News - Pacific and General

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Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Pacific nations rewriting league's established world order

If Fiji and Tonga's success at the Rugby League World Cup sees them promoted to the status of a tier-one nation, they deserve to have the same rights as the bigger countries, say their...

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Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

APTC celebrates 10 years of existence

A SPECIAL function to commemorate the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) 10-year anniversary was held last week in the Solomon Islands. Caretaker Prime Minister of Solomon Islands,...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Impacts of climate change on Pacific food raised in Rome

A high-level meeting in Rome has warned that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands." The Food and Agriculture Organisation's...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Fundraising drive boosts Samoa Rugby Union coffers

The Samoa Rugby Union has raised almost $US140,000 from a fundraising radio and telethon held yesterday to address a financial crisis in the organisation.SRU Chairman and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Communities Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of...

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Oct '17

29 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

The Pacific Island player drain

Ben Cisneros looks at why, for all the players playing in Europe’s top leagues, the Pacific Islands struggle at international level. The past two weekends have seen some scintillating European...

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27

Oct '17

27 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia): Lower bank fees support Australia's Pacific engagement

I welcome the Commonwealth Bank’s decision this week to join the ANZ and Westpac banks in reducing fees for money sent internationally. These reductions will benefit customers in Australia and...

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26

Oct '17

26 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

Commonwealth Bank reduces international transfer costs to the Pacific

Communities in the Pacific are set to benefit following our announcement that we have reduced the fee charged for International Money Transfers (IMTs) to as low as $6 for selected transactions. ...

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23

Oct '17

23 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

20 Fijian families affected by the wildfires in California are still living in evacuation centres

20 Fijian families that were affected by the wildfires in California are still living in evacuation centres while 4 Fijian families have lost their homes from the wildfire. The Fijian Embassy in...

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17

Oct '17

17 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

Exploring innovations for promoting Pacific agriculture - Pacific Week of Agriculture 2017

Regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership are the cornerstones of the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) being held in Vanuatu this week from the 16-20th October 2017....

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04

Oct '17

4 Oct 2017

Pacific and General

Securing a job from Samoa a challenge under NZ quota

Finding a genuine permanent job offer in New Zealand to fulfil immigration requirements is proving too difficult for some Samoans. Each year 1100 Samoans are accepted for the quota but many...

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26

Sep '17

26 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Chocolate and coffee from the Pacific on show New Zealand

Five Pacific countries aim to grab the attention of the New Zealand market with their coffee and chocolate products. The annual Chocolate and Coffee Show in Auckland has a specially designed...

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