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Headline: Nuclear-Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) Day: Militarisation in the region

Event date and time:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 18:0020:00

“What happens at the UN when indigenous peoples even attempt to speak to the issue of demilitarisation? We are forced to leave the “process’ with the one thing we cannot even consider bargaining away – our conscience.”Noho Hewa

Are indigenous issues being sold out at the United Nations?

Speaker: Bunny McDiarmid, executive director of Greenpeace New Zealand

Organised by the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Coalition (APHRC) in association with the Pacific Media Centre.

The seminar is followed by the APHRC annual general meeting.

When: Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 6-8pm

Where: WG808, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.