News - Pacific and General

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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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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19

Mar '17

19 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

'If it works it will be massive' - drones to carry vital vaccines in Pacific in ground-breaking trial

In what's believed to be a world-first, drones are to be trialled to carry vaccines to remote communities in the Pacific. Unicef is working with the Vanuatu government on the groundbreaking...

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12

Mar '17

12 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Rise of Pacific rugby

MUCH has been said about the game of rugby, its development, advancement and its pros and cons. But the reality of rugby perfectly described in the saying; "Rugby is not just a sport, nor just a...

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09

Mar '17

9 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

What is the Economic Role of Remittances in the World?

When experts study the economic effects of migration, the amount of money expatriates send back to their homes plays a key role in some countries. These transactions are commonly referred to as...

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09

Mar '17

9 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

What the heck are remittances?

Summary Explaining the buzzwords of the moment: what are remittances and why are they worth $600bn? Our weekly series What The Heck Is… exists to shed light on the strange unexplained...

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08

Mar '17

8 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Empowering women 'key to Pacific advancement'

The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat says the key to sustainable and resilient development in Pacific communities is the economic empowerment of Pacific women. Dame Meg...

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08

Mar '17

8 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Encouraging political participation of Pacific women

TALEBULA KATE Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Update: 2:20PM PARLIAMENTS within the Pacific region are being encouraged to use the Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual that was launched at...

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02

Mar '17

2 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Islanders in European Rugby

As the power of European Club Rugby continues to grow could we see more and more Pacific Islanders representing European nations? PACIFIC ISLANDERS PRESENCE IN EUROPEAN RUGBY The increasing...

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23

Feb '17

23 Feb 2017

Pacific and General

Big contingent of Pacific businesses for Pasifika ’17

Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) New Zealand has organised its biggest contingent to attend this year’s Pasifika Festival which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Twenty-eight companies...

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13

Feb '17

13 Feb 2017

Pacific and General

Tributes flow in for Sione Lauaki

Tributes are flowing in for Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away on Saturday from kidney failure. His former club, The Waikato Chiefs, stated on Twitter "Rest in peace Sione, always a...

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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Lessons to be learned from across the ditch as Australia struggles with farm labour woes

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...

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