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Mar '17

29 Mar 2017

Fiji

Financial literacy vital

Sikeli Qounadovu  Monday, March 27, 2017 Ever wondered why financial literacy is important? For someone who has been in the banking institution for more than a decade, Sitiveni Marovia...

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Mar '17

29 Mar 2017

Tonga

Tongan handmade coconut oil showcase at Pasifika Festival

28 March, 2017. Jessica Afeaki and her coconut oil business from Tonga was among the businesses from across Polynesia and Melanesia chosen by Pacific Trade & Investment (PT&I) to...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Vanuatu

Trial For Drones To Carry Vaccines

Vanuatu in trial for drones to carry vaccines to remote areas In what’s believed to be a world-first, drones are to be trialed to carry vaccines to remote communities in the Pacific. ...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Samoa

Samoa sending medical patients to India instead of NZ

Samoa has begun sending patients needing medical treatment overseas to India instead of New Zealand to save money. It comes as India was also offering to send doctors to Samoa to undertake...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Thousands turn out for Pasifika Festival

Despite the challenging Auckland traffic and a weather forecast predicting light showers, thousands of people were at Auckland's annual Pasifika Festival today. The sound of drum beats, ukuleles...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Tonga

Experts call for action over old fishing boats heading to Pacific

Marine industry experts are calling for tougher rules to stop old fishing boats leaving the country without inspections, after a Stuff investigation revealed the practice. The research revealed...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Samoa

Surgical trainees in Samoa receive specialized training from Australian team

A team from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is in Samoa this week as part of RACS Pacific Island Program, which seeks to strengthen specialised clinical services across 11...

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27

Mar '17

27 Mar 2017

Vanuatu

Musician sets up charitable cancer project for Vanuatu women

A local musician who is concern about saving lives has decided to established a charitable project, to support women in Vanuatu in the fight against breast and cervical cancer. The hotel...

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21

Mar '17

21 Mar 2017

Tonga

Wordless books launched in Tonga as part of PLSLP programme

Textless picture books or “wordless” books that depend on the pictures to tell a story have been launched in Tonga as part of PLSLP programme. The Pacific Literacy and School Leadership...

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21

Mar '17

21 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Fijian-Born Lawyer Finds Her Niche In Life

Fijian-born lawyer Farah Khan, 34, who is based in Auckland, has found her niche in life. After spending 11 years dealing with the legal affairs of the migrant community she realised that that...

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21

Mar '17

21 Mar 2017

Samoa

Strong women make stronger families, villages

Roles and responsibilities within a Samoan family have already been demarcated. Knowing where you fit in is extremely important. That is the opinion of Lupe Fuimaono, of Lauli’i. The mother...

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21

Mar '17

21 Mar 2017

Samoa

Samoa's PM calls on villages to support more hydro electricity plants

Samoa's prime minister is calling on villages with water resources to support the development of more hydro electricity plants. Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi was speaking at the ground breaking...

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