News - Pacific and General

11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Young Pacific leaders receive prestigious awards

Four Pacific women have been recognised for their leadership work in the community. As Sela Jane Aholelei the Queen's Young Leaders awards acknowledges young people in Commonwealth nations who...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Basketball added to Pacific Mini Games

Three on three basketball has been added to the sporting program for this years Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Van2017 CEO Clint Flood said there was some time in the second week of competition...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

RSE scheme set to expand despite oversight concerns

A seasonal worker scheme providing employment for people from the Pacific has received a $10 million boost from the Government, which says it could be expanded to cover new industries like...

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29

Jun '17

29 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Top rugby nations urged to tour Pacific Islands

Tier one rugby nations are being urged to follow the lead of Scotland, Italy and Wales by touring the Pacific Islands. The Scots were upset 27-22 in Suva at the weekend, one week after they...

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19

Jun '17

19 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

The new wave of Pacific migration: Thousands leave Auckland housing crisis behind for life in the provinces

Ta'ufo'ou​ Mataka hasn't looked back since leaving her Auckland home four years ago for a new life in Timaru. The mother of four​ moved to the South Island when her husband, Misimana​...

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16

Jun '17

16 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

IAMTN Endorses the International Day of Family Remittances

IAMTN joins IFAD in recognising and raising global awareness of the fundamental contribution made by migrant workers through remittances. Remittances complement banking institutions by providing...

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14

Jun '17

14 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

PACER-Plus trade deal signed in Tonga

    A region-wide free trade agreement has been signed in Tonga, with some notable absences.   The deal, known as PACER-Plus, has been hailed by proponents as a new kind of...

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08

Jun '17

8 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Pasifika achievement boosted in NZ schools

Embracing cultural diversity has been key in lifting achievement rates for Maori and Pasifika students at one of New Zealand's most ethnically diverse schools. Maori and Pasifika students make...

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08

Jun '17

8 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Improving the Seasonal Employment workers program

The Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet together with the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development hosted a public forum this morning.   The gathering was to garner the...

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06

Jun '17

6 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

PTI congratulates Queen’s Birthday awardees

Former rugby union player and coach Michael Jones and renowned chef Michael Meredith are among several people of Pacific Island origin in New Zealand who have been honoured with awards by the...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific youth 'need to be aware of their self-worth'

Youth workers from the Pacific say that it's vital young people in the region feel empowered, and included as valued members of society.   A group from the Ola Fou programme was in...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Pacific and General

Future disaster losses represent an existential threat to small island states, undermining efforts to eradicate poverty and build resilient cities and communities

If you scroll your way down through the full list of approximately 57 Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, it reads like a roll call for prevention, resilience and recovery from recent...

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