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18

Jan '18

18 Jan 2018

Tonga

Tonga's Pohiva said to be recovering well

Family of the ailing Tongan prime minister Akilisi Pohiva say he is recovering well and there are reports he met with King Tupou VI this afternoon.Mr Pohiva was admitted into the local Intensive...

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18

Jan '18

18 Jan 2018

Pacific and General

Forum consults Pacific on security, finance and foreign policy

The future of Pacific regional policy is to be guided by the outcomes of a series of in-country consultations being conducted by the Pacific Islands Forum over the next two months. The first in...

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09

Jan '18

9 Jan 2018

Samoa

Tax free threshold raised in Samoa

The Samoan government has raised the threshold for tax free earnings. Workers making up to $US5900 dollars or $15,000 tala will not be pay tax under reforms announced late last year by revenue...

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09

Jan '18

9 Jan 2018

Papua New Guinea

'Years' before PNG volcano evacuees can return

A senior volcanologist in Papua New Guinea says it could be years before the people of Kadovar Island can return. 691 islanders were evacuated over the weekend after a volcanic eruption began on...

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14

Dec '17

14 Dec 2017

Tonga

New Tongan island made of 'tuff' stuff, likely to persist years, NASA shows

Source:NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterSummary:In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the...

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14

Dec '17

14 Dec 2017

Pacific and General

ANZ REDUCES MONEY TRANSFER FEES FROM NEW ZEALAND TO FIJI, SOLOMON ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS AND KIRIBATI

ANZ yesterday announced it has reduced International Money Transfer fees by more than 60 per cent from New Zealand to Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati via Internet Banking.It now...

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13

Dec '17

13 Dec 2017

Samoa

Traditional Samoan mats used to empower unemployed women

A young leader in Samoa has been recognised for her work using traditional Samoan mat weaving or fala masi to empower unemployed women.Petronilla Molio'o Mataeliga, who's from the village of...

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13

Dec '17

13 Dec 2017

Solomon Islands

Solomons' young leader awarded for improving adult literacy

A Solomon Islander has been acknowledged for her work tackling low literacy rates among adults. Millicent Barty conducted a survey and found that only 17 per cent of adults in her country aged...

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08

Dec '17

8 Dec 2017

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands authorities count cost of floods

Authorities in Solomon Islands are trying to ascertain the extent of damage after flooding across Guadalcanal this week. The director of the National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates, said...

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08

Dec '17

8 Dec 2017

Samoa

Symposium looks at how matai system is changing

A recent symposium in New Zealand has provided key research data into how overseas matai, or chiefs, engage with their responsibilities. AUT academic Lealiifano Albert Refiti said the way matai...

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28

Nov '17

28 Nov 2017

Tonga

Tonga declares national holiday for league team

Tonga's government has declared a public holiday on Wednesday to mark the deeds of their rugby league team at the world cup. The Mate Ma'a Tonga lost a thrilling World Cup semi-final to England...

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22

Nov '17

22 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

World Childrens Day: Pacific children take over media and entertainment

CHILDREN from across the Pacific today marked World Children's Day by taking over key roles in media and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled,...

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