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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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17

Oct '18

17 Oct 2018

Tonga

Rugby League: Tonga v Kangaroos a sellout

Tonga's first historic first rugby league Test against Australia at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland is a sellout with the last tickets selling today. After less than 13,000 fans attended New...

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17

Oct '18

17 Oct 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons only woman MP gets ministerial portfolio

The only remaining woman MP in Solomon Islands' 50 member parliament, Lanelle Tanangada, has been sworn in as a minister by the country's governor general.   The member for Gizo...

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15

Oct '18

15 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

With ASX listing, Fiji Kava sees medicinal future for drink

MackSmithNZ mackenzie.smith@rnz.co.nz The first kava company to list on a global stock exchange says it will use the new capital to explore other medicinal uses for the drink.   Fiji Kava...

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15

Oct '18

15 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

Japan and NZ join forces to help Pacific

Japan and New Zealand are joining forces to speed up assistance to the Pacific region.   New Zealand's foreign minister Winston Peters said the strategic partnership aimed to ensure...

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11

Oct '18

11 Oct 2018

Tonga

Tonga v Australia: Fans gather to welcome Mate Ma'a for Kangaroos Test

What a reception! Mate Ma'a Tonga captured the imagination of the rugby league community during their run at last year's World Cup. Spurred on by the inclusions of the likes of Jason Taumalolo...

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11

Oct '18

11 Oct 2018

Fiji

October 10 Is A Day That We Should Always Remember

Today we celebrate Fiji Day. The day when we com­memorate two very important historical events in Fijian history. On this day in 1874, Fijian Chiefs ceded Fiji to Great Britain. Many years...

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11

Oct '18

11 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

FinCap welcome reforms to consumer lending

  FinCap welcomes the Government’s announcement of stricter controls over loan companies and debt collectors. The charity works with New Zealand’s 200 free budget services and the...

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