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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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20

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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