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18

Sep '18

18 Sep 2018

Sport: Pacific Rugby Players want World Rugby audience

The Pacific Rugby Players welfare group says the sport's governing body, World Rugby, will not engage with it over its Seats at the Table campaign. The campaign calls for greater representation...

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18

Sep '18

18 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific sees only rise in undernourishment globally

The Pacific is the only region in the world where undernourishment has increased in the past 12 years. The new United Nations research said climate change is a key driver in a rise in world...

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18

Sep '18

18 Sep 2018

Fiji

Fijians outraged as US businessman trademarks 'bula'

Fijians are outraged a US businessman has trademarked their traditional greeting, bula. Ross Kashtan, owner of a Florida kava bar, has trademarked the word, which is the title of his business,...

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17

Sep '18

17 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Professor Fa'afetai Sopoaga wins supreme teaching award

A woman credited with single-handedly getting Pacific health into the medical curriculum in New Zealand has taken out a supreme award for teaching excellence.   Otago University's Faumuina...

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11

Sep '18

11 Sep 2018

Fiji

Labasa To Host Fiji Day Celebrations

With the successful hosting of National Constitution Day at Subrail Park in Labasa last Friday, the Fiji Day celebrations will now be held in the Northern Division. Prime Minister Voreqe...

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11

Sep '18

11 Sep 2018

Fiji

Met Service call for water conservation in Fiji

Fiji's Meterological Service says people need to conserve water in the west of Fiji after a drier than normal three month period. The director, Ravind Kumar, said the Met Service was working...

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10

Sep '18

10 Sep 2018

Tuvalu

Tuvalu gets big World Bank grant

The World Bank is giving Tuvalu a $US7.5 million grant to continue a process of government reforms. The fourth Development Policy Operation will seek to address non-communicable diseases and...

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10

Sep '18

10 Sep 2018

Fiji

Cardiac team heads to Fiji to help heart kids

A surgical team from New Zealand is preparing to travel to Fiji this week to repair the damaged hearts of 20 babies and children. Cardiac surgeon Dr Kirsten Finucane from Auckland's Starship...

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06

Sep '18

6 Sep 2018

Samoa

Samoans now eligible for Australia's Pacific Labour Scheme

Samoan workers are now eligible to apply to work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme which enables access to low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. The Pacific...

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05

Sep '18

5 Sep 2018

Tonga

Tongan Language Week kicks-off in New Zealand

New Zealander’s of Tongan descent will celebrate their heritage this week in the annual “Tongan Language Week” (Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga). Tongan Language Week commenced on...

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05

Sep '18

5 Sep 2018

Tonga

Australia-Tonga to play rugby league Test in New Zealand

World champions Australia will play a rugby league Test against emerging power Tonga in Auckland next month, the New Zealand Rugby League announced Wednesday while axing planned games in the...

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04

Sep '18

4 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific leaders assert common values and strength

Pacific Leaders meeting in Nauru this week are expected to send a strong signal to new and emerging global powers entering the region to 'toe the line' on common issues that are dear to them -...

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