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Mar '18

29 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

NZ Immigration launches annual Pacific Access

Registrations for Pacific Islanders wanting to enter New Zealand under the annual quotas are open again, despite ongoing concerns that the quotas not being filled every year. The Samoan Quota...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

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Building links in the Pacific through schools partnerships

Today we are pleased to launch the Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnerships program as part of our commitment to strengthening links with our neighbours in the Pacific. Over the next two...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

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Seasonal Workers Programme embraced in Far North.

Seasonal workers from across the Pacific are supporting agriculture in Queensland's Far North, with growers embracing the work ethic and reliability of the foreign workers. International...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

PM Jacinda Ardern’s chance to set the tone in the Pacific

You only get one shot at a first impression. The Prime Minister steps onto Samoan soil tonight for the most important trip to the Pacific of her time in Government, the one proper chance to set...

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28

Feb '18

28 Feb 2018

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Vanuatu selected for seasonal work pilot project

Vanuatu has been selected to start working on a pilot project to include people living with disabilities to join the seasonal work programmes in New Zealand and Australia. The Department of...

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21

Feb '18

21 Feb 2018

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NZ to contribute $7m to improve newborn mortality rates in the Pacific

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has signed off on a further $7 million to go towards reducing the high newborn mortality rates in the Pacific. The Pacific has some of the world's worst child...

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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

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Additional humanitarian assistance to Tonga and Samoa

Additional humanitarian assistance to Tonga and SamoaJoint media release Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the...

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14

Feb '18

14 Feb 2018

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Cyclone Gita: Tonga recovery could take months

Tonga could take six months to recover from what's being called the worst storm there in 60 years, while nearly half a Fiji island's residents are still in evacuation centres.   The storm,...

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09

Feb '18

9 Feb 2018

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IMF, ADB, Australia and New Zealand Seek Solutions to Reduce Remittance Costs in the Pacific

The International Monetary Fund, together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), held roundtables in Sydney on February 5 and Auckland on February 7-8 to identify practical solutions to address...

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07

Feb '18

7 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

NZ funding rugby programme for health of Pacific youth

New Zealand will fund a new rugby programme aimed at improving the health of young people in the Pacific Islands. Former All Blacks midfielder Pita Alatini and Black Ferns star Charlene Gubb...

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05

Feb '18

5 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

RSE scheme likely to keep growing, says NZ minister

New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme is likely to continue expanding in the coming years, but not dramatically. Around 11,000 Pacific people are working in New Zealand's viticulture...

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31

Jan '18

31 Jan 2018

Pacific and General

Benefits outweigh challenges in receiving migrants

Dunedin has the opportunity to benefit from climate change migrants, writes Dennis Wesselbaum The World Economic Forum has declared extreme weather as the most likely risk and with the...

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