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14

Nov '18

14 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

NZ govt launches new vision for Pacific communities

The New Zealand government has a new vision for Pacific communities in New Zealand.   For the first time in almost 20 years the Ministry for Pacific Peoples met with 350 Pacific community...

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12

Nov '18

12 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

New report shows economic contribution of Pasifika in NZ

New Zealand's government says Pacific peoples are contributing significantly to its economy despite inequalities that exist in health, housing, education, employment and incomes.   Its new...

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07

Nov '18

7 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

New Zealand announces Pacific enabling fund

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the establishment of a $US6.7 million Pacific Enabling Fund.   The fund is billed as fostering engagement with Pacific...

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05

Nov '18

5 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

More overseas workers for horticulture sector

The horticulture and viticulture industries are set to benefit from the Government's decision to allow more overseas seasonal workers. The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme will increase...

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05

Nov '18

5 Nov 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial Vaccine Deliveries Are Coming to the Pacific Island Country of Vanuatu via Drones

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu will soon get commercial drone help to bring vaccines and medical supplies to its islands. In June, UNICEF Pacific put out a global call for help in the form...

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01

Nov '18

1 Nov 2018

Samoa

Second shipment of Samoan bananas leaves for NZ

A second shipment of bananas has left Samoa for New Zealand, after the first export shipment in half-a-century sold out quickly.   Samoa's agriculture minister, Lopao'o Natanielu Mu'a said...

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01

Nov '18

1 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

NZ to use TV channel to promote its investment in Pacific

  In September, New Zealand's government announced it would spend $US6.6 million over the next three years to expand the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service. Documents released to RNZ...

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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Samoa

Over 2000 Samoans working in NZ under three separate schemes

Over 2000 Samoans are now working in New Zealand under three separate employment initiatives. The Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme is by far the largest with 1,800 Samoans working in...

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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Vanuatu

NZDF Delivers Donated Goods for Vanuatu Women

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered 16 boxes of donated bras collected by a Kiwi charity for Vanuatu women. Lieutenant Commander Lorna Gray, the Commanding Officer of offshore...

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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

Giant conch shell unveiled as NZ's memorial to Pacific soldiers

The bellowing karakia was swept through the air by the vigorous breeze at the National War Memorial, as dignitaries gathered on a crisp morning for the unveiling. Beneath a grey sky painted by...

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22

Oct '18

22 Oct 2018

Tonga

Sea level monitoring station opens in Tonga

A new scientific sea monitoring station has opened in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa. On Friday, Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva commissioned the station, which will analyse sea level rise to...

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22

Oct '18

22 Oct 2018

Samoa

Sea level monitoring station opens in Tonga Samoa gets extra 100 meat processing jobs under RSE scheme

Samoa has been given one hundred more jobs this year under the seasonal scheme in New Zealand for meat processing.   This is in addition to the 150 jobs for Samoans every year since the...

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