Tag Archives: Cook Islands

Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

Charles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885. The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands … Continue reading

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RAMSI: all good things must come to an end

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. RAMSI’s good intentions and blessings to the people of Solomon Islands will eventually… Continue reading

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Mid-year at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

This year, as predicted, is shaping up to be one of great significance for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and its constituent members. The silver jubilee celebrations have been continuing, and today (20 June) sees the annual leaders’ summit in Noumea, at which point the chairmanship will transfer from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji to Victor Tutugoro, the spokesperson for the Front de Libération et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia. […] Continue reading

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Job: Systems Administrator for PIF Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator to join their Corporate Services team in Suva, Fiji on a full time basis.

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Australia Awards Fellowships (Round 14 closes 19 June 2013)

Applications are currently open for Round 14, for Australia Awards Fellowships beginning in 2014 (close 19 June 2013). Visit AusAID’s AAF page for more information. Australia Awards Fellowships provide senior officials and mid-career professionals from developing countries with the opportunity … Continue reading

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European Investment Bank backs remote aviation investment in the South Pacific

“The European Investment Bank has agreed to help examine safety improvements, upgrading of terminal facilities and more efficient power use at airports in the Cook Islands and Samoa. The USD 1.1m technical assistance programme (EUR 850,000) will be used to … Continue reading

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Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (applications now open)

Applications are now open for the 2014 round of Australia Awards Scholarships. Information for applicants, (including details of who to contact with scholarship inquiries and cut-off-dates for applications) are available on AusAID’s website. You may also view eligibility and other … Continue reading

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Marketi Ples 2013 (art and handicrafts from the Pacific Islands)

Opening 6pm Wed 20 February (exhibition runs from 20 Feb – 10 Mar 2013) Global Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington, Sydney (download a flyer). Sponsored by Pacific Islands Trade and Invest.

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ADB Pacific Economic Monitor (December 2012)

“The December 2012 edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor examines the fiscal position of ADB’s Pacific developing member countries and their budget plans for 2013. Special articles included in this issue focus on economic management and growth prospects in smaller … Continue reading

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Call for proposals: ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’

EuropeAid has issued a call for proposals for ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’ under the EU thematic programme Investing in People. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 18 December 2012. The call includes two … Continue reading

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International Austronesian Conference 2012 (27-28 November)

“Weaving waves writings: memories, stories and spiritual resonance in Oceania” 27-28 November, Taipei, Taiwan. This conference aims to explore the spiritual and historical resources of Oceania and of Austronesian peoples as well as the creative ways through which they are … Continue reading

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The State of Pacific Towns and Cities: Urbanization in ADB’s Pacific Developing Member Countries

This report investigates urbanization trends across the 14 Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. It examines the history of Pacific urbanization, current state of infrastructure and service provision within urban areas, and… Continue reading

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Workshop: “Continuity and Change: Grammars of the Pacific” (27-28 October 2012)

27-28 October 2012, Coombs Extension Building Room 1.04, ANU. Hosted by Linguistics, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU [Program and abstracts for workshop]. An understanding of grammatical change in language provides a window to understanding broader issues relating to … Continue reading

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Conference Report: Innovation, Development, Creativity and Access to Knowledge in Pacific Island Countries

by Dr Miranda Forsyth, Centre for International Governance & Justice (CIGJ), Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ), Regulatory Institutions Networks (RegNET), CAP, ANU. A Conference on Innovation, Development, Creativity and Access to Knowledge in Pacific Islands Countries was held at the … Continue reading

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Pacific Conceptual Frameworks (Family Services, NZ)

The Department of Family and Community Services (NZ) has just released A Cultural Framework for addressing violence in Fijian families in New Zealand. This is the latest document in the Pacific Conceptual Framework series which aims to explain meanings of … Continue reading

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