News - Pacific and General

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

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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

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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

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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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15

Oct '18

15 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

With ASX listing, Fiji Kava sees medicinal future for drink

MackSmithNZ mackenzie.smith@rnz.co.nz The first kava company to list on a global stock exchange says it will use the new capital to explore other medicinal uses for the drink.   Fiji Kava...

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15

Oct '18

15 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

Japan and NZ join forces to help Pacific

Japan and New Zealand are joining forces to speed up assistance to the Pacific region.   New Zealand's foreign minister Winston Peters said the strategic partnership aimed to ensure...

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11

Oct '18

11 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

FinCap welcome reforms to consumer lending

  FinCap welcomes the Government’s announcement of stricter controls over loan companies and debt collectors. The charity works with New Zealand’s 200 free budget services and the...

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04

Oct '18

4 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

Bank fee stings for foreign money transfers, overseas travellers

You're planning a holiday overseas, found cheap airfares, bargain accommodation and you're all set to go. But there's another thing you need — money to spend while you're over there. While...

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04

Oct '18

4 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

IMT Asia 2018 explores trends, incentives, and de-risking schemes of the Money Transfer and Payment Industry

Executives from International Money Transfer and Cross-Border Payment institutions, Philippine banks, and other financial service providers gathered for the second International Money Transfer...

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27

Sep '18

27 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Growth of Pacific economies likely to be less than forecast

The region's economy is expected to grow less than forecast this year with Papua New Guinea's February earthquake shouldering the blame. The Asian Development Bank is predicting just over one...

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