News - Pacific and General

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Jun '17

19 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

The new wave of Pacific migration: Thousands leave Auckland housing crisis behind for life in the provinces

Ta'ufo'ou​ Mataka hasn't looked back since leaving her Auckland home four years ago for a new life in Timaru. The mother of four​ moved to the South Island when her husband, Misimana​...

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16

Jun '17

16 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

IAMTN Endorses the International Day of Family Remittances

IAMTN joins IFAD in recognising and raising global awareness of the fundamental contribution made by migrant workers through remittances. Remittances complement banking institutions by providing...

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14

Jun '17

14 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

PACER-Plus trade deal signed in Tonga

    A region-wide free trade agreement has been signed in Tonga, with some notable absences.   The deal, known as PACER-Plus, has been hailed by proponents as a new kind of...

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08

Jun '17

8 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Pasifika achievement boosted in NZ schools

Embracing cultural diversity has been key in lifting achievement rates for Maori and Pasifika students at one of New Zealand's most ethnically diverse schools. Maori and Pasifika students make...

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08

Jun '17

8 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Improving the Seasonal Employment workers program

The Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet together with the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development hosted a public forum this morning.   The gathering was to garner the...

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06

Jun '17

6 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

PTI congratulates Queen’s Birthday awardees

Former rugby union player and coach Michael Jones and renowned chef Michael Meredith are among several people of Pacific Island origin in New Zealand who have been honoured with awards by the...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific youth 'need to be aware of their self-worth'

Youth workers from the Pacific say that it's vital young people in the region feel empowered, and included as valued members of society.   A group from the Ola Fou programme was in...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Pacific and General

Future disaster losses represent an existential threat to small island states, undermining efforts to eradicate poverty and build resilient cities and communities

If you scroll your way down through the full list of approximately 57 Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, it reads like a roll call for prevention, resilience and recovery from recent...

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22

May '17

22 May 2017

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NZ to host the Pacific search and rescue conference

  Delegates from 26 countries gather in Auckland from today to plan effective search and rescue practices across the Pacific. This is the first time New Zealand has hosted the event as...

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18

May '17

18 May 2017

Pacific and General

Australia's first Polyfest set for 2018

Australia is preparing to stage that country's first Polyfest. The inaugural Polyfest Australia was set for February 2018 and school registrations have officially opened. The festival would be...

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03

May '17

3 May 2017

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Life in Europe a 'culture shock' for Pacific Islanders, says Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi has called for greater support for Pacific Islands stars in Europe, to end the kind of honest mistakes that almost saw him deported from the UK in 2010. England centre Tuilagi has...

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13

Apr '17

13 Apr 2017

Pacific and General

Money migrants send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for one in seven people worldwide

Despite the political fire drawn by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and beyond, a senior official from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today...

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