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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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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Pacific nations rewriting league's established world order

If Fiji and Tonga's success at the Rugby League World Cup sees them promoted to the status of a tier-one nation, they deserve to have the same rights as the bigger countries, say their...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Samoa

SAY HELLO TO SAMOA AIRWAYS: FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT ACCOMPLISHED

MARÍA CORINA ROLDAN MIAMI — Samoa Airways operated its inaugural flight OL731 today from Apia to Auckland on their single aircraft Boeing 737-800.Their first flight OL731 was...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

NZ Eyes Climate Refugees Visa

New Zealand is proposing a special refugee visa for Pacific Islanders who are forced to migrate because of rising sea levels, the nation’s new climate change minister says, as world leaders...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Samoan students eligible for U.S. scholarships

The U.S. Embassy in Apia has announced that Samoan students have an opportunity to apply for the United States-South Pacific Scholarship Programme, which supports Master’s and Bachelor’s...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

APTC celebrates 10 years of existence

A SPECIAL function to commemorate the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) 10-year anniversary was held last week in the Solomon Islands. Caretaker Prime Minister of Solomon Islands,...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Impacts of climate change on Pacific food raised in Rome

A high-level meeting in Rome has warned that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands." The Food and Agriculture Organisation's...

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