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21

Sep '17

21 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says.In a post a short time ago, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide...

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Sep '17

21 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

1000 coffee growers in Vanuatu certified organic

In Vanuatu, 1000 organic coffee farmers have been certified organic coffee farmers under Organic Pasifika`s certification standard.   Tanna Coffee company owner, Terry Adlington, said...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Australia adds to Pacific labour mobility

Up to 2,000 Pacific Islanders will be able to work in rural areas of Australia to cover shortages in low and semi-skilled jobs. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed the deal at the Pacific...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Samoan Prime Minister launches APTC’s 10-year anniversary celebrations at Graduation

The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), Australia’s flagship program, has achieved a milestone of reaching 10 years of providing Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) in...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

Tonga

Tongan badminton team's big travels

The Tongan badminton team hopes to beat the opposition and traffic during this year's AIMS Games. The team is staying in Katikati with a local family in the Tongan community to reduce costs...

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12

Sep '17

12 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu volcanoes rumble

Authorities in Vanuatu say four out of six volcanoes throughout the island group have increased recorded activity.   The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department is warning tourists...

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12

Sep '17

12 Sep 2017

Fiji

Auckland surgeons to operate on children in Fiji

A team of 15 surgeons and medical staff from Auckland and Starship Hospitals are currently in Fiji on a two week mission to perform children's heart operations.The mission is led by Kirsten...

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11

Sep '17

11 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Australia to allow more Pacific Islands workers, patrol fisheries

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will extend its Pacific Islands migrant labor program and fly aerial surveillance missions to protect valuable Pacific fisheries, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said...

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11

Sep '17

11 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

World Bank optimistic about Pacific growth

A new report from the World Bank has found Pacific countries could create half a million jobs and lift average incomes by more than 40 percent within 25 years by targeting several key...

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07

Sep '17

7 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Universities celebrate Tongan Language Week together

Two Auckland universities have come together to celebrate Tongan Language Week. The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology are known to have an unspoken rivalry as...

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07

Sep '17

7 Sep 2017

Samoa

Samoa Airways outlines international service from Nov 2017

By Jim Liu Samoa Airways last week revealed its operational schedule, ahead of its November 2017 launch.  With 2-class Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the airline will serve Apia –...

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07

Sep '17

7 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

World Bank lays out options for accelerated Pacific Island growth

APIA, SAMOA, September 7, 2017 – The World Bank today laid out a series of options to accelerate economic growth in the Pacific region to create more than 500,000 new jobs and increase incomes...

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