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· April, 2008

Stories about Oceania from April, 2008

Myanmar Embassy in Australia makes voting difficult

Paraussies mentions that Burmese from Australia are facing difficulties casting their votes.

Aussies and Kiwis Celebrate ANZAC Day

Australians and New Zealanders around the world celebrate the "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps" (ANZAC) Day in memory of those fallen soldiers of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War...

Fiji:Importing goats for cross breeding

Babasiga is surprised to discover that goats in Labasa are originally imported from South Africa. He also shares his experience on family goat farming.

New Zealand: Ian Wishart Interview

Whale Oil Beef Hooked publishes an interview with New Zealand journalist and the author of Absolute Power: The Helen Clark Years.

New Zealand: Notable Blogs

Kiwiblog highlights notable New Zealand and Australian blogs.

Fiji: Catch the Trashers on Camera

Strange Pants posts about a new public service blog, “Fiji Trash“, which aims to “showcase people who insist on ignoring all common sense and who believe that rubbish thrown onto...

Negligible world attention for Fiji?

Fiji blogger Tokalulu believes the Pacific Island country warrants world attention only when strategic interests of the Western world are at risk.

New Zealand: China Free Trade Caption Contest

Whaleoil.co.nz is running a caption contest for a picture that features the Chinese leader gesturing while talking to the prime minister of New Zealand.

“Uplifting” the women of Fiji

Blogger Babasiga reports about a project that collects bras for the women in rural areas of Fiji.

Guam: Dangers of US military presence

The blog, Peace and Justice for Guam and the Pacific, aims “to provide information about the US military in Guam, with the hope of steering policy away from a dangerous...

Palau: A plane for the president

Reacting to a news report that the Palau president was stranded in a Philippine airport, a reader of okedyulabeluu’s blog suggests that it's time to purchase a plane for the...

Palau President stranded at Philippine airport

Blogger preMEDitated is embarrassed and ashamed over the decision of an airline to frisk the Palau President in a Philippine airport

Tonga: Muddy Water

The Tonga Review writes about a newly commissioned multi-million dollar water system that produces muddy water.

New Zealand: Low Consumer Confidence

Kiwiblog is concerned about the ten year low in consumer confidence in New Zealand.

About our Oceania coverage

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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