News - Pacific and General
20 Aug 2018
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...
6 Aug 2018
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...
15 Jun 2018
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...
7 Jun 2018
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...
6 Jun 2018
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...
4 Jun 2018
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...
31 May 2018
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...
23 May 2018
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...
23 May 2018
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...
22 May 2018
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...