News - Pacific and General

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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25

Sep '18

25 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

PM announces increase in climate change funding for Pacific

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change. Ms Ardern is pledging $300 million in climate-related assistance over...

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24

Sep '18

24 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Pre-colonial Pacific culture 'inspiration for feminism today'

Dominic Godfrey, RNZ Pacific Journalist   People of the Pacific need to decolonise their minds and reflect on the traditional role of women as men's equals. That call came from New...

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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

Pacific and General

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

Pacific and General

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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