News - Pacific and General

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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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Cultural practices could influence sugar intake

Feasts at weddings, birthdays and funerals could be providing the perfect environment for Pacific people to overindulge on sugary drinks. Pacific Islanders have some of the highest rates of...

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20

Jan '17

20 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Renewed pleas for Trump to change climate change stance

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...

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19

Jan '17

19 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Thanks but no thanks: Unwanted goods flood disaster-struck developing countries

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...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati are first to welcome the new year

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...

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22

Dec '16

22 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Local wisdom key to Pacific education

Students in the Pacific could achieve more for themselves and their communities if their learning focused more on local knowledge and culture. That's the view of development studies scholar Paul...

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22

Dec '16

22 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Green Climate Fund grants to assist Pacific Islands countries

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...

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14

Dec '16

14 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

More permanent Pacific workers in Australia better than aid

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...

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06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Financial markets bounce back after Key resignation

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...

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06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

John Key's decision - how it played out

It was on a flight back from New York in September that John Key told wife Bronagh he had decided to step down as prime minister. When the news was finally broken on Monday it came as a...

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06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Divers in hot water after being bust with almost 400 illegally caught paua in Wellington region

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...

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