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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Pacific and General

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

Pacific and General

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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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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Feb '18

28 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

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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Feb '18

21 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

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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