News - Pacific and General
24 Jan 2017
As the backpacker tax saga is finally laid to rest, the problem with Australia's seasonal labour force remains. Simply, there is more work than workers. Getting skilled and reliable seasonal...
20 Jan 2017
Pacific Island countries have renewed their calls for US president-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his stance on climate change. Mr Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, dismissed climate...
19 Jan 2017
Ten months after Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu, 18 containers of unrequested donated goods sat on the wharf — accumulating $1.5 million in storage, handling and...
3 Jan 2017
The Pacific island nations Tonga, Samoa, and parts of Kiribati were the first places in the world to welcome the new year on Sunday. Auckland in New Zealand will be the world's first major city...
22 Dec 2016
Multi-million grants for three new projects have been approved by the Green Climate Fund for Pacific Islands, including Tonga, to assist with the impact of climate change. The grants include...
14 Dec 2016
Allowing one percent of Pacific citizens to work in Australia would deliver greater benefit than Australia's entire aid programme. That's according to a new research by the foreign policy...
6 Dec 2016
Financial markets have quickly put the shock resignation of Prime Minister behind them and want a peaceful, business-as-usual transition to a new government leadership team. The New Zealand...
6 Dec 2016
Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend. The find marked the start of the Ministry...