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06

Jun '18

6 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), 16 June

What is the International Day of Family Remittances? The 16th June has been designated as the official International Day of Family Remittances. It was unanimously proclaimed by all 176 IFAD...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Samoa

Commemorating Independence educates our people

Looking back on our history helps us understand what has shaped our country and informs how we can move forward. This is why the Director of the Centre for Samoan Studies, Dr. Safua Akeli Amaama...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Tonga

Tonga airline ready to fly Samoa and Tonga for real

After four months delay in the launching of flights between Samoa and Tonga, Real Tonga Airline is ready to kick start operations out of Faleolo International Airport on 29 June, 2018. This was...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Papua New Guinea

Both sides can improve on seasonal workers

WITH the government recently admitting to issues plaguing the number of Papua New Guineans working in Australia and New Zealand farms as seasonal workers, Australia says the need for improvement...

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04

Jun '18

4 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Winnie Laban becomes a Dame at the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban reflects on her parents' journey from Samoa to help their children fulfil their dreams as she accepts a top Queen's Birthday Honour. New Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban...

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31

May '18

31 May 2018

Pacific and General

Australia's Seasonal Workers Program a win for Pacific Islanders, too

In the past week, reports emerged about abuse of migrant workers in Australia's government-led Seasonal Workers Program. The scheme brings thousands of Pacific workers to fill labour shortages...

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31

May '18

31 May 2018

Tonga

Gifts from San Francisco Tongans for Cyclone Gita relief

A container of relief packages and food items for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua who were affected by Cyclone Gita in February were handed over by Sela Tukia from the Tonga Consul General...

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31

May '18

31 May 2018

Fiji

Fiji tops world for diabetes deaths

Fiji has highest death rate from diabetes in the world with 188 of 100,000 fatalities being attributed to the disease, the latest life expectancy world rankings show. Diabetes Fiji project...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Programme which helps Pacific workers in NZ call for support

A programme providing skills training to Pacific Islanders working in the Bay of Islands is calling for help from people keen to share their skills. Nationally more than 11,000 seasonal workers...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific speech contest a chance for Rotorua students to connect

Pacific Island students have jumped at the chance to connect and celebrate their culture at a speech competition. More than 100 students from around the Bay of Plenty participated in the...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. According to the ACCC’s ninth annual Targeting scams report...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

Pacific and General

NZ signals long-term Pacific climate change strategy

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister says the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change. Winston Peters said the...

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