“As we deal with the Vietnamese blue boat issue, technically this is not within the FFA’s mandate. So we will be looking for a full mandate from member countries.” James Movick, FFA Director General.
As NGOs, we’re interested to help support the policies underlying the technologies because in many cases the countries may have their legislation based back in the 1960s or 1970s as they probably never envisioned the computers we have available today to be able to capture and use that information. Mr Bubba Cook, WWF.
Playing God: An international committee’s report shows way forward for ‘Human Genome-Editing’ but imperilled by daunting ethical questions that remain.
As National government inaction locks out Realm countries from high-internet connectivity, Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed National has delivered on its commitment to connect virtually every New Zealand household to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network – free of charge.
NZ’s lack of action, whether by ignorance or just poor advise, has huge impacts on Realm nations. The omission from Hawaiki and therefore high-speed connectivity to the rest of the world drills far deeper than just the price of the sea-cable infrastructure build. The price being paid is the cost of ‘time-delay’ that will stunt developmental progress by decades, perhaps longer for these countries.
The Tahiti telecommunications infrastructure also houses one of only five Uplink Stations for the European Union’s Galileo global navigation satellite system. Galileo raises French Polynesia’s telecommunications capability and participation to the global level and with it, the Pacific’s importance as a global hub for satellite technology.
Turning trash into treasure: Victoria Master’s graduate, Lionel Taito-Matamua 3D printing innovation
Lionel’s research topic came about when he attended his grandmother’s funeral in Samoa. While there, he was shocked to see the sheer volume of waste. It inspired him to devote his Master’s thesis to try and find a way to help.
Last week, 16 Pacific countries attended the Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) in Auckland. The first time the bi-ennial gathering of the world’s best fisheries practitioners and experts has been held in the...
Auckland, NZ – At the official opening of the 5th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) there was general agreement that the key to stopping illegal fishing globally, is through international cooperation and sharing...
Auckland, NZ – There is a perception amongst regional agencies that Tokelau’s fishery does not need much assistance because New Zealand looks after its monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) needs. This perception is not...
A drone that monitor and surveys Niue’s oceans would increase its fishery revenue to rival its number one earner – tourism.
The project objective to save recordings of culturally valuable stories and songs so that its accessible to everyone to enjoy also had two added-value byproducts: the second, musician Muaausa Shane Rivers is not as obvious but read on and find out…