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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Samoa

Samoa sets up superannuation for RSE workers

The Samoa government has decreed that all Samoans working in New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme are to start making superannuation contributions to Samoa's National...

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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Sustainable Agriculture in Vanuatu in the Wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. The nation’s economy is based largely on its agriculture and tourism sectors, both of which were decimated by Tropical Cyclone (TC)...

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18

Feb '18

18 Feb 2018

Tonga

Sport: Taufatofua's result a success for Tonga

Tongan skier Pita Taufatofua has finished 114th in the men's 15km freestyle at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Competing in only his sixth major race, the 34 year-old completed his run in 56...

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15

Feb '18

15 Feb 2018

Tonga

MoneyGram Announces Zero-Fee for Transactions to Tonga Following Cyclone Gita

Sydney (February 15, 2018) – MoneyGram announced today a waiver for all transactions from Australia and New Zealand to Tonga to support disaster relief following cyclone Gita. The fee waiver...

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14

Feb '18

14 Feb 2018

Tonga

ANZ announces relief package for customers impacted by Cyclone Gita

ANZ announces relief package for customers impacted by Cyclone Gita - $100,000 (NZD) donation to Red Cross; waives fees for International Money Transfers and other services ANZ today announced...

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14

Feb '18

14 Feb 2018

Samoa

Cyclone Gita: Samoa schools, churches remain closed

All government and some church and private schools in Samoa remain closed following Cyclone Gita. In a report released last night by the Disaster Management Office and the Disaster Advisory...

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14

Feb '18

14 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

Cyclone Gita: Tonga recovery could take months

Tonga could take six months to recover from what's being called the worst storm there in 60 years, while nearly half a Fiji island's residents are still in evacuation centres.   The storm,...

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13

Feb '18

13 Feb 2018

Tonga

Cyclone Gita: Tonga devastated by worst storm in 60 years

Winds of more than 230km/h recorded as parliament building flattened and power lines brought down. The islands of Tonga in the South Pacific have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita with...

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13

Feb '18

13 Feb 2018

Samoa

Building materials needed for Samoa recovery

Families in Samoa who have had their houses severely affected by the flash floods says building materials is a huge demand post Cyclone Gita. More than 200 people needed emergency shelter. RNZ...

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11

Feb '18

11 Feb 2018

Tonga

Tonga: It doesn't get much worse than this, Cyclone Gita to make direct hit as Cat5

The latest forecast for Tonga is not something you want to see - a forecast for already Category 4 Severe Cyclone Gita to reach Category 5 status (the highest on the scale) and make a direct hit...

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09

Feb '18

9 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

IMF, ADB, Australia and New Zealand Seek Solutions to Reduce Remittance Costs in the Pacific

The International Monetary Fund, together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), held roundtables in Sydney on February 5 and Auckland on February 7-8 to identify practical solutions to address...

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08

Feb '18

8 Feb 2018

Kiribati

Ferry search suspended in Kiribati but investigation ongoing

Kiribati's Marine Division says the formal search for passengers of the MV Butiraoi has been suspended after the ferry sank over two weeks ago. A spokesman said the decision was made in...

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