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Oct '16

27 Oct 2016

Pacific and General

Seasonal workers leave for Australia and NZ

MORE than 80 Solomon Islanders have left for Australia and New Zealand to work under the Seasonal Workers Program for the next six months. The Solomon Islands Government urged them to represent...

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27

Oct '16

27 Oct 2016

Pacific and General

Community Café does much more than vend Tongan coffee

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o is the owner of the Community Café at the Mangere Arts Centre in the heart of Mangere on the outskirts of South Auckland. The area has a high concentration of...

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Oct '16

25 Oct 2016

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Early detection important for breast cancer survival

Anne Thorp, ambassador for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation said 3,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in New Zealand. She told a “Pink in Paris” fundraising...

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25

Oct '16

25 Oct 2016

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Pacific cuisine fine dining to change negative stereotypes

A new Pacific business venture hopes to change negative stereotypes around traditional Pacific dishes often seen as unhealthy. The project, led by award-winning chef Robert Oliver, will see the...

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Oct '16

20 Oct 2016

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Glen Innes community group organises suicide awareness fun run

Removing the social stigma of suicide is the goal for a community group in Glen Innes. Mad Ave Community Trust's Tamati Patuwai said they learnt from their men's mental health programmes that...

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Oct '16

18 Oct 2016

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Early warning, early actions - building resilience of Pacific island communities

Nadi, Fiji - Lessons learnt by partners as they worked together to strengthen island resilience to climate change and disaster risks, were discussed at a three day gathering that ended in Fiji...

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18

Oct '16

18 Oct 2016

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Making girls count

THERE is no doubt that our peoples and nations can experience inclusive growth and progress but it requires a brave confrontation of fundamental realities that dictate one's life, even minutes...

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Oct '16

17 Oct 2016

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Building homes in disaster prone areas

Habitat for Humanity’s Malcolm Whalley is looking for volunteers to join him in building homes in Samoa before typhoon season hits. He spoke to Gabrielle Stuart about his experiences...

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Oct '16

17 Oct 2016

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Fiji, PNG to help other Pacific nations

PAPUA New Guinea and Fiji will continue to play major roles in supporting other smaller island nations in the region in terms of development, Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato says. “Fiji and...

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Oct '16

13 Oct 2016

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First ever test match in Apia a landmark for rugby league in the Pacific

Rugby league fans in Samoa had waited 30 years to see their national team in action on home soil, and after 20 minutes of the first ever test match in Apia, it looked like celebrations were on...

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Oct '16

11 Oct 2016

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Top Five Least Populated Places In The World

The world has billions of people, with some countries having a high percentage of them. China, India and the United States have almost three billion of the world’s population. But there are...

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Oct '16

4 Oct 2016

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Pacific proves rich ground for tellers of tales

Northland writers are encouraged to enter their work in the only specific Pacific story writing competition, the deadline only two weeks away. Open to writers of 18 years and over, authors can...

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