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17

Dec '18

17 Dec 2018

Vanuatu

Oxfam cash transfer a relief for displaced people in Vanuatu

The designer of a new Oxfam aid programme for Vanuatu's Ambae Islanders says overwhelmingly the recipients have been "really relieved" by the assistance.   Sandra Uwantege Hart has set-up...

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12

Dec '18

12 Dec 2018

Pacific and General

Heart disease breaking up young Pasifika families

Pasifika families are being broken up by startling rates of heart disease and the resulting shorter life expectancies, a New Zealand charity says.   The New Zealand Health Survey shows...

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03

Dec '18

3 Dec 2018

Pacific and General

Education boost key to Pasifika success

Indira Stewart, RNZI journalist Almost 50 years ago, Pastor Eroni Rabo Dau applied from Fiji to enrol as a student at South Auckland's Manukau Institute of Technology. Like many others from the...

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26

Nov '18

26 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

Sport: 'Ikale Tahi excited to face All Blacks

The 'Ikale Tahi believe playing the All Blacks next year will be the perfect way to round out their preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Tonga will take on the world champions in a one-off...

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21

Nov '18

21 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

Fiji delighted that RSE seasonal work cap lifted

Fiji's Ministry of Employment has welcomed New Zealand lifting its cap on workers for the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.   New Zealand announced two weeks ago it would increase the...

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14

Nov '18

14 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

NZ govt launches new vision for Pacific communities

The New Zealand government has a new vision for Pacific communities in New Zealand.   For the first time in almost 20 years the Ministry for Pacific Peoples met with 350 Pacific community...

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12

Nov '18

12 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

New report shows economic contribution of Pasifika in NZ

New Zealand's government says Pacific peoples are contributing significantly to its economy despite inequalities that exist in health, housing, education, employment and incomes.   Its new...

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07

Nov '18

7 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

New Zealand announces Pacific enabling fund

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the establishment of a $US6.7 million Pacific Enabling Fund.   The fund is billed as fostering engagement with Pacific...

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05

Nov '18

5 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

More overseas workers for horticulture sector

The horticulture and viticulture industries are set to benefit from the Government's decision to allow more overseas seasonal workers. The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme will increase...

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05

Nov '18

5 Nov 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial Vaccine Deliveries Are Coming to the Pacific Island Country of Vanuatu via Drones

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu will soon get commercial drone help to bring vaccines and medical supplies to its islands. In June, UNICEF Pacific put out a global call for help in the form...

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01

Nov '18

1 Nov 2018

Samoa

Second shipment of Samoan bananas leaves for NZ

A second shipment of bananas has left Samoa for New Zealand, after the first export shipment in half-a-century sold out quickly.   Samoa's agriculture minister, Lopao'o Natanielu Mu'a said...

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01

Nov '18

1 Nov 2018

Pacific and General

NZ to use TV channel to promote its investment in Pacific

  In September, New Zealand's government announced it would spend $US6.6 million over the next three years to expand the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service. Documents released to RNZ...

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