News - Pacific and General

18

Sep '18

18 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific sees only rise in undernourishment globally

The Pacific is the only region in the world where undernourishment has increased in the past 12 years. The new United Nations research said climate change is a key driver in a rise in world...

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17

Sep '18

17 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Professor Fa'afetai Sopoaga wins supreme teaching award

A woman credited with single-handedly getting Pacific health into the medical curriculum in New Zealand has taken out a supreme award for teaching excellence.   Otago University's Faumuina...

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04

Sep '18

4 Sep 2018

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Pacific leaders assert common values and strength

Pacific Leaders meeting in Nauru this week are expected to send a strong signal to new and emerging global powers entering the region to 'toe the line' on common issues that are dear to them -...

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04

Sep '18

4 Sep 2018

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NZ to help fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

New Zealand's government will spend $US6.6 million in the next three years on a dedicated TV channel for the Pacific. The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a...

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29

Aug '18

29 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

The stage is set for Murihiku Polyfest's return to Invercargill this week

Southland's youth are being encouraged to take more of an active roll at this year's Polyfest, as well as performing on stage. Murihiku Māori and Pacifica Cultural Trust business development...

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28

Aug '18

28 Aug 2018

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Pacific agrees on plan to stop waste ending up in the ocean

A waste specialist at the Pacific's environment agency SPREP says consensus has been reached on a strategic plan for managing pollution in the region. According to Earth Day about 8 million...

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20

Aug '18

20 Aug 2018

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Call for better Pacific support in New Zealand's far south

Meriana Johnsen, Journalist There are only 3000 Pacific people in Dunedin, in New Zealand's south, but an innovation workshop for Pasifika entrepreneurs there has heard loud calls for more...

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06

Aug '18

6 Aug 2018

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Promotion of 'green jobs' sought by new regional agreement

Pacific countries will be supported to promote so-called "green jobs" using new technology under a new agreement.. The International Labour Organisation, or ILO, and the Secretariat of the...

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30

Jul '18

30 Jul 2018

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Push to unite Pacific businesses in New Zealand

The Samoa Business Network is branching out to unite Pacific businesses in New Zealand and across the region. In September they will launch the Tonga Business Network with a goal to...

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15

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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07

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

Pacific and General

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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