News - Pacific and General

06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Divers in hot water after being bust with almost 400 illegally caught paua in Wellington region

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend. The find marked the start of the Ministry...

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06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Pacific and General

Mobile remittance free from “archaic” banking systems

Developing countries are creating contactless economies because they’re not being held back by an “archaic” banking system, according to WorldRemit Founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed. Speaking at...

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27

Nov '16

27 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Kaipara Harbour tragedy survivor: 'How many are alive?'

Naked, with two lifejackets pinned under each arm, Iripa Iripa crawled up Muriwai Beach. Iripa had covered two kilometres to reach shore from the wreckage of the Francie fishing charter, and had...

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22

Nov '16

22 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Workers’ welfare becomes first casualty of Pacific Islands gold rush

More than 700 rugby union players have been exported from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga but for many it has become a fast track to misery. Utopia has never existed in professional rugby union and never...

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14

Nov '16

14 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Aftershocks continue after 7.5-magnitude quake

A severe earthquake has hit New Zealand. Follow live, rolling updates here. Key facts: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Hanmer Springs at 12.02am There are reports of two fatalities ...

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09

Nov '16

9 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Mobile Money is Reducing the Cost of Sending International Remittances

The GSMA has issued a report that looks at the impact of mobile money on reducing the cost of international remittances. The findings show that the cost of sending international remittances with...

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07

Nov '16

7 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Australian league star's message to Christchurch players: 'It ain't weak to speak'

Controversial Australian rugby league star Andrew Fifita​ has a simple message for Kiwi youngsters facing mental illness. "It ain't weak to speak." The NRL star will speak to young...

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03

Nov '16

3 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Pacific youth workers nominated for award

TWO Pacific islanders are among youth work professionals from 14 countries who have been named as the Finalists of the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards. This year’s shortlist...

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01

Nov '16

1 Nov 2016

Pacific and General

Awards to honour high-achieving Pacific youth

Talented Pacific Islanders are being encouraged to register for the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards this year. The awards recognise high-achieving young pacific New Zealanders in the...

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27

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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25

Oct '16

25 Oct 2016

Pacific and General

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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