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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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23

Aug '18

23 Aug 2018

Fiji

Fijians warned of illegal recruitment agencies

People in Fiji should steer clear of illegal agencies offering overseas employment, the government has urged.   This comes after charges were laid against two women from Fiji accused of...

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20

Aug '18

20 Aug 2018

Tonga

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake causes minor shake in Tonga

Today's massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake was so deep it didn't cause any serious damage in Fiji or Tonga. People in Tonga are reporting only minor damage, while the earthquake was widely felt in...

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20

Aug '18

20 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

Call for better Pacific support in New Zealand's far south

Meriana Johnsen, Journalist There are only 3000 Pacific people in Dunedin, in New Zealand's south, but an innovation workshop for Pasifika entrepreneurs there has heard loud calls for more...

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15

Aug '18

15 Aug 2018

Tonga

Pohiva urges Pacific leaders to set example

Pacific Island Leaders should lead by example and move away from obesity lifestyle. Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva made the appeal in an interview with Samoa Observer with discussing...

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15

Aug '18

15 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae Island completely evacuated

Vanuatu's government says the island of Ambae has been completely evacuated. The director general of the climate change ministry, which is responsible for disaster management, says all the...

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