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Jun '18

15 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

International Day of Family Remittances: Working to Build Prosperity at Home

The International Day of Family Remittances will be observed on 16 June, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for continued efforts...

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Jun '18

7 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Rise in Pasifika and Māori students in medical school to bring more diverse doctors

Is there a Pasifika doctor in the house? There will be soon as more students of Māori and Pacific Islands descent study in the medical field. New University of Otago figures on the diversity...

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06

Jun '18

6 Jun 2018

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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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04

Jun '18

4 Jun 2018

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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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May '18

31 May 2018

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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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23

May '18

23 May 2018

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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

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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

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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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17

May '18

17 May 2018

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2018 Pacific Test: Fixture, Tickets and How to Watch

While the Blues battle the Maroons in the second game of the State of Origin, Sydney will also play host to the first International matches since the Rugby World Cup – the Pacific Test...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

Pacific youth have a distinct opportunity to make its mark in the technology industry because of their heritage, creativity and natural ability to tell stories. That's according to Mahuki, Te...

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Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Charity to offer interest-free loans to those in debt 'traps'

Emma Hatton, Journalist. emma.hatton@radionz.co.nz A new no-interest loan provider has government backing to try to help low-income families out of the debt traps set by high-interest loans. ...

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