News - Pacific and General
14 Nov 2017
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...
9 Nov 2017
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...
9 Nov 2017
In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of...
27 Oct 2017
I welcome the Commonwealth Bank’s decision this week to join the ANZ and Westpac banks in reducing fees for money sent internationally. These reductions will benefit customers in Australia and...
26 Oct 2017
Communities in the Pacific are set to benefit following our announcement that we have reduced the fee charged for International Money Transfers (IMTs) to as low as $6 for selected transactions. ...
23 Oct 2017
20 Fijian families that were affected by the wildfires in California are still living in evacuation centres while 4 Fijian families have lost their homes from the wildfire. The Fijian Embassy in...
17 Oct 2017
Regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership are the cornerstones of the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) being held in Vanuatu this week from the 16-20th October 2017....
4 Oct 2017
Finding a genuine permanent job offer in New Zealand to fulfil immigration requirements is proving too difficult for some Samoans. Each year 1100 Samoans are accepted for the quota but many...
26 Sep 2017
Five Pacific countries aim to grab the attention of the New Zealand market with their coffee and chocolate products. The annual Chocolate and Coffee Show in Auckland has a specially designed...
25 Sep 2017
Australia is part of a global push to curb high rates of domestic violence across Pacific Island nations with early prevention the key focus. Prevention, rather than helping women after they've...