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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Pacific nations rewriting league's established world order

If Fiji and Tonga's success at the Rugby League World Cup sees them promoted to the status of a tier-one nation, they deserve to have the same rights as the bigger countries, say their...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Samoa

SAY HELLO TO SAMOA AIRWAYS: FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT ACCOMPLISHED

MARÍA CORINA ROLDAN MIAMI — Samoa Airways operated its inaugural flight OL731 today from Apia to Auckland on their single aircraft Boeing 737-800.Their first flight OL731 was...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

APTC celebrates 10 years of existence

A SPECIAL function to commemorate the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) 10-year anniversary was held last week in the Solomon Islands. Caretaker Prime Minister of Solomon Islands,...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Impacts of climate change on Pacific food raised in Rome

A high-level meeting in Rome has warned that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands." The Food and Agriculture Organisation's...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Tonga

Sport: Tonga surge to historic league victory over NZ

After a devastating second-half surge cheered on by a sea of red in Hamilton, Tonga have beaten New Zealand 28-22 at the Rugby League World Cup.It is the first time Tonga have ever beaten the...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Samoa

Samoa's new airline making first commercial trip

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is calling on Samoans around the world to back the country's new national airline.   Samoa Airlines replaces Polynesian Air, which...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Fundraising drive boosts Samoa Rugby Union coffers

The Samoa Rugby Union has raised almost $US140,000 from a fundraising radio and telethon held yesterday to address a financial crisis in the organisation.SRU Chairman and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash still causing problems on Ambae

The Vanuatu island of Ambae continues to be affected by ashfall, particularly in the west and now in the north. A local pastor, William Bice, told the Daily Post the ash fall was heavy and is...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Solomon Islands

“Women can also become great leaders” – Police Constable Roberta Ora

“Being a Police officer let alone a female is quite challenging but everything has challenges,” says Police Constable Roberta Ora, one of only two female officers who serve in the Royal...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Tonga

Tonga observes Constitution Day with public holiday

Tonga observed Constitution Day with a holiday on Monday 6 November, this year marking the 142nd anniversary of Tonga's Constitution, which was was first enacted by HM King Tupou I on November 4,...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Communities Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of...

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31

Oct '17

31 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands

Relief supplies arrive in Temotu

More than 11,000 cartons of bottled water and 40 tonnes of rice are being transported to Temotu Province. They are among the relief supplies sent by the National Disaster Management Office to...

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