Posts Tagged ‘Land Dispute’

Landowners seek restraining order over Archbishop

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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The Catholic archbishop of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, says he is facing an application for a restraining order from three landowners in Pomio. The restraining order application also applies to a New Zealand lawyer working for the church, Doug Tennent. It comes after Panfilo and Tennent tried to assist other landowners at Read more

Hopes Doug Tennent can soon to return to PNG

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The archbishop  of Rabaul, Francesco Panfilo, says the church has agreed to drop legal action over the deportation of Doug Tennent from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in exchange for Mr Tennent promptly getting a new visa. Mr Tennent, who is a New Zealand lawyer, was removed nearly two months ago despite a court order stopping Read more

Controversial documentary on PNG land deal gets wide audience

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

What began as a student film project finally had its Australian home premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival last month. It has also been screened at the DocEdge film festivals in Wellington and Auckland. Hollie Fifer’s film The Opposition won the Grand Prize at the International Pacific Documentary Film Festival, FIFO, in French Polynesia, Read more

Samoa’s National Council of Churches intervenes in land dispute

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, Reverend Kasiano Le’aupepe, has denied claims he visited Satapuala at the request of the Prime Minister. “It was a decision by the Council to try and ensure no lives will be wasted and blood is not shed.” They visited because they wanted the people of Satapuala “to Read more