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July 2009 Blog Posts (57)

Hope fades for further survivors of Kiribati ferry disaster

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA Updated Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:48pm AEST



Search and rescue authorities in Kiribati have all but abandoned any hope of finding further survivors of an inter-island wooden outrigger that capsized a week ago. Of the 45 passengers who left the capital, Tarawa, 13 have been rescued, five managed to swim ashore at Maiana Island - and the rest are believed to have… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 21, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

***Internet SCAM - Sophia Bibi from Cote d'Ivoire***

Please do not answer any Sophia Bibi from Cote d'Ivoire as it is a Internet Scam. This member has now been BANNED.

Added by Stacey King on July 20, 2009 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

NZ airforce plane returns to NZ after Kiribati search

Otago Daily News - Sun, 19 Jul 2009 News: National

A New Zealand airforce plane which had been helping to search for survivors after a ferry capsized in Kiribati has stopped because of a fuel shortage. The C-130 Hercules joined the search, coordinated by Fiji authorities, after the double-hulled 17 metre canoe capsized on Monday on route from Tarawa to Maiana.

The… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 20, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Search in Kiribati for more than 20 missing at sea

Radio New Zealand International Posted at 03:48 on 17 July, 2009 UTC

A search is underway in Kiribati for the more than 20 people missing at sea after their canoe capsized on Monday. Four people are reported to have died and the authorities say they have so far found 12 survivors.

The double-hulled canoe was carrying about 40 passengers from the capital, Tarawa, to the outer island of Maiana. A Radio… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 20, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Hello from Hungary!

I am not sure I am on the right place for posting a message;if not,sorry!
I signed in after seeing an old documentation from Cousteau.
I live in Hungary for 5 years now,I am Dutch.

Added by Marianne Körber on July 18, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Euta hopes to be a better leader

FIJI DAILY POST NEWS - 17-Jul-2009 12:33 PM



A KIRIBATI lad has high hopes that what he learns from the Pacific Youth Festival will make him become a better leader in the future. Teraoi Euta, 23 from Kiribati looks to share his spiritual life experiences with his fellow pacific neighbours. The Kiribati delegation consists of 21 members. What he learned from his fellow youths attending the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 17, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

RNZAF on Kiribati search mission

NZHerald.co.nz 2:53PM Friday Jul 17, 2009

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion is flying from Vanuatu to Kiribati today to help search for more than a dozen people missing after a ferry capsized. The ferry toppled en route from Tarawa, the main island of the Kiribati group, to Maiana Island about midday Monday. It was understood to be carrying 45 people, five of whom swam ashore and… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 17, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

RNZAF looking for 18 missing after ferry disaster Kiribati

Stuff.co.nz by MICHAEL FIELD Last updated 13:54 17/07/2009

A RNZAF Orion is heading to Kiribati to look for 18 people who have been missing since a ferry capsized on Monday. "The New Zealand Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a formal request to help in the search for the missing people late yesterday," says Squadron Leader Kavae Tamariki. The ferry was en route from… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 17, 2009 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

A Pacific performance

By DELWYN DICKEY - Rodney Times Last updated 05:00 16/07/2009

DANCING QUEEN: Eunete Kiatoake shows how it’s done.

Children from the Kiribati and Tuvalu communities gave a lively performance for invited guests at Warkworth Primary School. Many of the island communities’ members work for various businesses in the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 16, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

Communities will re-locate soon because of rising sea-levels

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation LTD - Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rising sea levels has forced many pacific communities to think about re-locating to higher grounds in-land or abandon their homelands altogether. Pacific youth advocate for climate change Ben Namakin from Kiribati raised the issue at the Pacific Youth Festival symposium on climate change and adaptation. While the rest of the world is still trying to… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 15, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

We mix with the best, says Serevi

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Tuesday, July 14, 2009



THE Pacific is not missing out on any international sports competitions, says Waisale Serevi, with Pacific teams fully participating in world-class competitions. He made the comment yesterday while speaking on the theme 'Sports the vehicle for health and identity in Pacific Island Countries' during the Pacific Youth Festival. Mr Serevi said weightlifers of Nauru, the… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 15, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Accident lost of latest photos posted

Mauri, I have accidently hit the wrong button when uploading the latest batch of 17 photos. Not sure who had posted them, but can you please upload them again so I can Approve them for the site.
Sorry about this. Been a busy day at the office, and just hit the wrong button.
Regards Stacey

Added by Stacey King on July 14, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Colorful start to festival

FijiVillage.com Publish date/time: 11/07/2009 [10:11]

It was a colorful start to the Pacific Youth Festival as youths from around the region gathered at Albert Park for the official opening ceremony this morning. The day officially started with a march from the Suva Flea Market to Albert Park where the full Fijian welcoming ceremony was… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 13, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Kiribati community gathers in city to celebrate independence day in New Zealand

By NATASHA HOLLAND - The Southland Times Last updated 05:00 13/07/2009

TRADITIONAL DANCE: Jacinta Lucas performs during Kiribati independence day celebrations in Invercargill on Saturday. Photo: Jill McKee



A small, tightknit community came together in Invercargill at the weekend… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 13, 2009 at 11:25am — No Comments

Fiji Students Benefit

FIJI TIMES ONLINE - Monday, July 13, 2009



15 students in Fiji will benefit from a US$57,393 scholarship grant given by the Taiwan and Chinese government for the Pacific Islands Forum Scholarships. Fiji has the largest number of students to receive this assistance. Students from other Pacific Island nations are also included - two from the Federated States Of Micronesia, One from Kiribati, one form Niue,… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 13, 2009 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

RABI: Island kids elope

FIJI TIME ONLINE - Monday, July 13, 2009

KINSHIP betrothals, poverty and missing parents are giving rise to an increase in girls as young as 14 years eloping on Rabi Island. Rabi Council chairman Bauro Vanualailai said the social problem was a major issue leaders were struggling to cope with.



"Our children are not finishing school and running away together from Rabi High School," he… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 13, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

NZ - McCully to make four-nation visit to Pacific

Scoop.co.nz Friday, 10 July 2009, 2:59 pm

Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs



Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves for the Pacific tonight for a week-long trip that will see him meet Ministers, political leaders and senior officials in Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Samoa. The trip continues Mr McCully's close engagement with governments throughout the Pacific, and follows earlier visits to Fiji, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 10, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Australia's Pacific diplomat says tour setting Forum agenda

ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA - Updated 4 hours 41 minutes ago



Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs is continuing to hold discussions throughout the Pacific about the Pacific Islands Forum agenda in August, climate change, and negotiations on the trade agreement for the region. On a whistle-stop tour, Duncan Kerr is visiting Palau, Marshall Islands, and Federated States… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 10, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Great snippet in NZ newspaper about Banaban elder from Rabi

NZHerald - Sideswipe

The story about the lost propeller on the Great Barrier Island Trislander reminds Hugh Ragg of a similar event in Fiji. "Some years ago, a pilot friend of mine was flying a Trislander from Savusavu to Suva when the propeller on the tail engine sheared off. There were two passengers on board, an elderly Rabi Islander and a Fijian woman. As he was over… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 10, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

First youth delegation arrives

FijiVillage.com - Publish date/time: 09/07/2009 [14:50]

The first delegation of youths for the Pacific Youth Festival has arrived this morning in Suva. Festival Media Liaison Offer William Naisara confirmed the delegation from Tuvalu and the Kiribati arrived and there are a total of 21 youths from Kiribati and 29 from… Continue

Added by Stacey King on July 9, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

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