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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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04

Sep '18

4 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

NZ to help fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

New Zealand's government will spend $US6.6 million in the next three years on a dedicated TV channel for the Pacific. The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a...

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03

Sep '18

3 Sep 2018

Vanuatu

The future of evacuees Ambae in Vanuatu remains uncertain

The future of the people evacuated from Ambae in Vanuatu remains uncertain. The eruption of the Manaro Volcano displaced thousands with some people moving to Maewo, Santo and Port Vila. Earlier...

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29

Aug '18

29 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

The stage is set for Murihiku Polyfest's return to Invercargill this week

Southland's youth are being encouraged to take more of an active roll at this year's Polyfest, as well as performing on stage. Murihiku Māori and Pacifica Cultural Trust business development...

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29

Aug '18

29 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

How Safe Drinking Water in Rural Vanuatu Will Save Women Time While Aiding in Economic Development

Access to safe water for drinking and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the rural areas of Vanuatu. A new project, that uses solar water pumping technology, will...

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29

Aug '18

29 Aug 2018

Fiji

Australian Kits Will Help Mothers And Babies Post Natural Disasters

Mothers and babies, who are affected by natural disasters, will be able to receive quality supplies of clothes, blankets, soap, lotions and baby napkins to meet immediate needs. The kits include...

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28

Aug '18

28 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific agrees on plan to stop waste ending up in the ocean

A waste specialist at the Pacific's environment agency SPREP says consensus has been reached on a strategic plan for managing pollution in the region. According to Earth Day about 8 million...

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27

Aug '18

27 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Santo opens community centre for Vanuatu evacuees

The first community centre for the evacuees from the Manaro volcanic eruption on Ambae, has been opened on Santo in Vanuatu. The Daily Post newspaper reported the Takaro Community Centre has...

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27

Aug '18

27 Aug 2018

Papua New Guinea

Evacuations underway on PNG's Manam after volcano erupts

Government ships are on their way to evacuate residents from Papua New Guinea's Manam Island, after its volcano erupted on Saturday. The Madang Governor, Peter Yama, says troops are being...

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23

Aug '18

23 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu hit by 6.5 earthquake

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Vanuatu island of Ambrym. The earthquake occurred just after 9.30am Vanuatu time (1030 NZT) at a depth of 13 kilometres. The US...

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