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May '18

1 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

Pacific youth have a distinct opportunity to make its mark in the technology industry because of their heritage, creativity and natural ability to tell stories. That's according to Mahuki, Te...

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Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Duties credited with reducing tobacco consumption in Tonga

New import duties have been credited with reducing consumption of tobacco in Tonga. According to the Pacific Community's deputy director of public health, Sunia Soakai, the duties were having an...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Leitis in Waiting wins audience award in London

A film documentary, 'Leitis in Waiting', has won the audience award, after premiering at the Festival of Commonwealth Film 2018 in London earlier this month. The film is about Joey Joeleen...

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26

Apr '18

26 Apr 2018

Santo chiefs agree to resettle Ambae's volcano evacuees

The Council of Chiefs on Vanuatu's Santo island has reportedly agreed to resettle 11,000 people from volcanically active Ambae. Ambae's Manaro Voui crater is at alert level three of five, posing...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Solomon Islands

Internet cable to reach Sols next year

The Solomon Islands is to receive high-speed cable-based internet by the end of 2019. Solomons Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have confirmed in a...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuation could cost millions

Another mass evacuation from Vanuatu's Ambae could cost $US1.8 million, disaster authorities say. Ambae's Manoro Voui volcano on Mt Lombenbe erupted in September last year prompting the island's...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Charity to offer interest-free loans to those in debt 'traps'

Emma Hatton, Journalist. emma.hatton@radionz.co.nz A new no-interest loan provider has government backing to try to help low-income families out of the debt traps set by high-interest loans. ...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Samoa

Sport: Samoa tops Pacific medal tally at Commonwealth Games

Team Samoa Chef de Mission Nynette Sass says the 2018 Commonwealth Games can be a launching pad for sport in the country after the team finished highest of the Pacific nations competing at the...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae leader pleads to Vanuatu govt for help

An Ambae community leader is pleading for the Vanuatu government to act quickly to evacuate residents who are in dire straits with the island's volcano spewing ash and gas. Due to a constant...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Fiji

NZ looks to support Fiji further after cyclones

New Zealand is looking to provide more immediate aid and long term help to Fiji after it was struck by two cyclones and heavy rain in less than two weeks. New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji...

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12

Apr '18

12 Apr 2018

Papua New Guinea

Postal Service Utilised

Western Union Money Service is Now Accessible at Post PNG Outlets By Simon Keslep - Post Courier Western Union International Money service is now accessible at Post PNG outlets. This was...

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Apr '18

11 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging bronze in weightlifting, javelin and lawn bowls competitions on the Gold Coast. A quarter...

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