News - Pacific and General

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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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18

Jan '18

18 Jan 2018

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Forum consults Pacific on security, finance and foreign policy

The future of Pacific regional policy is to be guided by the outcomes of a series of in-country consultations being conducted by the Pacific Islands Forum over the next two months. The first in...

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14

Dec '17

14 Dec 2017

Pacific and General

ANZ REDUCES MONEY TRANSFER FEES FROM NEW ZEALAND TO FIJI, SOLOMON ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS AND KIRIBATI

ANZ yesterday announced it has reduced International Money Transfer fees by more than 60 per cent from New Zealand to Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati via Internet Banking.It now...

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22

Nov '17

22 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

World Childrens Day: Pacific children take over media and entertainment

CHILDREN from across the Pacific today marked World Children's Day by taking over key roles in media and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled,...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Pacific nations rewriting league's established world order

If Fiji and Tonga's success at the Rugby League World Cup sees them promoted to the status of a tier-one nation, they deserve to have the same rights as the bigger countries, say their...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

NZ Eyes Climate Refugees Visa

New Zealand is proposing a special refugee visa for Pacific Islanders who are forced to migrate because of rising sea levels, the nation’s new climate change minister says, as world leaders...

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20

Nov '17

20 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Samoan students eligible for U.S. scholarships

The U.S. Embassy in Apia has announced that Samoan students have an opportunity to apply for the United States-South Pacific Scholarship Programme, which supports Master’s and Bachelor’s...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

APTC celebrates 10 years of existence

A SPECIAL function to commemorate the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) 10-year anniversary was held last week in the Solomon Islands. Caretaker Prime Minister of Solomon Islands,...

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14

Nov '17

14 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Impacts of climate change on Pacific food raised in Rome

A high-level meeting in Rome has warned that climate change poses an "alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands." The Food and Agriculture Organisation's...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Fundraising drive boosts Samoa Rugby Union coffers

The Samoa Rugby Union has raised almost $US140,000 from a fundraising radio and telethon held yesterday to address a financial crisis in the organisation.SRU Chairman and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa...

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