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Jan '19

22 Jan 2019

Pacific and General

Australia expands Pacific labour scheme to win influence in region

Fijians will be allowed to work in Australia for up to three years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favor with its...

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08

Jan '19

8 Jan 2019

Pacific and General

Red Cross steps up operations to deal with Pacific weather

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers thoughout the region have been mobilised over the past fortnight to deal with the bad weather pummelling several Pacific islands. Local arms of the charity in...

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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26

Oct '18

26 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

Giant conch shell unveiled as NZ's memorial to Pacific soldiers

The bellowing karakia was swept through the air by the vigorous breeze at the National War Memorial, as dignitaries gathered on a crisp morning for the unveiling. Beneath a grey sky painted by...

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