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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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21

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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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Pacific and General

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

Pacific and General

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

Pacific and General

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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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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