Norfolk Island Newswire

Norfolk Island Newswire

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  1. The ACT deserves better federal representation. Here's why.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | The RiotACT

    Following the flurry after it was announced that the Northern Territory may achieve statehood by 2018, politicians, pundits, and the media alike were quick to quell the cries that the Australian Capital Territory too could become a state. Local media pointed out that the ACT would not be left as Australia's lone territory, as we'd still be on the same inferior legislative bar in our status as other territories such as Jervis Bay Territory and Norfolk Island, among six others.

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  2. 'It's bloodless genocide' - Norfolk Island in revolt over Australian takeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | The New Zealand Herald

    They have their own flag, their own national anthem and even their own language but by July next year the Australia government is taking over Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is a two-and-a-half hour flight from Sydney and is officially part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but the 1600 residents pride themselves on being "un-Australian" and a distinct race in their own right.

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  3. 'It's a bloodless genocide': Residents of Norfolk Island are...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Daily Mail

    'It's a bloodless genocide': Residents of Norfolk Island are furious their government is being overthrown and the external territory is being forced to become part of Australia The external territory sought $3.5million in support from Australia following the global financial crisis when its tourism was destroyed They have their own language, own national anthem and even their own language but by July next year the Australia government is taking over. Norfolk Island may only be a two-and-a-half hour flight from Sydney but the 1600 residents pride themselves on being 'un-Australian' and a distinct race in their own right.

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  4. Land here and you might get killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | NEWS.com.au

    ... message is impossible to misinterpret: "You are not welcome here". North Sentinel Island is twice the size of Norfolk Island. It is covered by dense jungle and surrounded by sandy white beaches and coral reefs. India has sovereignty over the island ...

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  5. Millions of live animals exported from NZRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... exported animal was cows, with 85,732 cows shipped last year. All went to China, save two that were sent to Norfolk Island. The number of cows being exported has nearly tripled in the past three years, from 30,499 in 2011, according to Customs. ...

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  6. Kiwi quintuplets celebrate 50th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... story of how they took their mother's ashes from Waikumete Cemetery and reinterred them in a family plot on Norfolk Island. (They are direct Fletcher Christian descendants on their mother's side.) There were also many myths and rumours to dispense ...

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  7. Nasa praises Kiwi's stunning astronomy photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... in brightness and has just passed its closest approach to Earth. The statuesque tree in the center is a Norfolk Island Pine, and to either side of this tree are New Zealand Pohutukaw trees. Over the trees, far in the distance, are bright Venus and ...

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  8. Photo of the Day: Comet PanSTARRS, Moon, and VenusRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Wireless Design & Development

    ... in brightness and has just passed its closest approach to Earth. The statuesque tree in the center is a Norfolk Island Pine , and to either side of this tree are New Zealand Pohutukaw trees. Over the trees, far in the distance, are bright Venus and ...

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  9. Jazz loves Norfolk Islanda and Norfolk Island loves JazzRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 19 | Scoop

    So how do we know this? Because each year Norfolk equally embraces the musicians and visitors attending our annual Jazz Festival 'Norfolk Island Jazzes It Up'. And each year top line musicians love performing here as the island provides the perfect atmosphere to get in the groove and play great jazz.

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  10. Norfolk Ocean Challenge 2016 a " Unique and ExcitingRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 19 | Scoop

    January's recovery from Christmas and New Year has been totally transformed on Norfolk Island with the advent of the Norfolk Ocean Challenge - known as NOC the rock. With a week of outrigger canoe races that bring competing crews from around Australia and New Zealand, this is a week of high energy, great socialising and incredible sights for spectators! After the inaugural January 2015 event, AOCRA President Mark Forbes listed 17 reasons why "Norfolk Island has been an unprecedented success".

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  11. Fiji rules in lawn bowls eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | Fiji Times

    ... won their gold playoff. The pairs team of Waisea Senibeci and Semesa Naiseruvati settled for a silver against Norfolk Island. Radhika Prasad won a bronze medal in the women's single while the women's fours team led by Litia Tikoisuva also settled ...

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  12. Threatened Species Strategy will set target to save 20 bird species by 2020Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | M2.com

    ... regent honeyeater, mallee emu-wren, plains-wanderer, night parrot, Alligator Rivers yellow chat, and Norfolk Island's green parrot and boobook owl. Two more - the orange-bellied parrot and western ground parrot - will benefit from emergency ...

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  13. Federal Government to declare war on feral catsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | ABC News

    ... Government's identified in its new Threatened Species Strategy. The birds include the mallee emu-wren and Norfolk Island boobook owl. All up, the Government's named 20 mammals and birds that it wants action on within five years. The strategy also ...

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  14. The war on feral cats beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | ABC News

    ... Government will declare war on cats, feral cats that is. Simon Lauder reports. SIMON LAUDER: The endangered Norfolk Island green parrot is just one Australian animal at great risk from cats. Joel Christian is a park ranger on the island. JOEL ...

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  15. Jon Stanhope calls for Labor to adopt compassionate refugee policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | The Age

    ... 2001 to 2011, has become outspoken on a range of Labor issues, including on the end of self-government on Norfolk Island, housing affordability and the party's ongoing reliance on poker-machine profits from Canberra clubs. He said ongoing detention ...

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  16. Bongsmart.com.au Shares the Dangers of Binge Drinking to Women in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | SBWire

    ... legalisation. The survey result came out after the first ever Australian grown crop of medical marijuana in Norfolk Island was announced publicly in aims to export the one-tonne harvest to Canada eventually. And if this happen, there's a possibility ...

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  17. Life of pine: readers to the rescueRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2012 | Telegram

    ... I love getting them all, but for this column, I have to go back to emails I received a while back about my Norfolk Island pine. I have to do this because this intrepid tree deserves more attention than I gave it, and certainly more faith. Mine was ...

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  18. Norfolk Island gold medal winner's story of courageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | ABC News

    Norfolk Island has landed on the medal board at the Pacific Games, winning gold in the 25 meter pistol mixed competition. The man who won the title for Norfolk Island is Douglas Creek, and he has quite an interesting back story: years ago he lost his right hand in accident, and had to learn how to shoot with his left.

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  19. Draft design on showRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Warrnambool Standard

    ... brick storage shed will be demolished to make way for the toilets. Edging will be installed to protect the Norfolk Island pines from traffic. The footpath leading to the taxi rank will be one level to improve accessibility and ready access to post ...

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  20. Hitting the markRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Northern Territory News

    ... I just wish I took it up ages ago instead of just two years ago," Kupke said. "She's back from an event in Norfolk Island and she won first prize in the women's compound barebow which is a more traditional form of archery," Kupke added. It is a ...

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