jakarta Wednesday 27 September 2017 15.00 AESTLast modified on Wednesday 27 September 2017 15.01 AEST […]


West Papuan People’s Petition signed by over 1.8 million people, delivered to the UN

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Yesterday 26th August at 17:00 New York Time, the West Papuan People’s Petition, together with the Global Petition for West Papua was handed into the United Nations Decolonisation Committee by Benny Wenda, the Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). This incredible petition was signed by 1,804,421 people and an estimated 70.88% […]


Ambae volcano: Vanuatu Government declares State of Emergency- Vanuatu

Fyi. Ambae volcano: Vanuatu Government declares State of Emergency Posted: September 25, 2017 | Author: bobmakin | Filed under: The Daily Digest | Tags: Vanuatu, volcano |Leave a comment The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has declared a State of Emergency on Ambae island, allowing public funds to be released for the emergency response to the eruption of Manaro Voui volcano. A new cinder cone and magma lake has formed […]


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70% of Ambae’s population forced to evacuate following volcanic eruption

Hi everyone, Sad news. Please pray for the people of Ambae ( Aoba ) vanuatu. My thoughts are with you all.I do have a large family on Ambae Island/ blood relations ,on my Mother’s side The Tenene Family. Regards- Phil. 70% of Ambae’s population forced to evacuate following volcanic eruption by bobmakin Photo taken on Ambae yesterday […]


The Naqaqa Family Farm, Fiji

Vinaka Vakalevu/ Thank you – Gary Yost Published on Oct 29, 2015  Beauty, song and the Garden of Eden in this second film in the series from Vanua Levu — a very magical and musical short about Setareki the farmer and his family at the Naqaqa farm, near Naidi Bay and at the foot of Mt. […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1114 ( Friday 22 September 2017 )

Bonjour everyone, Hope you all well. Just a note to say a Massive thank you to the 1) President of Papua NiuGini – Sydney Wantok  Mr Steve Gagau- You did a great job with the Papua New Guinea 42nd Independence anniversary in Kensington/Sydney last Saturday 16 September 2017. 2)  Dr Michael Mel from the Australian […]


Papua New Guinea – Presentation of New Ireland

Papua New Guinea Published on May 27, 2013 This video is focus on New Ireland, giving information about the culture, geography, landscape, activities (diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing), accommodations, tribes… New Ireland, a beautiful, friendly and easy going place. * Do not hesitate to comment and share the video. Find more information on http://www.papuanewguinea.travel/aust… Like our […]


Just Play – #ENDviolence – Vanuatu ( End Violence )

Thank you/Merci – Franck CASTILLO Published on May 10, 2017 The U20 players qualified for the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea stand up to #ENDviolence in Vanuatu


Dr Evelyn Scott, Indigenous rights activist and ‘trailblazer’, dies aged 81

  By Miriam Corowa PHOTO: Dr Evelyn Scott was one of the leading figures of the decade-long campaign to change the Constitution. (AAP: Mark Graham) RELATED STORY: Mansell lashes out at ‘disappointingly weak’ Aboriginal referendum report RELATED STORY: Indigenous leaders call for representative body, treaties process MAP: Townsville 4810 Among the towering figures of Australia’s Aboriginal and Islander communities, Dr Evelyn […]