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09

Apr '18

9 Apr 2018

Tonga

Tonga earns US$45m a year from seasonal work

Tonga's government says the country earns close to US$45 million every year from the seasonal workers programme in Australia and New Zealand.The Minister of Internal Affairs 'Akosita Lavulavu...

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05

Apr '18

5 Apr 2018

Samoa

Women's leadership project launched in Samoa

A new leadership project aimed at advancing gender equality has been launched in Samoa. The Women in Leadership in Samoa project also seeks to improve women's leadership in the country Samoa...

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05

Apr '18

5 Apr 2018

Fiji

Waters recede in Fiji's west as north bears brunt of new rain

Disaster authorities in Fiji say floodwaters in the west are finally receding after the weekend's cyclone but the north has been struck by a fresh spate of flooding as heavy rain hit there...

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04

Apr '18

4 Apr 2018

Fiji

Four dead, one missing as cyclone causes floods in Fiji

Floods caused by a tropical cyclone that brought torrential weekend rains to the Pacific island nation of Fiji have killed four people, with another presumed drowned, a disaster management...

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29

Mar '18

29 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

World Bank advocates more participation for women in Seasonal Worker Programme

Increasing the participation of Pacific women in Australia's Seasonal Worker Programme is one of the recommendations in a new report by the World Bank. The Seasonal Worker Programme has employed...

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29

Mar '18

29 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

NZ Immigration launches annual Pacific Access

Registrations for Pacific Islanders wanting to enter New Zealand under the annual quotas are open again, despite ongoing concerns that the quotas not being filled every year. The Samoan Quota...

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26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons tourism market passes annual milestone

Solomon Islands has surpassed the 25,000 annual international visitor mark for the first time since numbers were first recorded in 1990. Figures released by the Solomon Islands National...

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26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu relief operation expected this week

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu are planning to roll out relief support this week for victims of Cyclone Hola which struck the country earlier this month.Teams sent to carry out assessments in...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

Building links in the Pacific through schools partnerships

Today we are pleased to launch the Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnerships program as part of our commitment to strengthening links with our neighbours in the Pacific. Over the next two...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Fiji

Fiji farmers given trees in reforest project

A reforestation project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Pacific Community has begun distributing over 21,000 trees to Fiji's farmers. The trees are being distributed to...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash ongoing hazard in Vanuatu

Thousands of people in Vanuatu's West Ambae are being forced to use umbrellas when they go outside because of constant ash fall from the island's Manaro volcano. The volcano had forced the...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

Seasonal Workers Programme embraced in Far North.

Seasonal workers from across the Pacific are supporting agriculture in Queensland's Far North, with growers embracing the work ethic and reliability of the foreign workers. International...

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