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May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Programme which helps Pacific workers in NZ call for support

A programme providing skills training to Pacific Islanders working in the Bay of Islands is calling for help from people keen to share their skills. Nationally more than 11,000 seasonal workers...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific speech contest a chance for Rotorua students to connect

Pacific Island students have jumped at the chance to connect and celebrate their culture at a speech competition. More than 100 students from around the Bay of Plenty participated in the...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. According to the ACCC’s ninth annual Targeting scams report...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

Pacific and General

NZ signals long-term Pacific climate change strategy

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister says the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change. Winston Peters said the...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu NDMO predicts low evacuation numbers from Ambae

Vanuatu's National Disaster office says only about 10 percent of the population are expected to take up the government's offer of help to evacuate the volcanic island of Ambae. Operations...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Fiji

Countdown To Ramadan

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Muslims around Fiji are expected to begin their month-long fast from Thursday, May 17, or Friday, May 18. If the moon is sighted on May 16 then fasting...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Vanuatu

Walking the talk in Vanuatu, the first country in the world to ban plastic straws

15 May 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu - It's a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially being the first nation in the world to legally...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Pacific and General

2018 Pacific Test: Fixture, Tickets and How to Watch

While the Blues battle the Maroons in the second game of the State of Origin, Sydney will also play host to the first International matches since the Rugby World Cup – the Pacific Test...

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11

May '18

11 May 2018

Fiji

Charity sends bras in support of Fiji women

An Australian-based charity has distributed more than 2200 donated bras to women in Fiji. Project Pasifika held their second 'Hooter Holder' even in Fiji last week, where new and used bras...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Vanuatu

New Zealand delivers aid supplies for Vanuatu volcano victims

New Zealand has delivered 23 tonnes of emergency aid for Vanuatu's volcano evacuees. The supplies included hygiene kits, tarpaulins, mother-and-infant kits and shelter toolkits. The New Zealand...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

Pacific youth have a distinct opportunity to make its mark in the technology industry because of their heritage, creativity and natural ability to tell stories. That's according to Mahuki, Te...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Duties credited with reducing tobacco consumption in Tonga

New import duties have been credited with reducing consumption of tobacco in Tonga. According to the Pacific Community's deputy director of public health, Sunia Soakai, the duties were having an...

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