News - Pacific and General

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Aug '18

20 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

Call for better Pacific support in New Zealand's far south

Meriana Johnsen, Journalist There are only 3000 Pacific people in Dunedin, in New Zealand's south, but an innovation workshop for Pasifika entrepreneurs there has heard loud calls for more...

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06

Aug '18

6 Aug 2018

Pacific and General

Promotion of 'green jobs' sought by new regional agreement

Pacific countries will be supported to promote so-called "green jobs" using new technology under a new agreement.. The International Labour Organisation, or ILO, and the Secretariat of the...

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30

Jul '18

30 Jul 2018

Pacific and General

Push to unite Pacific businesses in New Zealand

The Samoa Business Network is branching out to unite Pacific businesses in New Zealand and across the region. In September they will launch the Tonga Business Network with a goal to...

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15

Jun '18

15 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

International Day of Family Remittances: Working to Build Prosperity at Home

The International Day of Family Remittances will be observed on 16 June, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for continued efforts...

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07

Jun '18

7 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Rise in Pasifika and Māori students in medical school to bring more diverse doctors

Is there a Pasifika doctor in the house? There will be soon as more students of Māori and Pacific Islands descent study in the medical field. New University of Otago figures on the diversity...

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06

Jun '18

6 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), 16 June

What is the International Day of Family Remittances? The 16th June has been designated as the official International Day of Family Remittances. It was unanimously proclaimed by all 176 IFAD...

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04

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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31

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

Pacific and General

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

Pacific and General

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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