News - Pacific and General

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May '17

22 May 2017

Pacific and General

NZ to host the Pacific search and rescue conference

  Delegates from 26 countries gather in Auckland from today to plan effective search and rescue practices across the Pacific. This is the first time New Zealand has hosted the event as...

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May '17

18 May 2017

Pacific and General

Australia's first Polyfest set for 2018

Australia is preparing to stage that country's first Polyfest. The inaugural Polyfest Australia was set for February 2018 and school registrations have officially opened. The festival would be...

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03

May '17

3 May 2017

Pacific and General

Life in Europe a 'culture shock' for Pacific Islanders, says Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi has called for greater support for Pacific Islands stars in Europe, to end the kind of honest mistakes that almost saw him deported from the UK in 2010. England centre Tuilagi has...

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13

Apr '17

13 Apr 2017

Pacific and General

Money migrants send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for one in seven people worldwide

Despite the political fire drawn by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and beyond, a senior official from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today...

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Apr '17

7 Apr 2017

Pacific and General

Hidden Pacific fundraising campaign makes more than $200,000

A joint Herald and World Vision effort to raise money for those living in the remote Pacific has brought in more than double its initial target. Readers gave $216,000 to the Hidden Pacific...

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05

Apr '17

5 Apr 2017

Pacific and General

NZ's tighter policies lead to big fall in Pacific migration

Tighter immigration policies have led to significant falls in the number of approved Pacific migrants over the last five years. Despite record immigration levels in New Zealand, the number of...

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29

Mar '17

29 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Island businesses hope to sell handmade products here

Businesses from across Polynesia and Melanesia will speed-date with New Zealand suppliers hoping to have their food, skin care or handicrafts sold here. Twenty-five small and medium businesses...

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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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