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Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Samoa

Money wise competition empowers young people

  The Central Bank of Samoa congratulated the winners of their “Be Money Wise Poster Competition and Build Your Savings Piggy Bank/ Money Box Competition” last Friday. The prize giving...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Tonga

Push for Pacific youth involvement in Commonwealth body

Next month a new Pacific Regional Representative will be elected onto the Commonwealth Youth Council. That person will help form a nine member executive aiming to advance the youth development...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae again blanketed in volcanic ash

A disaster official on Vanuatu's Ambae island says the island is again being blanketed by ash and acid rain, only months after residents returned. The entire island was evacuated late last year...

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15

Mar '18

15 Mar 2018

Tonga

Tonga receives 200,000-plus seeds

MORE than 200,000 tomato and capsicum seeds were handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAFF) Tonga to help Tongan farmers rehabilitate crops after Tropical Cyclone Gita. ...

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15

Mar '18

15 Mar 2018

Samoa

Kitchen garden, health documentary tackle lifestyle diseases in Samoa

With the first school kitchen garden at Apia Primary School, Malifa launched, a second garden is being planned for Poutasi Primary School. The project designed to combat non-communicable...

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15

Mar '18

15 Mar 2018

Tonga

EU provides €300,000 aid to Tonga

The European Commission today announced that it will be contributing €300 000 ($790,860 Pa’anga) in humanitarian funding to assist Tongans in their recovery from Cyclone Gita. The EU declared...

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12

Mar '18

12 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial survey reveals widespread crop damage in Vanuatu

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say cyclone Hola caused widespread damage on most islands in the central parts of the country. Last week, the cyclone passed over Vanuatu as a category two...

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08

Mar '18

8 Mar 2018

Tonga

NZ supports Tonga recovery effort post Cyclone

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN 
Prime MinisterTonga will receive $10 million in assistance to help recover from the major damage done by Cyclone Gita Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced...

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08

Mar '18

8 Mar 2018

Papua New Guinea

More quakes in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's island of New Britain experienced a magnitude-5.6 earthquake in the early hours of this morning.According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at a depth of 56km,...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Papua New Guinea

Another big tremor rocks quake-affected PNG

Another big tremor has rocked quake-affected Papua New Guinea this morning.The magnitude 6.0 earthquake is the latest in a series of powerful aftershocks that have plagued the Highlands region...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Samoa

PM inspects Samoan guard of honour in first stop on Pacific trip

The Prime Minister has been welcomed in Samoa by a full military band at her first stop in her Pacific Mission trip. Foreign Minister Winston Peters is accompanying Jacinda Ardern on a week-long...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Tonga

Shipping company supports Tonga Red Cross

Cyclone relief goods are being stored for free by a local company, Dateline Transam Shipping and their partner Pacific Direct Line, valued at more than TOP$20,000 in support of Tonga Red Cross. ...

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