News - Pacific and General

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Jun '18

4 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Winnie Laban becomes a Dame at the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban reflects on her parents' journey from Samoa to help their children fulfil their dreams as she accepts a top Queen's Birthday Honour. New Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban...

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May '18

31 May 2018

Pacific and General

Australia's Seasonal Workers Program a win for Pacific Islanders, too

In the past week, reports emerged about abuse of migrant workers in Australia's government-led Seasonal Workers Program. The scheme brings thousands of Pacific workers to fill labour shortages...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

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Programme which helps Pacific workers in NZ call for support

A programme providing skills training to Pacific Islanders working in the Bay of Islands is calling for help from people keen to share their skills. Nationally more than 11,000 seasonal workers...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

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Pacific speech contest a chance for Rotorua students to connect

Pacific Island students have jumped at the chance to connect and celebrate their culture at a speech competition. More than 100 students from around the Bay of Plenty participated in the...

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23

May '18

23 May 2018

Pacific and General

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Australians lost more money to scammers in 2017 than in any other year since the ACCC began reporting on scam activity. According to the ACCC’s ninth annual Targeting scams report...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

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NZ signals long-term Pacific climate change strategy

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister says the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change. Winston Peters said the...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Pacific and General

2018 Pacific Test: Fixture, Tickets and How to Watch

While the Blues battle the Maroons in the second game of the State of Origin, Sydney will also play host to the first International matches since the Rugby World Cup – the Pacific Test...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Pacific and General

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

Pacific youth have a distinct opportunity to make its mark in the technology industry because of their heritage, creativity and natural ability to tell stories. That's according to Mahuki, Te...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Charity to offer interest-free loans to those in debt 'traps'

Emma Hatton, Journalist. emma.hatton@radionz.co.nz A new no-interest loan provider has government backing to try to help low-income families out of the debt traps set by high-interest loans. ...

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11

Apr '18

11 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging bronze in weightlifting, javelin and lawn bowls competitions on the Gold Coast. A quarter...

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11

Apr '18

11 Apr 2018

Pacific and General

Golden day for Samoa and Fiji at Commonwealth Games

Samoa won't top the medal table at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games but a trio of weightlifters gave the island nation its day in the sun on Monday. Sanele Mao and Feagaiga Stowers hoisted...

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Mar '18

29 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

World Bank advocates more participation for women in Seasonal Worker Programme

Increasing the participation of Pacific women in Australia's Seasonal Worker Programme is one of the recommendations in a new report by the World Bank. The Seasonal Worker Programme has employed...

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